Monthly Archives: October 2011

BBF Travels: I Ate New York.

I’ll keep it short;  it was hard to experience all the wonderfulness of New York food, knowing that these things were hours away from my home.  I can imagine it’s painful only to read about as well. Smorgasberg, an awesome … Continue reading

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Fall Cocktails

As the weather cools off, it’s easier to go inside and have a drink, rather than frequent places I’d rather not be, but go to just because there’s an outdoor deck.  Fall sliding into winter provides an excuse to slow … Continue reading

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Shuck Truck at El Rayo

That’s a $5 spread you see right there (including the happy hour beer). El Rayo Taqueria has $1 oysters on Mondays, and today they had the Shuck Truck serving Cabin Cove Oysters from the Damariscotta River. Oysters were briny, served … Continue reading

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Italian Cold Cuts in Maine?!

Look what I found! An Italian cold cut sub! I stopped in Brunswick for lunch after teaching a canning class in Bowdoinham on Thursday and ate at the Big Top Deli. A strange little place, with super friendly service, and … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Salsa Verde Pork Tacos

This recipe has an unlikely source: GQ.  But between the tantalizing pictures of piles of corn tortillas and a mess of slow cooked pork with tomatillo salsa and loads of jalepenos, I was drawn in.  And surprisingly, the recipe was … Continue reading

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Dinner at Zapoteca

My recent dinner at Zapoteca, the new, fine dining Mexican restaurant on Fore St., was a mixed bag.  Let’s break it down short and sweet. Pro: Drinks Left to right, the blood orange margarita, a regular margarita, and a guava … Continue reading

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