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Snow or no snow, there's always food and beer
Despite the lack of snow, it's officially ski season.
| January 04, 2012
The Portland Farmers' Market reaches a wider audience
Even on a chilly Saturday morning in November, there's a steady stream of people weaving through the nearly two-dozen farm stands lined up in Deering Oaks Park.
| November 09, 2011
Celebrate local craft breweries during Maine Beer Week
Party like a brewer
You might want to tell your boss now that you'll probably have some foggy mornings in mid-November, but only because you're supporting local business.
| October 12, 2011
Fabulous food festivals
Where to get your Maine fill this fall
Fall is festival season.
| September 14, 2011
Where to go with what's in your pocket (or couch, or car)
After about two weeks of being back in school and eating every meal — day after day after day — in the cafeteria, it's going to start sucking. It's actually written in the student handbook.
| August 31, 2011
Experiencing Portland like a visitor — and liking it
Last weekend, more than 2300 people stepped off cruise ships into the Old Port seeking all things Maine: lobster, anything blueberry, and a taste of the way life should be (some probably hoped to spot a moose on the corner of Fore and Exchange).
| August 17, 2011
Food on the move
Could a Fort Williams lobster-roll trailer one day cruise the Old Port?
Maine and lobsters: There's just no escaping the association.
| July 20, 2011
Blue Mango Veggie Burgers stays simple
One patty at a time
Chances are you've walked by 648 Congress Street and never realized it's the production headquarters for a well-known vegetarian staple.
| June 22, 2011
Urban beekeeping is on the rise
The cold, rainy weather enveloping Portland has led meteorologists to apologize daily for the lack of sunshine in their seven-day forecasts, but it's the bees that are really suffering.
| May 25, 2011
Raising chickens within city limits
Six-year-old Fuchsia Harmon races around the soggy backyard rounding up the family's flock of chickens.
| April 27, 2011
Maine Maple Sunday celebrates the changing of seasons
A cold wind made it feel more like winter than spring this weekend, but the steam pouring out of the sugarhouse means that spring is definitely here.
| March 30, 2011
Meet your meat
Does your butcher make house calls?
Opening the door to a large walk-in cooler and seeing a massive cow carcass hanging from a metal hook is a slightly jolting reminder that meat doesn't just appear in neat little packages in the grocery store.
| March 02, 2011
A stellar Super Bowl spread matters when no one cares who wins
Bring your best game
While Patriots fans may not have much enthusiasm for this year's Super Bowl, that's hardly an excuse not to bring your A game to the party.
| February 01, 2011
Eat your way through 2011 at these 11 places not to miss
While new restaurants intrigue food critics and patrons alike, it's the tried-and-true, the places that have established themselves as mainstays in Portland, that shouldn't be forgotten in all the hype.
| January 04, 2011
Starving artists, meet starving Artwalkers
Hey galleries, what happened to the standard wine and cheese?
While it's a lot to expect gallery owners to provide an extensive cheese platter or booze for the masses, the First Friday Art Walk is supposed to be a monthly celebration of the arts here in Portland. It's a chance for working folks to get out to the arts district after hours and gallery owners to display what's new in their collections.
| December 08, 2010
From farm to Thanksgiving table
Talking turkey with a man who raises and kills them
I've never cooked a turkey for Thanksgiving. Sure, I've helped pack the bird with stuffing and paid my dues basting it throughout the day, but so far I've managed to avoid ultimate responsibility. Frankly, it's too much pressure. But at least I would ruin only my family's Thanksgiving.
| November 10, 2010
Finding the fairest food: Sampling falafel, deep-fried Oreos, bacon puffs, and more at Fryeburg
Where else but the fair can you find tractor-pulling competitions, calf scrambles, treacherous-looking carnival rides, and ridiculous food, all in one place?
There are few things more American than the fair.
| October 12, 2010
Fall Food Preview: Okay, Vacationland, it's our turn
Enjoy peak harvest without the crowds
Goodbye tourists. Goodbye school children. Thanks for spending this gorgeous summer with us and keeping our restaurants and businesses thriving. We know your dough keeps many of us employed, but, frankly, we’re ready for some distance.
| September 15, 2010
It's (still) the bread
Rosemont builds a bigger bakery
Just about the time you're calculating how many more beers you can suck down before last call, Scott Anderson is waking up.
| August 18, 2010
Twisted ice cream
Catbird Creamery opens with wild new flavors
It would hardly be summer without ice cream, but for Andrew Warren, owner and ice-cream maker of Catbird Creamery, this summer has been nothing but. Since his business opened July 5, Warren has spent day and night churning new flavors, one gallon at a time.
| July 20, 2010
The Current Issue
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Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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