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Limits of language
The tasteful philosophies of Schulte and Herr
Is it enlightened or provincial that we Mainers hear “ethnic” and don’t think, as many do, exclusively of non-Europeans?
| November 03, 2014
Ten Ten Pié makes the neighborhood sing
Last year some national magazine said that Biddeford is to Portland as Brooklyn is to New York. No. Biddeford is a mash-up of Newburg and Poughkeepsie. It is East Bayside that is our Brooklyn.
| October 24, 2014
A call for coq au vin
I do wonder why our theories about animal fat are totally inconsistent with low rates of heart disease in France.
| October 16, 2014
Raise a glass to Prohibition's influence
Portland cocktail bars embrace historic recipes
The phrase “Prohibition-era cocktails” may sound like an oxymoron, but much of what we see in today’s craft cocktail revival is actually borne of drinking during Prohibition.
| October 11, 2014
Start digging here
Sub-level maps turns out to be a gold mine
Because music is now basically free (thanks to torrents, Pandoras, Spotifies, etc.), the only way for musicians to make money is through constant touring and related merchandise sales. Or they can appear as a judge on The Voice. Food, on the other hand, will still cost ya...
| October 03, 2014
Pick your poison
Is Lanzalotta's Slab the city's best outlaw food?
The National Institutes of Health just published a randomized study that confirms the rumors: carbohydrates are poison and should be avoided. So how should we feel about Slab Sicilian Streetfood?
| October 01, 2014
Cool cucumber recipe
She poured two tablespoons of a black liquid from a large bottle with a bunch of Chinese on it. “Vinegar,” she offered, her best translation. I tasted it—interesting, familiar, definitely vinegar, but not sweet like balsamic vinegar and not clean like white or light colored vinegars I knew.
| September 19, 2014
Cheap eats in Maine's culinary capital
13 ways to experience Portland’s great restaurants for less
These cheap dishes are quintessentially Portland.
| September 19, 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| August 31, 2014
Every beef eater should read this
Reunited with beef tongue at last!
| August 22, 2014
Preserve precious produce
You can pickle that!
You can pickle that!
| 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.
| 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.
| July 31, 2014
Argentinian family secret
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| July 10, 2014
A real Ugandan feast
An awesome thing happened at the Halal Market
| June 26, 2014
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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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