The Cafe at Pat’s

August 30, 2011
The Cafe at Pat's

If you read my review of Petite Jacqueline some months back, you know that I regard the fact that I never visited Pat’s Cafe (484 Stevens Avenue) prior to its closure last year as one of my greatest foodie failures. Not long after publishing that review, I was greeted with some good news (courtesy of […]

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The White Cap Grille (Portland, ME)

August 17, 2011
White Cap Grill

As a child who was not only catastrophically uncoordinated, but also a frequent patron of the “Husky Boys” section of the local Hills department store, I wasn’t a big fan of gym class. Actually, it wasn’t so much the class that I disliked as it was the two minutes at the start of each period when all of […]

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Foodtography: Zapoteca and Bite Into Maine

August 13, 2011

Head on over to my Facebook page for some photos taken of recent meals at Zapoteca and Bite Into Maine. I’m planning to head back to both establishments before writing in-depth reviews, but here are some encapsulated thoughts on each: Zapoteca is now open for lunch Tuesday through Friday. I had a terrific meal this […]

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Lobster Rolls: The Hot vs. Cold Debate

August 7, 2011

I’m just going to come right out and say it. I did not have my first lobster roll until I was 32 years old. I know, I know… its a pretty horrifying thing to hear… right up there with finding out that the guy you’ve been dating for six months murders prostitutes in his spare […]

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Mystery Burger: Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate!

August 6, 2011

So, I thought I’d have a little bit of fun and post a picture of a “mystery burger” (yes, there’s a burger underneath that egg, which should serve as a very big clue), along with an opportunity for one lucky reader to win a $50 gift certificate to the dining establishment where the photo was […]

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Yank’s Franks

July 17, 2011

Yank’s Franks (Wells, ME) is situated on Route 1, amidst a jumble of antique shops and campgrounds (if you are using Google Maps for directions, its best to enter “1738 Post Rd, Wells, ME”). If you get lost, just look for the brightly-colored picnic tables or the large hot-dog shaped logo that sits atop the […]

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“Memere’s Strawberry Pie” (Blackbird Baking Company of Maine)

July 11, 2011

With Maine’s annual strawberry crop at its ripe, juicy peak, I decided that this was an excellent time to try a seasonal favorite from The Blackbird Baking Company of Maine. “Blackbird,” as I tend to refer to it as, is owned and operated by Stacy Begin, a South Portland wife and mother who started the company last […]

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Skyline Chili (Cincinnati-Style Chili)

June 20, 2011

Prior to moving to Maine in 2006, I lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for nine years. The time I spent there was fairly unremarkable. Jerry Springer had already moved to Chicago, and Marge Schott—with her special brand of unpleasantry—was more or less out of the picture. Neither the Reds nor Bengals enjoyed much success in those […]

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Gorgeous Gelato

June 13, 2011

When it comes to dessert, snacks and other culinary indulgences, I confess that I often prefer salty over sweet. Candy, cookies, pie, cake and ice cream each have their place, but given the choice, I’ll almost always opt for a handful of salted almonds or—in the unfortunate instance of one recent “Cougar Town” marathon viewing […]

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Burger Alert: Rosemont Market Now Selling Hamburger Buns

May 18, 2011

According to Rosemont Market’s Facebook page, hamburger buns (with or without sesame seeds) will now be sold at all three locations for 75 cents each. After bemoaning the lack of good quality bun options in Portland a few weeks ago, I’m definitely looking forward to trying them out! If anyone gets the chance to sample […]

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