Monthly Archives: April 2014

Further Food Truck Fleet Updates

I wrote an update about the Portland food truck fleet for this week’s Portland Phoenix. Fortunately, this year we have a lot of food trucks either about to launch or beginning their second year of service. I wasn’t able to … Continue reading

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Back Bay Grill Burger

At the beginning of the month, Back Bay Grill quietly announced on its facebook page that the kitchen would be serving their famous burger. It’s only available as a special, and you have to call ahead to reserve yours. Maybe … Continue reading

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Preorder Portland Food: the Culinary Capital of Maine

Photos by Phil Jellen, Greta Rybus, and Zack Bowen I’ve finished writing and editing my book about Portland’s food scene! It will be coming your way on May 13th, 2014 in all its local, hand-made, chef-owned, small city, big taste, … Continue reading

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A taste of Mexico in Maine

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on March 28, 2014 El Rayo Taqueria in Portland prides itself on serving authentic Mexican fare using fresh and local ingredients. But until recently, the workhorse of many El Rayo dishes — the tortilla … Continue reading

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Zeppoli at Piccolo

Brunch at Piccolo was quiet on a rainy Sunday morning last week. We were a big party and tried most everything on the menu. The zeppoli were my favorite, by far, served with a different sauce each Sunday. Here, a … Continue reading

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Happy Hour at the Black Birch, Kittery

Some friends of mine invited me down for happy hour in Kittery at the Black Birch. An hour south of Portland, Kittery is the first town over the border into Maine and is better known for it’s outlet malls. But … Continue reading

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