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Raise a glass to Prohibition's influence

Portland cocktail bars embrace historic recipes
The phrase “Prohibition-era cocktails” may sound like an oxymoron, but much of what we see in today’s craft cocktail revival is actually borne of drinking during Prohibition.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  October 11, 2014


Cheap eats in Maine's culinary capital

13 ways to experience Portland’s great restaurants for less
These cheap dishes are quintessentially Portland.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  September 19, 2014


How do you like them apples?

Overcome apple fatigue with new varieties
As students trundle off to school, the nighttime temperatures begin to dip, and the daylight lessens, apple trees all across Maine are ripening.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  September 12, 2014


Preserve precious produce

You can pickle that!
You can pickle that!
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  August 14, 2014


Unusual ice cream options

Keep cool with these new sweet treats
Our short Maine summers mean we must maximize our ice cream eating opportunities.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  July 16, 2014


Get out and dine

Ten things to eat in Maine this summer
Lobster rolls, blueberry pie, Hella Good tacos, sustainable seafood, and more 
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  June 19, 2014


Collaborations and foraged finds

Seaweed moves to the center of your summer plate
Two trends in particular can be seen playing out in our high-caliber food and drink scene: one unique to our area and one that’s also popular elsewhere, but particularly well suited to our coastal climate.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  June 19, 2014


Where coffee reigns supreme

Cupping helps clarify java preferences
Cupping helps clarify java preferences
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  May 21, 2014


Food truck fleet updates

'Tis the season for dining al fresco
First, the good news: most truck owners were very happy with their first year of service in Portland.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  April 25, 2014


A taste of Mexico in Maine

Fresh tortilla biz adds value to locally grown corn
The finished product is gluten-free, low-sodium, organic, and high in fiber and vitamins, in particular B3. But above all, it’s tasty.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  March 28, 2014


A tequila-tasting education

Sampling the nectar of the gods at Zapoteca
Inside Zapoteca Restaurante y Tequileria, a warming bit of Mexico can be found in the form of an extensive selection of tequila.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  February 20, 2014


Fat and happy at Miyake's place

Chef raises rare pigs on his Freeport farm
Miyake’s farm is one of many projects keeping the Portland chef busy.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  January 30, 2014


Supporting Maine’s dairy farmers for the love of cheese

 Land of milk and honey?
Maine-made cheese is having a moment.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  January 03, 2014


Oysters at home for the holidays

 Take time to find your favorite flavor
When someone describes oysters as tasting “of the sea,” it always makes me wonder the last time they tasted seawater.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  December 04, 2013

Portland Farmers’ Market moves indoors at Bay One

 Winter Provisions
This winter, the Portland Farmers’ Market will be in a new location.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  December 04, 2013


A farm-to-food-truck tale made in Maine

 Talented chefs, unusual produce
The meat, fish, dairy, and produce Small Axe serves is all from local sources, drawing on Deuben’s and Leavy’s longstanding relationships with nearby purveyors.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  November 07, 2013

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