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Black trumpets, wild blueberries, yes, lobster, and Maine miche
The abundant wild mushrooms and ramps, the scallops and steamers and sourdough, the perennial rhubarb and raspberries, and new potatoes unearthed despite the beetles especially thrill me.
| August 08, 2013
An intimate look at New England’s most popular crustacean, the lobster: Its hopes, needs, values and future
Let’s face it -- that is, assuming that you can stand to face something that looks as though it ought to be using John Agar to clean pieces of Tucson out of its teeth.
Inordinate claws: The ugliest fruit of the sea
CHARLES P. PIERCE
| April 03, 2013
In East Providence, raffling meat and lobster
It is Saturday night at the Lincoln Bar & Grille in East Providence and Big Bill is in firm command of the room. He's the kind of guy known in these parts as "funny as a bastard." Flirts with the women. Zings the men.
VICTOR PAUL ALVAREZ
| November 23, 2012
Review: Iron Works Tavern
They damn well better serve steaks at the Iron Works Tavern.
Fittingly hearty fare (and much more)
| June 01, 2012
Casco Bay’s restaurants, bars, + markets
The islands of Casco Bay may seem remote (especially in the winter), but some are as close as a 20-minute ferry ride. As summer approaches, take a break from Portland's busy foodie scene and treat yourself to the tastes of the islands — after a breezy,
| May 25, 2012
Sometimes a beautiful location is as far as a restaurant gets when it sets up shop.
More than a nice view
| September 16, 2011
Last weekend, more than 2300 people stepped off cruise ships into the Old Port seeking all things Maine: lobster, anything blueberry, and a taste of the way life should be (some probably hoped to spot a moose on the corner of Fore and Exchange).
Experiencing Portland like a visitor — and liking it
| August 19, 2011
Review: Red Lantern
Red Lantern's menu (and the design of the giant room) hedges its bets — there's a decent sushi bar, a drinking bar with sports on the TVs, a flurry of hot-pot tables, and some serious steaks.
Nostalgic fusion with so much for so many
| August 12, 2011
Food on the move
Maine and lobsters: There's just no escaping the association.
Could a Fort Williams lobster-roll trailer one day cruise the Old Port?
| July 22, 2011
Review: Aragosta Bar and Bistro
Sensing, the previous restaurant in this Battery Wharf hotel/condo development, was locavore and high-church French, but too subtle. Aragosta proposes to solve that problem with a more robust cuisine focused on the most local of all ingredients: seafood.
A robust Italian take on locavore cuisine
| July 01, 2011
Review: Pal's Restaurant
The logo for Pal's is a cartoon of two smiling men in high-collar period suits.
Good ingredients, well-prepared, can't lose
| April 15, 2011
Review: The Fish Market
The first encouraging sign was that the two men greeting us beaming broadly were the host and, we later learned, the executive chef. These guys were clearly happy. Business must be doing well.
Already has its sea legs
| April 08, 2011
Sparkle on Valentine’s Day
There are three basic Valentine's Day tactics: You can forget it and be forced to sleep outside with the large furry dog. Second, you can go out to dinner. Or, you can cook dinner in with a bottle of bubbly accompaniment.
| February 11, 2011
Review: Shelter Harbor Inn
It was one of those gloriously warm Columbus Day weekends, and we could have sat on one of Shelter Harbor Inn's outdoor decks, but we chose the next best thing: the "Sun Porch," surrounded on three sides by windows, an open-beamed, white-walled, blue-ac
An old favorite continues to delight
| October 29, 2010
Providence Student Survival Guide: List of lists
It's back-to-campus time. You've got shopping lists, book lists, syllabi, class rosters, and Facebook. Who would possibly think you could handle more lists? We would, that's who.
New to Vo Dilun? Trust us, you need this
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| September 03, 2010
50 things to eat in Maine this summer [6-10]
The next five in our list of summer must-eats/drinks:Lobster roll from the Lobster Shack at Two Lights (225 Two Lights Rd., Cape Elizabeth). Eaten on...
| June 17, 2010
Bistro du Midi
Bistro du Midi purports to serve "authentic Provençal" cuisine, but Midi actually refers to all of southern France.
Fine, but not necessarily French
| February 12, 2010
The Regal Beagle
The Regal Beagle is making a quick success doing what almost all the new restaurants want to do: small plates; comfort food with a gourmet twist; a mixture of high and low; a bit of locovore, green, and slow fare; some salty fast food; interesting drinks
A quirky neighborhood that puts all the pieces together
| January 15, 2010
Jade Garden Seafood Restaurant
Ready for some reasonably priced lobster after years of paying too much? You’re in luck, since a price war seems to be unfolding on the streets of Chinatown, with various window signs advertising twin lobsters in ginger and scallion for as low as $14.95.
Fresh as can be and well-priced. What’s the catch?
| November 06, 2009
Las Vegas paper talks lobster
I'm not sure why, but the leading paper in the land-locked state of Nevada editorialized about Maine...
| June 26, 2009
Johnnie's on the Side
This large space has always housed attractive restaurants, despite violating two of Nadeau's laws: Eateth Not Within 1000 Cubits of a Government Institution; and Ditto for Sports Stadia.
The Front of the House is at the head of its class
| December 30, 2008
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