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BBF Travels: The Wallingford Dram, Kittery

Although I rarely make it to other dining spots outside of Portland (not for lack of wanting!), I’ve become increasingly familiar with the small but high-quality food scene in Kittery, thanks to some friends in that area who give me … Continue reading

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First Look at Terlingua – Opening Tonight!

My friends Melanie and Pliny Reynolds are opening a restaurant on Washington Avenue, called Terlingua¬†(opening tonight at 5pm!). I am predisposed to love it, since I a) love Mel and Plin and b) have always enjoyed any of the food … Continue reading

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Strawberry Season in Maine

The fresh strawberries are starting to appear in the markets here in Southern Maine (!!!). I see strawberries as the official start to the short Maine preserving season – for one, strawberry jam is one of my favorite types of … Continue reading

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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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Quick and Easy Beach Eats for a Crowd

We got our beach on this past Memorial Day weekend. I hope you did too – the weather is Maine seems like it’s been fast-forwarded a month, doesn’t it? I am NOT complaining, just tip-toeing around, like if we mention … Continue reading

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Lovely Lunch at Lolita

Did you know Lolita on Munjoy Hill serves lunch? I didn’t consider it as a lunch spot, but more for a special occasion dinner or a nice place to sit at the bar and catch up with a friend. But … 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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