Eat & Drink
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    Say it, Eat it: Gyro

    Gyro [yeer-oh] Meat roasted on a vertical spit. The Greek sandwich is typically served with tomatoes, onions, French fries, and sauce and is wrapped in pita. It’s also often pronounced “jai-roh” around here, but either way you order it, you’ll get the right sandwich. Hear it: Eat it: Get your gyro at Whaddapita, once it… Read on

    Posted: January 10, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Mole

    Mole [mo lay] Simply put: sauce. Mole is the general term for sauce in Mexican cuisine (i.e., “guaca” means “avocado,” and “mole” means “sauce,” so guacamole literally translates to “avocado sauce,” although “waka mo lay” is more fun to say.) Hear it: Eat it: Zapoteca’s tres sopes dish includes golden masa bites with a variety… Read on

    Posted: January 9, 2013
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    Drink Cheap: Beer for a penny at El Rayo

    But El Rayo understands. Buy a shot of any tequila - from the $12 Don Julio (it's "the original Patron," according to the bartender) to the $7 Familia Camarena - and get a Sol beer for just a penny. Any time. Even better, tequilas are half off on Saturdays, so you can cheaply acquire a shot of tequila and a bottle of Sol for $3.51. Read on

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    Say it, Eat it: Pancetta

    Pancetta[pan chet uh] Bacon’s smoke-free Italian cousin. Made from pork belly, just like our treasured bacon, pancetta is cured but not smoked like bacon is. Hear it: Eat it: The wild Maine mussels at Local 188 are served with pancetta, white wine, anchovy cream, and smoked paprika Bar Lola boasts a Bangs Island mussel bisque… Read on

    Posted: January 8, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Pho

    Pho [fuh] Broth, noodles, and meat – like a Vietnamese chicken noodle soup. And it’s just as comforting. Lots of folks say “foe.” Everyone still understands. Hear it: Eat it: Try the pho at Thanh Thanh 2 Veranda Noodle Bar also serves pho Read on

    Posted: January 7, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Poutine

    Poutine[poo teen or puts-in] French fries topped with brown gravy and curd cheese. It’s also an excellent hangover cure (or, ahem, so we’re told) and one of the best things Canada has ever shared with us. Saying “poo teen” is common in Southern Maine, but our friends from Fort Kent insist that, up there, it’s… Read on

    Posted: January 6, 2013
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    Paint & drink during Paint Nite Portland

    Paint Nite combines artistry with the good ol' fashioned art of drinking. Everything you need to paint - paint, brushes, canvas, apron, easel, guidance - is provided. You buy the drink of your choice. Read on

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    Say it, Eat it: Prix fixe

    Prix fixe [pre fix or pre feeks] A complete menu (from app to dessert) at a fixed price. Prix fixe menus are what Maine Restaurant Week is made of. Hear it: Eat it: Check out the pre fixe menus from the restaurants participating in Maine Restaurant Week Read on

    Posted: January 5, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Prosciutto

    Prosciutto[pro shoo toe] Uncooked ham sliced super thin. It’s air-cured and makes anything topped with it or wrapped in it better. Hear it: Eat it: Try the maple-glazed prosciutto, tabasco, Vermont cheddar, and egg on a bagel at OhNo Café Caiola’s serves an arugula, mixed melon, and prosciutto salad with grano padano Read on

    Posted: January 4, 2013
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    Say it, Eat it: Quinoa

    Quinoa[keen wa] It looks, cooks, and eats like a grain, but it’s really the edible seed of a flowering plant. And it’s great in salads or as a stand-alone. Hear it: Eat it: Try the house-made black bean and quinoa veggie burger at Gather, Yarmouth Read on

    Posted: January 3, 2013