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Home-cooked satisfaction

Southern-style cooking needs self-rising cornmeal
Trips to my mom’s house always involve her spoiling me and my friends with Georgia-born home cooking.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  April 02, 2008

Ghettosocks, Sontiago, Dilly Dilly, Gabe FM

Music seen at SPACE Gallery, March 28, 2008
Friday night showed why our Canadian hip-hop friends like to visit Portland so often.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  April 02, 2008

Band of Local All-Stars

Music seen at Empire Dine and Dance, March 2, 2008
Local working man’s bassist Justin Maxwell assembled a phenomenal band of local luminaries especially for the event.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  March 05, 2008

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Love it at Leavitt's

Ready-made, or ingredients, with plenty of wine
Besides, the bottle of Wolftrap is ample distraction from your time- and money-saving approach.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  March 05, 2008

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Senses and sensibility

Twenty$pot celebrates Valentine's Day
February is the month of love, and the shortest month on the calendar.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  February 06, 2008

Mod Night

Music seen at the White Heart, January 29, 2008
Mod isn’t always mod. My mod isn’t necessarily your mod, or their mod.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  February 06, 2008



Pam Baker & the SGs

Music seen at the Frog + Turtle, January 4, 2008
Pam Baker & the SGs, Maine’s perpetual blues machine, were holding court in a fairly quiet room.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  January 09, 2008

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The year of the goat?

Slow food and Rabelais Books ruminate
François Rabelais, racy author and advocate of the eat, drink, and be merry lifestyle, was quoted on his deathbed as saying he was “off in search of the great perhaps.”
By: TODD RICHARD  |  January 09, 2008

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The iPhone of markets

Fat Baxter’s mealtime offerings
Residents of Munjoy Hill got a Christmakwanzakkah present early this year in the form of Fat Baxter’s East End Market.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  January 02, 2008

Open mic night

Music seen at Dogfish Bar + Grill, December 5, 2007
There are few terms in musical parlance that are as loaded as “open mic.”
By: TODD RICHARD  |  December 12, 2007

’80s night

Music seen at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, November 9
There is something undeniably comforting about consistency.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  November 14, 2007



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Cheer on the cheap

A guide to seasonal imbibing
Having such a bursting social calendar requires being armed, in the words of Hunter S. Thompson, to the teeth.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  November 14, 2007

MC Homeless

Music seen at the White Heart, October 9, 2007
MC Homeless has a lot on his mind, and he was more than willing to share
By: TODD RICHARD  |  October 17, 2007

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West End meals

Take a Fresh Approach to Twenty$pot
The West End of Portland is often considered highbrow, high-rent, and full of high expectations.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  October 10, 2007

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Drink in the season

A guide to local autumn beers
The air is beginning to get chilly, but, thankfully, so is the beer.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  September 12, 2007

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Into the green country

Twenty$pot finds food farther out of town
It’s August and I shamefully admit I have only managed to make it to the Wednesday Farmer’s Market in Monument Square once this summer.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  August 22, 2007



Model Airplane at the Big Easy

And MC Epic at Geno’s, July 28
This was a night that many had been waiting years for: the reunion of Rustic Overtones.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  August 22, 2007

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Skip the scoop shop

Make custom-flavored frozen desserts at home
If you are an ice cream junkie, then this is your worst time of year.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  July 18, 2007

Desert People

Music seen at the White Heart, June 27, 2007
At the decks, Clouds was owning the room and the dancing crowd, dropping ridiculously hot dancehall reggae.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  July 03, 2007

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Rocking the East

Medeo is worlds away from Westbrook
I entered the market completely unsure of what would come of this “Europicurean” adventure.
By: TODD RICHARD  |  June 27, 2007

Going for broke

How to spend an extra Twenty$pot
What if I could drop this entire Andrew Jackson on one super-rich, guilt-free item?
By: TODD RICHARD  |  June 20, 2007


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