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Come to Maine, stay Phoever

 Enjoy the tastes at a new Vietnamese restaurant
Any place that thinks to name its spring rolls after the Bowdoin Log has some deep Maine knowledge.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  October 02, 2013


Boone’s steps up the traditional Maine game

 Pricey classics
 At the new Boone’s restaurant, classic New England cuisine is completely familiar, but elevated too (and priced accordingly).
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  September 26, 2013


I got set up in the bulgur aisle

 Blind cooking date with an Iraqi
At Sindbad, the Iraqi Market on Forest Avenue near Woodford Street, I was looking for fine bulgur.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 19, 2013


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo all year long

 Eat Mexican
If there’s anything better than sharing a big plate of nachos with a big group of friends, we haven’t found it yet.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 12, 2013


Easy meals for $15 or less for 2 people

 Cheap. Fast. Good. Exciting.
We can’t survive in America, really, without at least a handful of inexpensive, quick meals in our cooking repertoire, lest we feed on an endless stream of factory hot dogs and frozen pizzas.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 12, 2013


Look for Maine’s trove of heirlooms and disease-resistant pomes

 Beyond Macs and Honey Crisps
My favorite apple is the sweet-tart GoldRush, a freckled bronze variety much more toothsome than its mundane Golden Delicious parent.
By: LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  September 12, 2013


Portland & Rochester gives Bayside another push

Rolling stock
P&R invites us to harken back to the day when “local” wasn’t a de rigueur menu adjective, but a basic fact of life.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  September 06, 2013


The great Enio’s, from the former owners of Rachel’s

 Maine favorites return
Enio’s may be run by veterans of the Maine restaurant scene, and be rooted in traditional strengths of Italian cuisine, but thanks to its imaginative menu and bright interesting space, it feels new and fresh.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  August 30, 2013


It’s a bun. It’s a roll. It’s a popover. Whatever, it’s delicious.

 Yorkshires call it pudding
Watching her move so assuredly in the kitchen makes me doubt the legendarily poor reputation of English food. When a cook moves like that, only good can come of it.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  August 30, 2013

Two off-peninsula eateries offer a lunchtime lift

Sublime sandwiches
Long ago, lunch was the most significant meal of the day, giving farmers the energy to continue working through the afternoon and into the evening.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  August 30, 2013


Black trumpets, wild blueberries, yes, lobster, and Maine miche

 Bountiful Maine
The abundant wild mushrooms and ramps, the scallops and steamers and sourdough, the perennial rhubarb and raspberries, and new potatoes unearthed despite the beetles especially thrill me.
By: LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  August 08, 2013


Artemisia Café now serves a wonderful dinner

 A quiet success
Word should start getting out about the new dinner service at Artemisia Café.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  August 01, 2013


Phenomenal pho

How Hieu Nguyen makes the real deal at home
How Hieu Nguyen makes the real deal at home
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  August 05, 2013


Celebrating Maine malts, wheat, and wood-baked bread

 A knead for local grains
 A knead for local grains
By: LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  July 18, 2013


Outliers finds the top margin

A cut above
To call something an outlier defines its achievement in relation to the average.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  July 10, 2013


A spin through In’finiti

Angels in the architecture
The new place on Commercial Street seeks to combine high-end design, ambitious cuisine, craft cocktails featuring liquor distilled in-house, and of course beer, most also brewed on-site.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  July 10, 2013


New Zealand sausage rolls are the way to go

Don’t like pig intestine?
What about sausage could not be delicious? I wondered. It was the wrong question.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  June 26, 2013


Eat equally tasty, more plentiful ‘trash’ fish

Stay away from haddock and cod?
Stay away from haddock and cod?
By: LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  June 20, 2013


The Little Tap House gets sizeable praise

Small name, big delivery
Little Tap House seems to be what it sounds like: a welcoming, affordable spot for local draft beer and accessibly interesting pub food.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  June 13, 2013


What’s coming to Portland for summer

 New tastes
The coming summer looks to be the busiest in memory, food-wise. We are in the midst of a flurry of restaurant openings, and thanks to recent regulatory adjustments food-trucks are beginning to proliferate in our city.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  June 07, 2013


Congolese dishes show innovation, creativity

Tricks of the cooking trade
Yarmouth resident Ariane Kambu Mbenza grew up with her uncle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When she was seven years old, he asked her to be in charge of preparing food.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 30, 2013

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