Category Archives: wine

First Look at Lolita

Update: Lolita is now open 11AM-11PM, every day except Tuesday¬† My Paloma with Marcona almonds and mussels snack plates When Bar Lola closed last November, but the owners, Guy and Stella Hernandez, said they were still committed to running a … Continue reading

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First Look at Miyake Diner

Prof. A. of Portland Food Map and I continued our opening night dining traditions, turning out on an otherwise quiet Monday to visit the newest Miyake restaurant. The Diner is in the same spot on Spring Street as the Food … Continue reading

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Rosemont Tandem Coffee Pairings

Roussillion wine and tapenade spread Rosemont Market has quietly started having wine events down at Tandem Coffee at night, and I recently attended their Roussillon-themed event. After interviewing the very lovely Kathleen Pratt for my book, she invited me to … Continue reading

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90+ Cellars and Fall Foods

You all know I love Maine. I love the ocean, Portland restaurants, the big city/small town feel, our unique architecture, (lobsters are alright), the creative and hilarious people I’ve met here, the absence of significant traffic, and the seasons – … 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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"Barbecue Friendly Reds" Wine Wise Tour

Despite drinking a lot of it in my eight years of legal drinking, I know very little about wine. I’ve never taken a systematic approach to learning about it or even cataloging what I’ve drank in order to help narrow … 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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