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Review: Museum Café

Sampling the artistic institution's take on food
In the long transition by which medieval mysticism gave way to modern rationality and bureaucratic efficiency, the placement of clocks on church steeples was a profound milestone.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  October 05, 2011


Review: District

District is hard to classify, but hard to go wrong
With the fall television season beginning, it is worth remembering the best TV show of the last decade: NBC's Las Vegas . Man, that show was good.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  September 28, 2011


Tasting Iraqi hospitality in Westbrook

A feast for a guest
At Mona's house in Westbrook, when a guest comes to visit, this is what she makes: a platter of yellow rice topped with golden bone-in chicken pieces, tomato-and chili-flake soup, a platter of beef dolmas, flatbread, pickled vegetables, fresh salad, watermelon, and a lemon-yogurt drink.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 21, 2011


Speed eating match

Brought to you by: esophodogs.
By: DAVID KISH  |  September 21, 2011


Fabulous food festivals

Where to get your Maine fill this fall
Fall is festival season.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  September 14, 2011


Review: Pho Hanoi

Sauce your heart out
Vietnamese cuisine very friendly to saucy experimentation.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  September 07, 2011


Blues beyond pie

A closer look at Maine's most famous fruit
Here, a look at some blueberry characters and concerns.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 31, 2011


Review: Taco Trio

In search of Mexillence
The surest formula for greatness is to turn your weakness into a strength.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  August 31, 2011

cheap eats 4

Where to go with what's in your pocket (or couch, or car)

Cheap eats
After about two weeks of being back in school and eating every meal — day after day after day — in the cafeteria, it's going to start sucking. It's actually written in the student handbook.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  August 31, 2011


The story behind a South Portland Cambodian curry

A hard-won meal
Before you make Makara Meng's Cambodian curry soup, you need to know how it got to these pages.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  August 24, 2011


Playing tourist

Experiencing Portland like a visitor — and liking it
Last weekend, more than 2300 people stepped off cruise ships into the Old Port seeking all things Maine: lobster, anything blueberry, and a taste of the way life should be (some probably hoped to spot a moose on the corner of Fore and Exchange).
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  August 17, 2011


Review: The Well

The Well dispenses with snobbery, focuses on food
Foodie snobbery and "locavore" sanctimony have become so egregious that the New York Times Magazine recently made a cover story of one writer's description of participating in a two-day backyard feast in the Napa Valley.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  August 10, 2011


The magic of mushrooms

Traversing Maine's myco-culture in search of delicious treats
It's a hot, sticky July afternoon and I'm riding shotgun in Uncle Bob's pick-up truck. We've just spent the past couple hours walking off-trail through the woods, and we're doing much better than I had expected.
By: NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  August 03, 2011


Portland's chefs play with mushrooms

Tasting the fruit of the spore
Being a chef is a risky business.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  August 03, 2011


Shamayel seeks a little lamb

And finds it not far from Portland at all
Twenty-one years ago Shamayel Kargar and her husband had a hankering for good lamb.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 27, 2011


Food on the move

Could a Fort Williams lobster-roll trailer one day cruise the Old Port?
Maine and lobsters: There's just no escaping the association.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  July 20, 2011


Review: Petite Jacqueline

French treasures
On a crowded night at Petite Jacqueline it is hard to hear your companion over the din.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  July 13, 2011


Review: Gogi

Korean tacos arrive in Portland at last
If you are looking for a prototypical American restaurant in this week that started with Independence Day, you could do worse than Gogi.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  July 06, 2011


Peanuts are white, folks

And they got here by traveling the world
I'm into peanuts these days for a handful of reasons. I recently learned how to cook an awesome peanut soup from Ghana.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  June 29, 2011


Blue Mango Veggie Burgers stays simple

One patty at a time
Chances are you've walked by 648 Congress Street and never realized it's the production headquarters for a well-known vegetarian staple.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  June 22, 2011


Sampling summer standards

Two beachside meals, compared
Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth offers a chance to experience two varieties of summer dining.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  June 15, 2011

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