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Summer Lunch Series: East End’s Lolita

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Date Night Essentials Of Portland

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In Portland, things are always going on. Art shows, documentaries being shown, First Friday Art Walks, new restaurants opening, lines out the door…the list goes on and on. Sometimes, you need to slow down and just experience something. And a date night is a great excuse for that! Whether you’re with someone or not, who […]

Need A Last Minute Gift For The Foodie In Your Life?

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The title of this blog post alone should say it all, but you probably know someone that quite literally, has it all. They have fine wine, every cookbook ever published, jams from Stonewall Kitchen and don’t seem to need anything. So, here’s an interesting gift idea: cheese. 

207 Foodie’s Late Night Bites Guide

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Let’s be honest here: after a night out on the town, sometimes all you want is something to eat! And that something is probably cheesy, greasy and heaven in your intoxicated state. But how hard is it to remember these places, especially when you’re in that state? Here’s my tried and true list of go […]

Portland’s Missing Piece: Tapas

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We’re in the midst of a foodie revolution here in Portland. Everything is all about food; even the Farmer’s Market gets accolades for fresh produce and availability to everyone through tokens and letting people with food stamps get the things that they really need. So how does tapas fit into this beautiful and energetic city?