Monthly Archives: June 2014

First Look at Slab Sicilian Street Food

Since Stephen Lanzalotta’s firing from Micucci’s Italian Grocery last summer, fans of his Sicilian slab-style pizza have been eagerly waiting to enjoy slabs shaped by his hands again. Shortly after leaving Micucci’s, Lanzalotta announced he’d be opening a new restaurant … Continue reading

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BBF Preserves: Honey-Sweetened Strawberry Rhubarb Jam + Dinner out in Portland afterwards

It’s almost strawberry season in Maine! I look forward to few fruits and vegetables seasons with the same enthusiasm as strawberries. Strawberries mark the beginning of summer and the change from vegetables that require little light to grow, like lettuces … Continue reading

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Memories of Cooking at Sea

My friend Jimmy just arrived in town on the tall ship Amistad. They’re docked at Portland Yacht Service for some repairs (you can walk down to the boat during the day, but they’re not offering public sails or tours), and … Continue reading

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Portland Food Signings, Flea Bites, and Timber Steakhouse Peek

Thank you to everyone who attended the launch of Portland Food: the Culinary Capital of Maine at Sherman’s Books last Saturday! We certainly packed out that bookstore. Special thanks to East End Cupcakes and Dean’s Sweets for donating treats for … Continue reading

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Where coffee reigns supreme

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on May 21, 2014 Coffee By Design’s new spot in East Bayside  Portland makes it onto many lists for its food and drink scene; some of the accolades are noteworthy (like Bon Appétit’s “foodiest … Continue reading

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Blue Rooster Food Co. Guest Chef Hot Dog Series

A recent post by Chubby Werewolf reminded me that the guest chef hot dog series has started at Blue Rooster Food Co. on Dana Street in Portland. In an “I can always eat a hot dog” moment, I stopped by … Continue reading

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