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Tiki at Home: Mai Tais and Pina Coladas

I’m really getting into home bartending. While I love going out, sitting at the bar, and letting someone else prepare me a delicious cocktail, I’m also embracing the challenge of making high-caliber drinks at home. For one, it’s decidedly cheaper! … 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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Bonfire Country Bar, Wharf St., Portland

I was excited to have happy hour at the new Bonfire Country Bar on Wharf Street in Portland. My country-lovin’ friend LBK wanted to go, and I was intrigued by their self-service beer wall after reading about it on Eater. After a courage-fortifying … Continue reading

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Happy Hour at the Black Birch, Kittery

Some friends of mine invited me down for happy hour in Kittery at the Black Birch. An hour south of Portland, Kittery is the first town over the border into Maine and is better known for it’s outlet malls. But … Continue reading

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Tequila Research Findings

The column I wrote for the Portland Phoenix this month was a little outside my comfort zone. I was assigned a topic for February’s “Food Feast:” tequila. (Portland Phoenix, A tequila-tasting education: Sampling the nectar of the gods at Zapoteca)  Prior … Continue reading

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Sitting Outside

Labor Day weekend means the end of summer in Maine – in other places, it’s summer hot until at least mid-September. But our beach days are winding down and I’ve been sure to make the most of this fine stretch … Continue reading

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Happy Hour at the North Point

After peeking inside during a failed attempt at Happy Hour at The North Point (our group was too large to find seats in the crowded bar), I knew I wanted to come back. The North Point is located on Silver … Continue reading

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