Gingko is certainly more about music and drinks than about food, and there is no question it combines those two handsomely. Since there is no cover for bands (except perhaps a rare special occasion) that first drink seems more than worthwhile. In his famous poem on the gingko tree, Goethe saw the distinctive notched leaves as a metaphor both for the loss of self in romantic love, and the multiple selves within. There is no better music by which to ponder this idea than jazz — music that requires a profound coherence between the players as a base to allow for the individual explorations of soloists. And there is no better way to appreciate such music than live, with a handsome cocktail in your hand.
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GINGKO BLUE | $ | 455 Fore St, Portland | Wed 5-11 pm; Thurs 5 pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 5 pm-1 am | Visa/MC/Amex | 207.541.9190 | gingkoblue.com
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