Category Archives: drinking

Portland Rum Riots: Tiki Cocktail Workshop at Hugo’s

I’d been looking forward to Saturday’s tiki cocktail seminar ever since Briana Volk, of Portland Hunt & Alpine Club contacted me while planning the event months ago. It was part of the 2nd annual Portland Rum Riots – a celebration … Continue reading

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BBF Books: Distilled In Maine Update!

Man, the Portland food writing and restaurant scene just went crazy. Lost its damn mind over “Criticgate 2015.” I’ll just be over here, “la la la!” writing about whatever, trying to stay out of the fray. Because we all know … Continue reading

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Cocktails with Royal Rose Simple Syrups

I love Royal Rose‘s flavored simple syrups – I use them in cocktails, and I mix with soda water for lightly flavored homemade sodas. Their unique flavors add give cocktails unexpected depth (like in my favorite Saffron Sour at the … Continue reading

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Women! and Whiskey! at Portland Hunt & Alpine Club

It was a great sight to see – over 30 women sipping whiskey, chattering about what they smelled and tasted. Paula Truman of Bow Street Distributing lead the event, summing it up best when she opened her talk with, ‘Women! … 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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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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