Eat & Drink
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    The Golden Dish

    Spring dining preview

    If you’ve noticed a lull in new restaurant openings in Portland, fear not because there’s a host of newbie’s springing up everywhere now and in the coming weeks and months. Read on

    Posted: March 25, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    A case of In'finiti

    It’s been nearly a year since a new restaurant has joined the substantial ranks of Portland’s dining hierarchy. That it should be named In’finiti is neither a stroke of infinite wisdom nor affectation but, perhaps, a rather high-born notion of itself? Read on

    Posted: March 23, 2013
  • mainetoday
    The Golden Dish

    Real macaroni and cheese

    ll those gussied up versions that restaurants serve laden with exotic cheeses and serious bits of lobster and truffles are certainly nice but have nothing to do with the real American deal--a sumptuously rich, crusty bold dish of baked elbow macaroni with lots of cheesy goodness. Read on

    Posted: March 20, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    Weekend food notes

    This past weekend was capped by my usual food-centric forays that started at the Saturday farmers’ markets in Portland and Brunswick to varied culinary escapades around Portland. Read on

    Posted: March 18, 2013
  • mainetoday
    The Golden Dish

    Masterpiece edition: Chef David Turin's Opus 10 in Portland

    Consider the chef’s arsenal--foie gras, caviar, truffles, quail, lobster, lamb saddle and copious amounts of butter--and what you have is the all-star trappings of Chef David Turin’s ambitious citadel of taste, Opus 10. Read on

    Posted: March 15, 2013
  • mainetoday
    The Golden Dish

    Corned beef all the way

    I won’t be donning shamrocks, double-dipping into kegs of beer or hoping that the Maine legislature will allow bars to open at 6AM on Sunday, March 17th, breaking a sacred blue law, but what I will be doing to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day is to prepare corned beef and cabbage. Read on

    Posted: March 13, 2013
  • mainetoday
    The Golden Dish

    My day at Moody's Diner, Waldoboro

    Of all the food-centric day trips to take in Maine I chose to chow down at Moody’s Diner—albeit, on our first Saturday weekend without a blizzard or nor’easter in sight. Read on

    Posted: March 11, 2013
  • mainetoday
    The Golden Dish

    The wow factor at Walter's, Portland

    Walter’s, the quintessence of stylish dining in downtown Portland, didn’t need the surge from Maine Restaurant Week’s dining horde to fill its tables. Read on

    Posted: March 8, 2013
  • mainetoday
    The Golden Dish

    Restaurant Week: could be a record-breaker in Portland

    In the whirlwind of this year’s Maine Restaurant Week, it’s been SRO practically everywhere. Because of that I’ve decided to forego my usual food and recipe contribution on Wednesdays and today report on where I went and what I ate as this essential dining event unfolds through Sunday. Read on

    Posted: March 6, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    Nooks and crannies, the English muffin

    English muffins are a big deal in Portland. Locally made by some of our best bakers they have a near-cult following—a purist’s artisanal pecking order, if you will, of perfection. Read on

    Posted: March 4, 2013