Category Archives: cocktails

MECA Mixology and Maine Brewers’ Guild Beer School

Writing a book about the history of alcohol and drinking Maine has lead to a lot of jokes about all the “research” I have to do. I have lots of people volunteering to be my “research” assistants (always with the … Continue reading

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Quiet Dining at Hugo’s

A. and I went to Hugo’s last Friday to celebrate our two-year anniversary. The end of January is a great time of year to have a special occasion – everyone needs a mid-winter pick-me-up that doesn’t coincide with New Year’s … Continue reading

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First Look: Central Provisions

The much-anticipated Central Provisions opened last night on the corner of Fore and Wharf Street. I stopped in for a (two plus hour) happy hour and had a cocktail and some small plates. The two-story restaurant is in a space … Continue reading

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Obscure Holiday Cocktail Tasting, Vol. 5

The obscure holiday cocktail tasting just keeps getting better and better with great company, great drinks, and loads of cheese. Now in it’s fifth year, the cocktail tasting has gone from finding obscure holiday cocktails (the list was pretty short) … Continue reading

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East Ender Brunch

To satisfy a friend’s Bloody Mary craving on Saturday, I checked out Susan Axelrod’s Bodacious Bloodies round-up, where I saw East Ender‘s smoky, sausage topped version. While I rarely crave Bloody Marys, I’d heard they serve amazing fried chicken – … Continue reading

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Royal Rose Simple Syrup Party

This winter, while the Hunt & Alpine Club was throwing their private “Hush, Hush” cocktail parties, I said to Professor A., I don’t get jealous of others’ foodie pursuits often, but watching local bloggers detail their fabulous cocktails and samplings … Continue reading

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Obscure Holiday Cocktail Tasting, Vol. 4

We had our 4th Annual (!!!) Obscure Holiday Cocktail Tasting last Friday. The cocktails we served are obscure in that they’re original and unique, rather than obscure as in lost to history. We’re embracing this evolution and even floated the … Continue reading

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