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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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Cranberry Ginger Lime Holiday Punch Recipe

Several Portland food bloggers and enthusiasts (myself included) have been gathering annually in December for the Obscure Holiday Cocktail party for SIX years now. At first, the cocktails actually were obscure holiday cocktails, meaning retro, traditional, and forgotten. Then the … Continue reading

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MECA Mixology and Maine Brewers’ Guild Beer School

Writing a book about the history of alcohol and drinking Maine has lead to a lot of jokes about all the “research” I have to do. I have lots of people volunteering to be my “research” assistants (always with the … Continue reading

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Maine Brew Bus, Geary’s Tasting Room, The Well at Jordan’s Farm

The Maine Brew Bus as a shuttle to Geary’s new tasting room D.L. Geary’s Brewing Company, the oldest brewery in Maine, opened a new tasting room last week, embracing the public’s growing interest in craft beer. Located in Portland’s industrial … Continue reading

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Maine Beer Company Dinner Release and Fermented Dill Pickles

I never thought myself to be the kind of person who waits in line for beer. I scoffed at the people who, during the last Maine Beer Company¬†Dinner (a double IPA) release, began forming a line in front of the … Continue reading

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Summer Weekend: Flea Bites, SeaDogs, and Bissell Brothers BBQ

This weekend in Portland is full of food and drink events, as are all Maine summer weekends. Tonight, from 6:30-9:30pm, is¬†Flea Bites, the food truck clustering event outside of Portland’s Flea-for-all. Featured food trucks are CN Shawarma, Good Shepherd Food … Continue reading

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Hilltop Superette Grand Opening and Portland Food Signing

First things first: I will be at Local Sprouts Cafe tonight at 5pm, with copies of my book Portland Food: the Culinary Capital of Maine for sale. I can also sign a copy you’ve already purchased, of course. Come say … Continue reading

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