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Enter To Win 2 Tickets To See Anthony Bourdain!

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Yes, you read the title correctly! If you weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets to see Anthony Bourdain, you can enter to win 2, right here. Bourdain will be back in Portland on October 9th at The Cross Insurance Arena at 6 pm for The Hunger Tour to promote his newest cookbook. Entering to win […]

First Bites: Big J’s Chicken Shack

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Every summer, it seems like there is always one restaurant that I’m anticipating the most. For months, I’ve heard talk about a fried chicken shack coming to Thompson’s Point. Well, it’s finally open and worth the wait. Here’s what to expect from Big J’s Chicken Shack!

More Brunch to Munch On in Portland!

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We know that it goes without saying that I adore brunch. If I could have it as every meal of my day (complete with a mimosa) I probably would. But since I can’t, this is the next best thing. Tired of going to all the same spots for brunch? When old favorites get tired, it’s […]

A Dive Bar To Remember: Tomaso’s Canteen

You have to try these at least once just to say you have!

Recently, there has been one place in Portland that I just keep coming back to. Any ideas? This spot recently opened, and has specials for practically every day of the week. It’s Tomaso’s Canteen! What was formerly Sangillo’s is now a dive bar owned by the owner of Samuels, another Portland institution. Time and time […]

Mezze Style Eating in Portland at Evo

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The small plates food experience is nothing new in Portland. You’ve got tapas at Sur Lie, small plates at Lolita, and mezze style eating at Evo, as well as many others. Mezze style is interesting, because it’s more of a Middle Eastern concept. At Evo, sharing is encouraged, especially when you’re in a large group. […]

A Must In Any Season: Girl’s Night Out

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No matter what age you are, girls night out is a sacred activity. In my group of friends, it’s an opportunity to regroup, relax…and of course, enjoy great drinks out on the town! But with so many places always opening, it’s hard to know where you want to spend this precious time. Behold, my tried […]

The Tourist’s Ultimate Foodie Guide: Winter 2016

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Happy new year, everyone! I hope you had an amazing holiday season, and are ready to eat until you burst in 2016, because that’s currently my plan. Lucky for me, I was able to eat my way through Portland for four straight days with one of my closest friends from home! Her visit basically turned […]

The Easiest Last Minute Gift This Year!

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It’s the week before Christmas. It’s highly likely you’re cranking out gifts like no tomorrow, and spending up a storm on Amazon, Etsy and any other place you can think of online. Hold up! There’s one thing that you should be giving this year, especially for homesick Mainers who have moved away. After all, Maine […]

Ramen: It’s That Time Of Year Again

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When you’re dealing with mid-November, several things come to mind. First, how has it been in the fifties? I know weather in Maine is ever changing, but there’s a first for everything. And when that weather does change, only one thing comes to mind: ramen. Because inevitably, there are nights when I come home from […]