Monthly Archives: February 2014

Tequila Research Findings

The column I wrote for the Portland Phoenix this month was a little outside my comfort zone. I was assigned a topic for February’s “Food Feast:” tequila. (Portland Phoenix, A tequila-tasting education: Sampling the nectar of the gods at Zapoteca)  Prior … Continue reading

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Fat and happy at Miyake’s place

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on January 30, 2014 The pigs make a racket, squealing and grunting, anticipating another meal, as we gingerly approach on paths of melting snow and ice. I’m in Freeport, where chef Masa Miyake has … Continue reading

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Quiet Dining at Hugo’s

A. and I went to Hugo’s last Friday to celebrate our two-year anniversary. The end of January is a great time of year to have a special occasion – everyone needs a mid-winter pick-me-up that doesn’t coincide with New Year’s … Continue reading

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First Look: Central Provisions

The much-anticipated Central Provisions opened last night on the corner of Fore and Wharf Street. I stopped in for a (two plus hour) happy hour and had a cocktail and some small plates. The two-story restaurant is in a space … Continue reading

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