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Hearty and sweet
America's war on obesity is going nowhere.
Sonny's finds the right mix of flavors and textures
| March 19, 2010
How the other half eats?
Seeking to understand our once-and-future masters, I headed up to Falmouth, where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats, to examine how they eat. I followed some expensive sedans to Johnny's Bistro.
Sampling suburban fare in Falmouth
| February 19, 2010
The events of the last decade have spoiled our taste for speculation.
New and renewed flavors in Portland's food scene
| January 01, 2010
In with the new
This year represented a bittersweet end to a miserable decade for the nation.
And with the even newer — the year in Portland food
| December 25, 2009
With Labor Day weekend behind us, so goes the high tourist season here in Maine. While this means less crowded beaches and the possibility of finding a weekend parking space in the Old Port, it signifies a major transition for restaurateurs around the
The chef of Five Fifty-Five bids adieu to summer
| September 11, 2009
For serious kids
In last week's New York Times , David Brooks suggested that for people who are not parents there are "no grand designs..., no high ambitions. Politics becomes insignificant. Even words like justice lose meaning."
The Salt Exchange experiments with food
| August 07, 2009
For someone who once envisioned herself sequestered in a dusty library somewhere in England reading medieval literature, Krista Desjarlais, executive chef and owner of Bresca, has a life far from quiet and solitude.
Bresca's new collaborative effort brings intimacy back to dining
| July 24, 2009
A beam of light
We live in an era in which we are grateful when people get the big things right, even if the details are off. Too often these days we find the opposite: well-titled books with little insight, an economy that "grows" but produces nothing of actual value
El Rayo lets the ingredients shine
| July 10, 2009
St. Clair Annex
Seasonal delights in Watch Hill
Seasonal delights in Watch Hill
| June 26, 2009
Patrick, the potato, and pork
In just a few short days, the life of Saint Patrick will be celebrated the world over with his namesake holiday, Ireland's most visible mark on the global calendar.
An affordable Irish dinner
| March 04, 2009
Review: 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.
Japanese and Chinese cuisines take second place at Happy Teriyaki
| February 25, 2009
Buns, buns, buns
The sunshine yellow trim of the La Bodega Latina, a corner store and deli geared toward Spanish-speaking immigrants, peeks out above the eight-foot-high pile of dirty snow along Congress Street.
A Dominican fried treat whomps health-nut-ism
| February 11, 2009
A good kind of corny
To have been stuck with corn was the great curse of this continent.
Loco Pollo gets tamales right
| January 28, 2009
The next 12 months will offer obsession with stimulus and stimulation.
Arabica offers a bright spot for a dark year
| December 31, 2008
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