Category Archives: reviews

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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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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Preserving Peaches with Food In Jars’ Marisa McClellan

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of hosting Marisa McClellan, author of two preserving cookbooks and blogger at Food In Jars, at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Falmouth. We were all particularly excited to be a stop on … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market Partnership and New Ball Products Review

This summer, UMaine Extension is partnering with the Portland Farmers’ Market to offer canning and freezing demonstrations monthly at the Saturday market in Deering Oaks Park. We’re participating in the “Discover You Can” partnership sponsored by Ball, in order to … Continue reading

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New England’s Best Seafood at The Fisherman’s Grill

First things first: the Fishermen’s Grill is a small, deli-style restaurant on outer Forest Ave. next to the Fisherman’s Net (seafood market) and Haggerty’s (Brit-Indi take-out). Near RSVP? Are we all together now? This is usually how my conversation with … Continue reading

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Restaurant Week at Hot Suppa

Maine Restaurant Week 2014 ended on Sunday, and I made it out to one participating restaurant during the 10-day promotion. I initially was excited to revisit restaurants I don’t normally frequent like Five fifty-five and Petite Jacqueline or visit a … 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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Wannawaf Review

Wannawaf opened recently in Portland’s Monument Square in the space that was Cobblestones (a sandwich shop). It’s in the sort of forgotten end of the row of restaurants on Monument Square that starts with the Spartan Grill and ends with … Continue reading

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First Look at MJ’s Wine Bar

I have to admit that when Professor A. initially wrote that a wine bar was going into the Food Court area in One City Center, I was skeptical and made some snarky comment about how I’d pass on drinking wine … Continue reading

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First Look at Portland & Rochester Public House

The Portland & Rochester Public House opened quietly tonight, down in Bayside across the street from Bayside Bowl. The friendly bar manager who chatted with me indicated they hope to be well positioned when the neighborhood fills out with some … Continue reading

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