Category Archives: Portland

Distilled in Maine Launch Party and Events!

My second book, Distilled in Maine: A History of Libations, Temperance & Craft Spirits, is now available! I feel like I found the groove when I wrote this one, so I hope you enjoy it. It begins with the history … 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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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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First Look: The Honey Paw

The Honey Paw, the much-awaited “non-denominational noodle bar” from the owners of Hugo’s and Eventide Oyster Co. is now open. They are open from 11 a.m until 10 p.m. today through Monday at 78 Middle Street (next to Eventide).  A … Continue reading

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April Portland Spirits Society Tasting: Salvage BBQ

I love Salvage BBQ so much, but I always think of their great barbecue, sides, and craft beer selection. So I was surprised when a Portland Hunt & Alpine Club bartender suggested them as a place with a great bourbon selection.  … Continue reading

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First Look: Reopened East Ender

I eagerly stopped into the East Ender on Middle Street in Portland last night for happy hour. I’m an unabashed fan of Karl and Bill’s cooking – last seen coming from the bright orange Small Axe food truck. The two … 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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