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First Look at Terlingua – Opening Tonight!

My friends Melanie and Pliny Reynolds are opening a restaurant on Washington Avenue, called Terlingua (opening tonight at 5pm!). I am predisposed to love it, since I a) love Mel and Plin and b) have always enjoyed any of the food … 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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First Look: The Honey Paw

The Honey Paw, the much-awaited “non-denominational noodle bar” from the owners of Hugo’s and Eventide Oyster Co. is now open. They are open from 11 a.m until 10 p.m. today through Monday at 78 Middle Street (next to Eventide).  A … 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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Reading the Tea Leaves

The Honey Paw on Middle Street In 2015, over 100,000 cruise ship passengers are scheduled to visit Portland between May and November (up from 82,000 in 2014). Hoteliers aim to fill the 575 new rooms that opened up in the … Continue reading

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Customer Appreciation Month

Ask any restaurant owner in Portland and they’ll say one of the hardest parts of owning a restaurant here is the bipolar cycles of customers. While Portlanders enjoy a relative glut of wintertime activities compared to other coastal towns that … Continue reading

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BBF Travels: Anju Noodle Bar, Black Birch, Kittery

Our upcoming “Friendsgiving” dinner prompted a trip to the New Hampshire state-run liquor store last weekend to stock up on booze for the party. To liven up the otherwise mundane trip, we stopped in Kittery to explore their expanding dining … Continue reading

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