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Review: Hugo's

For many years now the most memorable meals to be had in Portland have been at Hugo's.
Midweek special gets top-notch gourmet food at neighborhood prices
By BRIAN DUFF  |  February 25, 2011
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Food for the hungry

For many Maine kids, the end of the academic year means an end to regular meals.
Gourmet chefs seek to feed Maine's kids
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  June 25, 2010
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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
By BRIAN DUFF  |  February 19, 2010
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010
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In 10 years

It wasn't always that Portland was "America's foodiest small town."
From a handful of restaurants to a restaurant town
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 18, 2009
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Ahead of the curve

Popular tastes wax, wane, and wander about, but over the long run people most appreciate those things that are timelessly simple, elegant, and right: Roger Federer's backhand, German-expressionist art, cotton, and the summer here in Maine.
Rockland's Primo finds the future in past traditions
By BRIAN DUFF  |  June 12, 2009


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Welcome to the real world

Unlike most chefs depicted in the movies, they are pleasant and completely unpretentious about food.
Two Mainers bring chefs out of the movies and into the kitchen
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 08, 2007

Eating by halves

It is always hard to know what to make of prestigious awards.
Checking out the Point Five Lounge
By BRIAN DUFF  |  April 18, 2007

Menu number 4

Hugo’s is famous throughout the northeastern US for three of its menus — the four-course menu for $65, the eight-course menu for $90, and the eight- to twelve-course chef’s menu for $120.
Hugo’s bar choices satisfy on the cheap
By BRIAN DUFF  |  November 01, 2006
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Rich but not bright

Since Duckfat opened about a year ago, the new venture of Rob Evans and Nancy Pugh has done a hopping lunch business, but many fewer people seem to visit in the evening.
Duckfat's new dinner specials under-whelm
By BRIAN DUFF  |  March 08, 2006