Monthly Archives: March 2014

Easy Day Bowling and 158 Pizza in South Portland

In what felt like a laughably heroic effort, we ventured OFF PENINSULA for a Saturday night adventure to South Portland last weekend. We went all the way over the bridge, guys.  I kid. But as my friends one-by-one become homeowners, … Continue reading

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New England’s Best Seafood at The Fisherman’s Grill

First things first: the Fishermen’s Grill is a small, deli-style restaurant on outer Forest Ave. next to the Fisherman’s Net (seafood market) and Haggerty’s (Brit-Indi take-out). Near RSVP? Are we all together now? This is usually how my conversation with … Continue reading

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Restaurant Week at Hot Suppa

Maine Restaurant Week 2014 ended on Sunday, and I made it out to one participating restaurant during the 10-day promotion. I initially was excited to revisit restaurants I don’t normally frequent like Five fifty-five and Petite Jacqueline or visit a … Continue reading

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Rosemont Allagash Beer Dinner

I attended the first ever Allagash Rosemont beer dinner last night and had a great time. I was a little apprehensive at first, not knowing what to expect. But I shouldn’t have been, knowing the Rosemont and Allagash guys know … Continue reading

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A tequila-tasting education

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on February 20, 2014 Outside, the city is digging out from under its fourth (or is it fifth?) heavy snowfall. But inside Zapoteca Restaurante y Tequileria, a warming bit of Mexico can be found … Continue reading

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Seared Maine Diver Scallops

Inspired by a recent recipe in the Portland Phoenix about cooking restaurant-worthy scallops at home, I tried my hand at searing scallops the other night. I turned to this NPR story, written by local food writer Laura McCandlish, for the recipe.  … Continue reading

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