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    The Golden Dish

    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 Golden Dish

    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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    The Golden Dish

    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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    The Golden Dish

    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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    The Golden Dish

    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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    The Golden Dish

    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
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    The Golden Dish

    A new headliner: Portland Hunt and Alpine Club, Portland

    Until mixologist Andrew Volk and his Portland Hunt and Alpine Club open its doors sometime in June, I won’t fully understand the concept of this intriguing venture. Yes indeed it’s going to be a high-brow cocktail lounge. But there’s also a private-club factor. That’s the confusing part. Read on

    Posted: April 22, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    An engaging East Ender, Portland

    Consider the vitals of a restaurant flanked by upstarts and established competitors who’ve surged ahead leaving an otherwise fine eating establishment to fend for its underrated self. Read on

    Posted: April 19, 2013
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    The Golden Dish

    Springtime for lamb

    For lamb lovers, spring lamb is highly prized, the meat so tender and sweet. In Maine it's easy to get locally raised, pastured lamb from area farms. Many of the vendors at farmers’ markets offer lamb, though at this time of year it’s generally frozen. Read on

    Posted: April 17, 2013