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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
Livening up Wharf Street
Passage to India has real potential
Passage to India is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the New England area, and is consistently rated among the top Indian restaurants in America and worldwide.
| March 19, 2008
Jump right in
Food to answer leap year's questions
Leap year should remind us that the arbitrary and chaotic lurk even in the monotonous tick of the clock and turn of the calendar page.
| February 27, 2008
StarEast Café brings back a taste of the Middle East
Great books and films about contemporary Iraq uncover admirable and encouraging details but ultimately leave you with a sense of foreboding about the country's future.
| February 20, 2008
Wrap it up
Eating sandwiches makes a bad economy better
As the economy slides into recession it is time we started to think more seriously about the sandwich.
| January 30, 2008
Green Elephant affirms life through the palate
Any group — whether a city, a cohort of friends, or a couple — must be cautious about where they first fall for vegetarian Asian food.
| January 23, 2008
On the hot plate
Portland's food gods smile on 2008
To forecast food trends for Portland in 2008 is to prophesy the nation’s in 2009.
| December 26, 2007
Portland's food scene steps online
A year ago the Portland online food community was stuck in the Golden age.
| December 19, 2007
Indian pizzas — and others — tempt Portland with sultry spice
The invention of pizza in the 17th century coincided with a turning point for the most enduring sex-adverse culture in history — Catholicism.
| November 28, 2007
The Frog and Turtle evokes Uffa!'s strengths
The Frog and Turtle does have a very different feel.
| November 07, 2007
A family affair
La Familia’s Central American comfort food
Sigmund Freud believed it was a family meal that inspired the ideas and anxieties behind human civilization.
| October 31, 2007
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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