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First Look at Forage Market

I’ve been stalling on writing this post. It has nothing to do with the lovely, newly opened Forage Market in Portland, but more because I’m not ready to wade into the bagel fray. I’m not trying to publicly declare who … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel, Great Diamond Island

There’s a new dining experience on Casco Bay’s islands: Crown Jewel on Great Diamond Island. Our visit two weeks ago was a great, casual island experience with some fantastic food. I love escaping to the islands, and Crown Jewel adds an … Continue reading

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Dinner at Chebeague Island Inn

My husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary out on Chebeague Island this year with a stay at the Chebeague Island Inn. We were married on Peaks Island, so it seemed appropriate to spend the night on another … Continue reading

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Maine Food for Thought Tour

I previewed the recently launched Maine Food for Thought tour last week and had a great time checking out the new tour, while enjoying some small plates from 6 of the best restaurants in Portland.   The tours are the work … Continue reading

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First Look at Eaux Portland

Former food cart Eaux opened its brick and mortar last night, and I was particularly excited about this move. I’d always wanted to try the Cajun-themed cart, but never managed to catch it (I guess my days of hanging for hours at … Continue reading

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Food Round-Up: Mami, Local 188, The Treehouse

It’s been quiet around these parts—I haven’t been eating out much and haven’t even had a recent restaurant opening to bring you! But there’s still a few tidbits to share, so here’s what I’ve been up to lately in food. … Continue reading

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BBF Travels: NOLA Eats

I ended up being a Spring Breaker this year—taking advantage of a week off from my grad school course to vacation in New Orleans for a long weekend. Between Spring Break and St. Paddy’s Day, it ended up being quite … Continue reading

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First Look at Black Cow

Everyone who mourned the closing of Sonny’s, Jay Villani’s Latin-themed restaurant on lower Exchange Street can breathe easy—Black Cow is now open, and the bar remains functionally the same. The food, however, is completely different with a focus on hamburgers, … Continue reading

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Snacks at Chaval

Friday night I finally corrected the error that was not yet having made it into Chaval. This West End restaurant has been open for 7 months or so, but I’d yet to make it “alllll” the way over to the … Continue reading

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First Look at Drifters Wife

Drifters Wife reopens in its new spot today, after moving next door into a larger space that was formerly occupied by Roustabout. The new space has been completely rennovated, with a wall down the middle that sections off the natural wine … Continue reading

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