Monthly Archives: January 2015

New in Portland: Saucy Fish Co.

Portland, Maine is known for its seafood industry. Millions of tourists visit a year and atop their list of goals to accomplish while here is to eat lobster. They want to walk on the working waterfront, sniff the low-tide smell, … Continue reading

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Portland Spirits Society: Women’s Whiskey Tasting at Portland Hunt & Alpine

The Portland Spirits Society, the women’s spirits appreciation club I started with Lora just for the hell of it, has hit the ground running – our first event, a tour and tasting of Maine Craft Distilling‘s spirits (including their single malt whiskey, 50 … Continue reading

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DigPortland Closure, Maine Women and Whiskey

Portland’s newest alt weekly, DigPortland, closed unceremoniously this week, and as a contributor to their Food & Draaaanks section, that means I lost my monthly column. While I have plenty of writing to do (see book manuscript deadline approaching quickly), … Continue reading

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Reading the Tea Leaves

The Honey Paw on Middle Street In 2015, over 100,000 cruise ship passengers are scheduled to visit Portland between May and November (up from 82,000 in 2014). Hoteliers aim to fill the 575 new rooms that opened up in the … Continue reading

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Customer Appreciation Month

Ask any restaurant owner in Portland and they’ll say one of the hardest parts of owning a restaurant here is the bipolar cycles of customers. While Portlanders enjoy a relative glut of wintertime activities compared to other coastal towns that … Continue reading

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Portland Spirits Society

A few weeks ago, an NPR story caught my attention: Not Just a Man’s Drink: Ladies Lead the Whiskey Renaissance. Women? Whiskey? Yes, please.  The story featured Heather Greene, who teaches Whiskey 101 at New York’s The Flatiron Room. Greene … Continue reading

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Maryland Blue Crab, Shrimp & Grits, New Year’s Eve Dinner, and Portland Eats

I visited my family in Northern Maryland for a week, and as usual, made it my mission to consume as much Chesapeake Bay blue crab as possible. I know Maine is known for its seafood, and while I have embraced … Continue reading

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