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Growing pains

Stick with the beer at the Run of the Mill brewpub
I hardly need to remind you of the dangers of expanding liberalism. While conservatives will screw you if they can, liberals will track you down to stick it to you.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  March 25, 2009

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Really remarkable

Indulge in the truffles at Dean's Sweets
Dean's Sweets, with its Americana name and its modest storefront, does not prepare you for the sophisticated chocolates you find there.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  March 18, 2009

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Review: Happy Teriyaki

Japanese and Chinese cuisines take second place at Happy Teriyaki
There is little that is hard about Happy Teriyaki, which is Korean-owned despite the Japanese name and the Japanese-style cute bear logo in the window.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  February 25, 2009

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How to do prix-fixe

In anticipation of Restaurant Week, we find a great model
In anticipation of Restaurant Week, we find a great model
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  February 18, 2009

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A good kind of corny

Loco Pollo gets tamales right
To have been stuck with corn was the great curse of this continent.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  January 28, 2009

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Olive Café

Thin but strong
Solid tastes at Olive Café
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  January 21, 2009



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Stimulants galore

Arabica offers a bright spot for a dark year
The next 12 months will offer obsession with stimulus and stimulation.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  December 31, 2008

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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
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  December 23, 2008

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Waterfront hangout

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.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  December 03, 2008

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Luxurious loneliness

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.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  November 26, 2008

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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.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  November 05, 2008



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Sweet genius

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.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  October 29, 2008

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Classic retro

The Back Bay Grill offers stability
Opened 20 years ago on an odd bayside corner, the Back Bay Grill looks seasoned rather than old.  
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  October 09, 2008

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Escape clause

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.  
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  October 02, 2008

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Treat yourself

Don’t waste your sugar intake
Of all the hoaxes pulled on humanity, the infernal taste-bud map takes the cake.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  September 10, 2008

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Casual party

Low-key enjoyment at Flask
It is woman-owned and gay-friendly in a low-key way.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  September 03, 2008



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Strange brews

Tapping into the drinking life
This summer, Portland saw the opening of two notable spots to sip our way towards an obesity-induced infarction.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  August 13, 2008

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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.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  August 05, 2008

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Mamma Mia's!

Elegant meals with great flavors
This quaint but elegant little restaurant is serving some of the best meals south of Portland.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  July 16, 2008

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Bright flavors

The Merry Table serves crêpes to linger over
The Merry Table, whose crêpes are quite good, deserves a better name.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  July 09, 2008

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Morning munchies

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.
By: BRIAN DUFF  |  June 18, 2008


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