Monthly Archives: October 2014

Raise a glass to Prohibition’s influence

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on October 11, 2014 Watching the weekend revelry unfold on Wharf Street in the Old Port, it’s hard to envision the time when drinking in Portland was illegal and covert. But that was indeed … Continue reading

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First Look at Bao Bao Dumpling House

Yet another much-anticipated restaurant opened last night: Bao Bao Dumpling House at 133 Spring Street in Portland’s West End. The small dumpling shop is the Portland outpost of Brunswick chef Cara Stadler of Tao Yuan.  I went over early in the … Continue reading

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Portland Birthday Eats & Party Spots

I enjoyed such a fantastic birthday last Friday, thanks to my Portland family. They must know I like a good party (it’s that obvious!?) and so they pulled out all the stops. Just for regular ole 32 too – not … Continue reading

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First Look at Brahmall

Rejoice! The Bramhall Pub has opened again! Under new owners/management and with a new name (just ‘Bramhall’ now), but still with the same subterranean, dare I say, dungeon-esque feel. It’s so exciting to see the space again – it’s been … Continue reading

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Bonfire Country Bar, Wharf St., Portland

I was excited to have happy hour at the new Bonfire Country Bar on Wharf Street in Portland. My country-lovin’ friend LBK wanted to go, and I was intrigued by their self-service beer wall after reading about it on Eater. After a courage-fortifying … Continue reading

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Cheap eats in Maine’s culinary capital

Originally published in the Portland Phoenix on September 19, 2014Welcome to college in the big city! Aside from the chilling cold seven months out of the year, Portland is a great place to spend a few years pretending to study. The … Continue reading

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