Category Archives: Chinese

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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First Look at Empire Chinese Kitchen

Prof. A. and I checked out the new Empire last night – now Empire Chinese Kitchen. The Empire Dine and Dance was previously a bar… that had food? All I remember is a $5 burger, bourbon, and beer special.  The … Continue reading

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Cooking and the Single Life

An old friend John used to make (and maybe still does) big batches of food and eat them for every meal.  As you can probably guess, John was a bachelor at the time.  As a happily coupled young twenty-something, I … Continue reading

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