Portland: Treat Your Sweet Tooth!

shaved snow bubble tea

Whether you know me or not, know this: I love sweets. Usually, I stick to chocolate, but there’s no limit to what sweets I’ll indulge in, any time of day. After all, dessert is the best meal of the day. In Portland, there’s no shortage of places to find sweets, either. Aren’t you lucky I […]

Maine’s Grey Goose Gourmet

tapas cheese

After a whirlwind few weeks of eating out with my friend who was in town from Chicago, I decided to get back to basics and cook at home. At the Lobster Festival in Rockland, I stumbled upon hot pepper jelly from Grey Goose Gourmet, based in Wayne, Maine. Here’s why I’m a fan:

I Tried The McDonald’s #LobsterRoll So You Don’t Have To

mcdonalds lobster roll

Yes, the title of this post is completely true: I did try the McDonald’s Lobster Roll. Why, you ask? I know, we’re in Portland, home to many delicious lobster rolls and amazingly fresh seafood. But when you get offered an opportunity to try the roll, at no cost…it has to happen. Yes, this is a […]

The Tourist’s Ultimate Foodie Guide

bite into maine

For many people, Portland has become the place to be, and it’s easy to see why. We’ve got culture, the arts, and of course…killer food and drinks. I’m happy to say I finally have friends coming to visit me this summer, and I cannot wait to show them why I love this foodie capital so […]

Summer Lunch Series: East End’s Lolita

lolita spaghetti squid ink

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about Portland is that perfect summer day. You go out, you eat lunch, you walk around, and just enjoy life. Even better is when you get to sit outside! I figure there’s no better time than the present to start a summer lunch series. […]

Portland’s Foodiest Happy Hours

the kings head happy hour

We all love happy hour. I love the focus in Portland on great drinks, because it’s a pretty key component to the happy hour experience. But what I love more is that perfect marriage of food and drink for happy hour. Drinking and food just go together, and in Portland, our happy hour selection doesn’t […]

Portland’s Noodle Breakdown: Pt. 2


So it’s supposedly “spring” out there, but I’m sensing soup season is still in fine form. Until we’re hitting 40s, 50s and 60 degree weather pretty regularly, you’ll find me slurping down these noodle soups. Part 2 of the Noodle Breakdown, commence! Mi Sen: In Part 1, there was a bit of a focus on […]

Portland’s Noodle Breakdown: Pt. 1


Now that we’ve made it into March, it would seem like the weather is going to warm up, right? After one of the coldest winters that I’ve ever been through (and I’m originally from the Midwest), everyone is done with snow, cold and winter in general. But as we all know, winter in Maine can […]

The Comprehensive Valentine’s Day Guide

sur lie tapas

A show of hands, here: who is ready for Valentine’s Day? Chances are, you booked your reservations weeks ago, and now just have to wait. But for the rest of us? It’s okay if you haven’t. I see this holiday as an excuse to go out to eat. So maybe go somewhere that you haven’t […]

Portland’s best brunch spots

brunch in portland

If you love the weekend, I bet that you love brunch just as much as I do. Weekends and brunch are the perfect marriage of food (and cocktails). So here’s the crucial question: where do you go? I have the answer, with Portland’s best brunch spots. You can thank me later.