Monthly Archives: July 2014

Unusual ice cream options

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on July 16, 2014 Our short Maine summers mean we must maximize our ice cream eating opportunities. Most Portlanders have an opinion about the best ice cream purveyor, from Beal’s to Gifford’s to Red’s … Continue reading

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Blue Rooster Food Co. Hugo’s Hot Dog

The chef hot dog series continues at Blue Rooster Food Co. this week with Mike Wiley of Hugo’s hot dog topped with kimchi, puréed egg yolk, and noritamago furikake (a rice seasoning made with dried egg yolk and seaweed). This … Continue reading

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Portland Food at Maine Historical Society, Sonny’s + Lolita

I gave a talk about my book, Portland Food: the Culinary Capital of Maine, last night at the Maine Historical Society in Portland. About 25 people turned out (most of whom I didn’t even know!) and while I was super … Continue reading

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July Garden Update: Freezing Kale, Kale Chips, and Sad Tomatoes

Way back in January, I shared my preliminary planning steps (i.e. soil testing) for my container garden and raised bed garden at my house in Portland. After building up my big (16′ x 4′) raised bed, I purchased several 15-gallon … Continue reading

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Summer Weekend: Flea Bites, SeaDogs, and Bissell Brothers BBQ

This weekend in Portland is full of food and drink events, as are all Maine summer weekends. Tonight, from 6:30-9:30pm, is Flea Bites, the food truck clustering event outside of Portland’s Flea-for-all. Featured food trucks are CN Shawarma, Good Shepherd Food … Continue reading

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Get out and dine

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on June 19, 2014Summer in Maine brings a long-awaited flurry of activity. While it’s tempting to recoil into a “locals only” routine to avoid the crowds, dining in Portland is at its finest when … Continue reading

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Collaborations and foraged finds

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on June 19, 2014 The old joke goes, if you want to know what’s going to be popular in Portland in five years, look at what’s happening right now in New York. But what’s … Continue reading

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