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    The Golden Dish

    Daring-duo at David’s 388, South Portland

    Is South Portland’s beloved David’s 388 mere hoodoo compared to the hocus-pocus of strivers across the bridge? It’s a straight shot over the span that connects these two disparate cities, but once you arrive at this funny little outpost, you wonder why you’re not here more often. After two visits I’m totally hooked. Read on

    Posted: May 10, 2013
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    Grilled Tuna Two Ways

    I’m already in high gear for summer grilling even with our recent morning temperatures hovering in the mid 30s. By afternoon through dinnertime the weather warms up enough for perfect grilling weather. Read on

    Posted: May 8, 2013
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    BBQ Baedeker

    In a great huff, I sent my two barbecue grills to the dump last winter since they were literally on their last legs. One was my beloved barrel style charcoal grill that had a missing wheel, stabilized by putting a large brick under one of its hind legs. And after five years of service it was getting rusty and worn out. Read on

    Posted: May 6, 2013
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    Dining Well at Outliers Eatery, Portland

    In Portland’s veritable hothouse of new restaurant openings, certain events conspire to make or break these newcomers. But the recently opened Outliers Eatery perched atop York Street shows every sign of making it. Read on

    Posted: May 3, 2013
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    The rigors of sausage gravy

    When I posted on Facebook a photo of the sausage gravy and eggs that I had at the newly reopened Porthole it generated a lot of snarky comments from friends, each with a smart remark about the way the dish looked. But the best one was striking, saying, “It “looked like opossum innards.” Read on

    Posted: May 1, 2013
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    Farmer's market redux

    Without fanfare, the Portland Outdoor Farmer’s Market opened for business on Saturday in Deering Oaks Park. The trees were budding, the grass was green and the ruts from mud season were nearly gone. Read on

    Posted: April 29, 2013
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    Sneak peek: Outliers Eatery

    This is a sneak peek, with a few smart words of staircase wit ascending Portland’s newest dining outpost. Read on

    Posted: April 28, 2013
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    Destination New York: Redfarm

    Few American-based Chinese chefs would dare to redefine the boundaries of Chinese cuisine beyond what's supposed to be the taste of the Orient in America. Read on

    Posted: April 26, 2013
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    Eat & Drink

    Farms, tables, and strawberry fields: Graze dinners at Pineland

    Strawberry lovers are going to love the first farm-to-table dinner from Graze at Pineland Farms. The series kicks off June 19 with "Strawberry Fields Forever," a strawberry-centric four-course dinner served either al fresco or under a tent across from Pineland Farms' English Gardens. Read on

    Posted: April 25, 2013
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    Recipe: A special pasta sauce from Sicily

    If you come across The Southern Italian Table by Arthur Schwartz, consider picking up a copy because it’s filled with terrific recipes and food lore that depict the cooking of that region. The recipe featured here is from the book and looks at an unusual Sicilian sauce preparation. Read on

    Posted: April 23, 2013