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Two teahouses complement each other’s flavors
Steeped in tradition
For those who care about politics we are entering the most tension-filled fortnight in quite a while.
| October 24, 2012
A wing-lover’s fantasy
Even better — it’s a drumstick
I left Sudha Chalichamu and Venu Chaganti's house in Scarborough carrying a glass Pyrex bowl filled with marinating tandoori chicken drumsticks.
| October 17, 2012
Maine celebrates National Co-op Month
It's the Year of the Dragon (Chinese Zodiac), the Year of the Girl (Girl Scouts of the USA), and, perhaps less well known, the International Year of Cooperatives, according to the United Nations.
| October 10, 2012
Review: Spread Restaurant
Spread ’em: A new restaurant celebrates smooth tastes
There is a certain sort of space that, for the very reason that it seems doomed, summons hopeful strivers who expect to redeem them.
| October 03, 2012
The newest best reason to go to Brunswick
The Tao of deliciousness
Early this year on this page I urged Mainers to stop complaining about our choices for Chinese food — to cease wishing for "a transcendent Chinese place that surprises and delights."
| September 26, 2012
The Dominican flag is beautiful and delicious!
A great Columbian discovery
In August, Angel Ferreras, 39, did what any Dominican would do.
| September 19, 2012
Time to enjoy the fall harvest
The change of season brings new restaurants and hearty cuisine
Summer in the Portland area can be hectic with its abundance of busy restaurants, outdoor markets, and a short growing season.
| September 12, 2012
Purists push coffee to its limits
Obsession with perfection
Everyone knows that geeks are ruining our culture and economy.
| September 05, 2012
Tandoor’s full menu is well worth the trip
Beyond the bread
As you may remember, we went to war with Iraq in the name of freedom.
| August 29, 2012
The secret to ratatouille without the mush
A French classic, done properly
My houseguest, a sixteen-year-old French brunette, pointed at the French toast we were serving for breakfast. "What is it?" she asked.
| August 22, 2012
Indulge with local options that make you stronger
Whether you run the Beach to Beacon every year, have just signed up for your first marathon, or are starting a new fitness routine, there are a number of local restaurants that offer healthy food to enhance your performance and help you fuel and recharge before and after a workout.
| August 15, 2012
Legendary Maine Jamaican restaurant reopens
If, four years ago, you read in the Phoenix a story about Jamaican-born chef and artist Alva Lowe, you probably had one regret.
| August 08, 2012
Drinking and dining at portland’s newest hot spot
One of the clever decisions made by the proprietors of LFK, a new bar and eatery on Longfellow Square, was forgoing a literary name.
| August 01, 2012
After the burritos and tacos, try chilaquiles
tasting a Mexican staple
Even though my Mexican cooking teacher, Azminda Cansino, knows my name is Lindsay, the text I got from her was: "Nena, what is the plan?"
| August 02, 2012
Local farmers get creative to stand out
The fruits of their labor
With a limited growing season and high demand for local food, Maine farmers have a short window of time to get their products to the public.
| July 18, 2012
Give it a Twist — and enjoy!
Have a Silly summer
When the original Silly's restaurant opened nearly 25 years ago, the owners chose Albert Einstein as their mascot — an image of him, hair akimbo and tongue extended, graces the sign and menus.
| July 11, 2012
Gorgeous and Fiasco each have their strengths
Despite all the talk about division in this country, we are living in an era where the most traditional of divisions, the one between adults and children, is disappearing.
| July 03, 2012
Pave Paradise ...
and put up a Greek food festival
Why do we even use parking lots for cars? A food festival is a much better use of the space, don't you think?
| June 27, 2012
Creating an all-local restaurant (mostly)
Pushing the proximity limit
It has become almost second nature for area restaurants to use local ingredients and to establish working relationships with nearby farmers and fishermen.
| June 21, 2012
Review: El Rayo Cantina
There are two traditional ways for folks from the US to encounter Mexico: get down and dirty, or really polish it up.
| June 13, 2012
A new crop of restaurants open in time for summer
Reap the delicious bounty
Just when you thought the Portland food scene couldn't get any better, a handful of new restaurants and bars are gearing up for the summer.
| June 21, 2012
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Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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