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Portland Rum Riots: Tiki Cocktail Workshop at Hugo’s

I’d been looking forward to Saturday’s tiki cocktail seminar ever since Briana Volk, of Portland Hunt & Alpine Club contacted me while planning the event months ago. It was part of the 2nd annual Portland Rum Riots – a celebration … Continue reading

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BBF Books: Distilled In Maine Update!

Man, the Portland food writing and restaurant scene just went crazy. Lost its damn mind over “Criticgate 2015.” I’ll just be over here, “la la la!” writing about whatever, trying to stay out of the fray. Because we all know … Continue reading

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Tiki Cocktail Love + Rum Riots Events

I’ve become pretty obsessed with all things tiki lately (well, as it relates to drinks, at least). And I know that in the bartending world, I’m probably at least five years late to the party. I just said to a … Continue reading

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BBF Travels: Eating in Brooklyn, New York

Phew. Now that I’ve looked back on these photos of my weekend in Brooklyn, there was a lot of eating and drinking. As usual, we were just killing time between meals. We visited Original Roomie A.’s favorite spots around her … Continue reading

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Cocktails with Royal Rose Simple Syrups

I love Royal Rose‘s flavored simple syrups – I use them in cocktails, and I mix with soda water for lightly flavored homemade sodas. Their unique flavors add give cocktails unexpected depth (like in my favorite Saffron Sour at the … 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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Portland Spirits Society Tasting: New England Distilling

I’m intimidated by the world of spirits in a way that it doesn’t occur to me to feel about food. Sure, the world of food has it’s high-end restaurant with their hard-to-pronounce ingredients and arrangements made using tweezers. But in … Continue reading

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