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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
We see fish cakes in your future
A surprising prediction
We love our fish cakes in Maine. They're usually a mixture of breadcrumbs, egg, seafood, and parsley, formed into cylinders and deep-fried.
| May 30, 2012
Casco Bay’s restaurants, bars, + markets
The islands of Casco Bay may seem remote (especially in the winter), but some are as close as a 20-minute ferry ride. As summer approaches, take a break from Portland's busy foodie scene and treat yourself to the tastes of the islands — after a breezy, salty boat ride across the ocean.
| May 23, 2012
Tasting excellence at Miyake
There is a theory about the extreme inequality found in American culture and economy that goes something like this: inequality is the price of a culture designed to identify and reward great talent.
| May 16, 2012
Review: Holy Donut
Holy potatoes! Yep, spuds are the not-so-secret ingredient in these doughnuts
All cuisines rely on the experience of regression for their deepest appeal.
| May 09, 2012
A Southern fave, brought north via Africa
Hallelujah! Praise collards!
My road to collard green enlightenment opened up, of all places, at the checkout at T.J. Maxx.
| May 02, 2012
Restaurant composting closes another local-food loop
Eat your waste
You — or your neighbor — may do it at home, but now area restaurants, hospitals, schools, and grocery stores are also reducing their waste and producing rich soil by turning food scraps and paper products into compost.
| April 25, 2012
Review: Al Huda
A very warm welcome indeed
The long coastline of Somalia is at the root of its culture's many complexities.
| April 18, 2012
Exploring Frontier’s new menu
"Civilizing" the frontier was a long and complex process, with lasting effects on our culture.
| April 11, 2012
Forget burritos — try this chicken soup
Well into her 30s with two kids and a husband, Azminda was still being ribbed by her father for being a bad cook.
| April 04, 2012
Food (trucks) for thought
Group works to bring more mobile eats to Portland
It's nearly summer, and eating outdoors is one of the prime luxuries Maine can offer its residents and visitors. Portland's considering making that easier, with its Food Truck Task Force determining how to organize the debut of the latest nationwide foodie-fad.
| March 28, 2012
Review: Seagrass Bistro
How the other 1 percent feast. It's delicious!
The day is coming when the baby boomers will bankrupt this country, sparing only their own nest-eggs and supplemental health insurance.
| March 21, 2012
Review: Sabor Latino
Finding the right mix
Some new restaurants obsess over getting the décor just right. Others focus on creating a perfect menu.
| March 14, 2012
Maine Azeris remember a massacre
A commemorative feast
Maine Azeris remember a massacre
| March 07, 2012
Networking breakfast leads to citywide forum
As interest in the local-food movement expands in Portland, lack of coordination can lead to duplicate or missed volunteering efforts and resources.
| February 29, 2012
Marcy's new owners step up, but not overly far
Preserving a treasure
Inheritance is the problem of the modern age.
| February 22, 2012
Review: The Thirsty Pig + Novare Res
Lift a stein and down a sausage at the Thirsty Pig, or Novare Res
The traditional remedies for the burdens of life, at least in the Anglo-Saxon and Germanic traditions that dominate American culture, have been beer and sausage — cheap ways to blot the pain with a light buzz and a stomach full of rich food.
| February 15, 2012
Learning to make a Bosnian Serb’s meat pie
From cleaning to cooking
Finding a cooking lesson with an immigrant is like love. It comes when I least expect it.
| February 08, 2012
No matter how you get fresh food, you can get it
Even with Maine's short growing season, farmers all over the state are working to accommodate the needs of their customers who want to eat locally year-round.
| February 01, 2012
Standouts in by-the-piece pies
College is all about ordering pizza at all hours, often delivered to dorms or apartments hosting major cram sessions (or, you know, other student-type activities). But what if you're out and about, on the town, and want a slice for lunch?
| January 25, 2012
Review: China Taste
The family-run place you're hoping for
It's often claimed that there is no good Chinese food in Portland. But when four Maine Chinese buffet restaurants were raided by federal agents for deplorable working conditions, money laundering, and other alleged crimes a few months back, it put things in perspective.
| January 25, 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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