Monthly Archives: May 2014

First Look at Lolita

Update: Lolita is now open 11AM-11PM, every day except Tuesday  My Paloma with Marcona almonds and mussels snack plates When Bar Lola closed last November, but the owners, Guy and Stella Hernandez, said they were still committed to running a … Continue reading

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Portland Food Launch Party Week

Tonight! Get thee to The Thirsty Pig on Exchange St. in Portland for a limited release from Bissell Brothers Brewing. Swish, a hopped ale, will be available tonight (and likely only tonight) as a thank you to the pub where … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market Partnership and New Ball Products Review

This summer, UMaine Extension is partnering with the Portland Farmers’ Market to offer canning and freezing demonstrations monthly at the Saturday market in Deering Oaks Park. We’re participating in the “Discover You Can” partnership sponsored by Ball, in order to … Continue reading

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Weekly Portland Food Events of Interest

This week, I thought I’d share with you some events of interest – not of course, as an attempt to replicate the comprehensive Events Calendar on Portland Food Map. But every little bit of publicity helps for these businesses putting on … Continue reading

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Salt + Sea CSF

A recent LivingSocial deal caught my eye – every now and then there’s a deal for a good restaurant or a service you’ve actually been meaning to sign up for. Salt + Sea, a Portland-based Community Supported Fishery, offered a … Continue reading

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Food truck fleet updates

Portland food trucks are coming out of hibernation, so we thought we’d check in with the existing fleet for an update on their upcoming season. First, the good news: most truck owners were very happy with their first year of … Continue reading

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