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Arabica offers a bright spot for a dark year
The next 12 months will offer obsession with stimulus and stimulation.
| December 31, 2008
Eating like tourists
Are Portland restaurants captive to visitors' dollars?
This year Portland's restaurant "scene" seemed to nudge its way into the consciousness of the national food media
| December 23, 2008
Andy's Old Port Pub has a comfy feel
It's a bar whose dinner menu seems to reflect the simple idea that when you have a pleasant place to hang out, drink, and socialize, people get hungry.
| December 03, 2008
Thanksgiving's is just like home after the holiday
There are the moments when the solitary life is unbearable, but Thanksgiving is not one of them. No matter how distant you have grown from family or friends, you find a home to arrive at with a dish in hand.
| November 26, 2008
Timing is everything
Experimenting pays off at Solo Bistro
Solo Bistro is a good place to sit out the suspense of this passing of the torch.
| November 05, 2008
The Vietnamese bánh mì — created to please
While the charms of Kim’s are ineffable, we can explain why the occupied Vietnamese invented such a delicious sandwich.
| October 29, 2008
The Back Bay Grill offers stability
Opened 20 years ago on an odd bayside corner, the Back Bay Grill looks seasoned rather than old.
| October 09, 2008
Don’t bail out — dine out at Steve & Renee’s!
A visit to Steve and Renee’s diner for the Saturday night all-you-can-eat turkey dinner (for $8.50!) is enough to convince you that things will be all right while we wait this one out.
| October 02, 2008
Don’t waste your sugar intake
Of all the hoaxes pulled on humanity, the infernal taste-bud map takes the cake.
| September 10, 2008
Low-key enjoyment at Flask
It is woman-owned and gay-friendly in a low-key way.
| September 03, 2008
Tapping into the drinking life
This summer, Portland saw the opening of two notable spots to sip our way towards an obesity-induced infarction.
| August 13, 2008
Mix and match
Menu anxiety pays off at the Grill Room
Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert recently demonstrated that having many options to choose from makes us less happy.
| August 05, 2008
Elegant meals with great flavors
This quaint but elegant little restaurant is serving some of the best meals south of Portland.
| July 16, 2008
The Merry Table serves crêpes to linger over
The Merry Table, whose crêpes are quite good, deserves a better name.
| July 09, 2008
Three West End eateries open for brunch
Recently three restaurants on the westerly end of the Portland peninsula — Caiola’s, 555, and Local 188 — are now offering brunch.
| June 18, 2008
Be the Guffman crowd's guest at Chef et al.
It felt slightly like the Waiting for Guffman crowd had opened a restaurant.
| June 11, 2008
Disappointing meat from friendly staff at Gauchos
The staff at Gauchos are the key to the experience and the best part of the meal.
| May 21, 2008
The dine-out set
Mim's confluence of influences
Mim’s on Commercial Street is one of Portland’s best places to ponder life from the perspective of set theory.
| May 14, 2008
On the nature of things
Two Greek perspectives on traditional food
Too often we seek just the wrong thing in the legacy of Greece, looking for something deep, weighty, and purifying, when the lesson of the Hellenic way of life should be just the opposite.
| April 23, 2008
Bar food, with tunes
At Empire Dine and Dance
In offering us a new casual way to sample local culture — social and cultural, if not culinary — Empire is a welcome addition.
| April 16, 2008
Noodle houses deliver pleasure in a bowl
The downtown Arts District has recently become a hot spot for Asian noodle soup.
| March 26, 2008
The Current Issue
Table of Contents
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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