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Cheap eats in Maine's culinary capitol

13 ways to experience Portland’s great restaurants for less
These cheap dishes are quintessentially Portland.
By: KATE MCCARTY  |  September 17, 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


A little whine

Munjoy's new Lolita revives a classic narrative
The lessons of Lolita are that something simpler and less challenging can be lovely, and that some cheap wine could really loosen things up.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  September 05, 2014


Tacos on the town

The search for taste, tenderness, and thrift
While there’s no class mobility in this town, we do have taco mobility—even taco-class mobility.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  August 31, 2014


Every beef eater should read this

Immigrant Kitchens
Reunited with beef tongue at last!
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  August 22, 2014


Preserve precious produce

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


Coping with adulthood

Central Provisions vs. Old Port wisdom
The neighborhood’s newish Central Provisions is grown up. But it also embodies our ambivalence about adulthood, and our persistent hope that a few more drinks will help us cope with it.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  August 07, 2014


Paths to greatness

New Indian food options offer rich discoveries
India, like the American university, is mostly in the news these days for its bloated and ineffective administration and an epidemic of underprosecuted sexual assault. But let’s not give up on either—India or college—as a source of wisdom and repository of culture.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  July 31, 2014


Argentinian family secret

Hand-held pies
Hand-held pies
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 24, 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


The quay to good living

Porthole diners forgive, forget, feast on
Though they offer an appealing moral clarity, in practice zero tolerance policies have ruined any number of urban schools, fragile marriages, and card-marred soccer games. Zero tolerance almost ruined Portland a few years back, too.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  July 11, 2014


Biting into the fantasy

Film and food trucks rev up our primal urges
Is it a sign of the shallowness of our national culture that we have spent half a decade excited by the idea of food served from trucks? Sure. But is it a symptom of some deeper condition? I suspect so. This summer offers a chance to investigate thanks to the arrival of a critical mass of food trucks around Portland, along with the film Chef, about a restaurant chef who starts a food truck.  
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  July 10, 2014


A real Ugandan feast

An awesome thing happened at the Halal Market
Immigrant Kitchens
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  June 26, 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


Immigrant Kitchens: Dare to dal

Once you know the ingredients, it’s easy
Growing up in the town of Umreth in Gujarat State in northwestern India, her mom made toor dal several times a week.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 29, 2014


The wheels on the bus go glug, glug, glug

Maine Brew Bus launches new tours and service
It makes sense that the Maine Brew Bus, our favorite local designated driver founded by Zachary and Allison Poole, is expanding right along with the breweries it promotes on its all-inclusive beer tours.
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 22, 2014


Where coffee reigns supreme

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


Tastes like world peace

A celebratory dish with chicken, tumeric, and fresh ginger
Savita began to teach me how to make jalfrezi , a dish her family at home would be eating together on that day.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 01, 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
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