Monthly Archives: July 2013

First Look at MJ’s Wine Bar

I have to admit that when Professor A. initially wrote that a wine bar was going into the Food Court area in One City Center, I was skeptical and made some snarky comment about how I’d pass on drinking wine … Continue reading

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Royal Rose Simple Syrup Party

This winter, while the Hunt & Alpine Club was throwing their private “Hush, Hush” cocktail parties, I said to Professor A., I don’t get jealous of others’ foodie pursuits often, but watching local bloggers detail their fabulous cocktails and samplings … Continue reading

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First Look at Portland & Rochester Public House

The Portland & Rochester Public House opened quietly tonight, down in Bayside across the street from Bayside Bowl. The friendly bar manager who chatted with me indicated they hope to be well positioned when the neighborhood fills out with some … Continue reading

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Thai Steak Salad and Strawberry Peach Pie

I don’t know what’s up with the weather in Maine. It’s been brain-liquefying, stupor-inducing heat, then back to fleece-wrapped, muggy drizzle. For dinner, I have alternately had cold fried chicken with zucchini corn salad and then spicy chipotle chili and cornbread. … Continue reading

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"Barbecue Friendly Reds" Wine Wise Tour

Despite drinking a lot of it in my eight years of legal drinking, I know very little about wine. I’ve never taken a systematic approach to learning about it or even cataloging what I’ve drank in order to help narrow … Continue reading

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