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    The perfect barbecue-roasted chicken

    Roasting a whole chicken on the barbecue grill is more of an art than you’d think. Type of charcoal, “roasting” temperature and preparation of the chicken are all important factors to consider. Read on

    Posted: May 22, 2013
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    No nibbles at Nosh Kitchen Bar

    An uninterrupted diet gleaned from the menu at Nosh Kitchen Bar could spell an early demise for those following a healthy lifestyle. Yet an occasional wisp of the fat and fries, the outrageous burgers and beers might, for some, keep the demons of culinary ennui at bay. Read on

    Posted: May 17, 2013
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    Bring on the rhubarb

    Rhubarb is commonly mistaken as a fruit when it’s actually an herbaceous plant that is customarily used in fruit-based preparations like rhubarb-strawberry pie, crisps and compotes. Read on

    Posted: May 15, 2013
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    The skinny on ice cream

    When The Gelato Fiasco (I’ve never understood the intent of the name) opened in Portland on Fore Street across from the newly established Gorgeous Gelato I thought it was a dastardly move to compete. Why position your business in the face of another brand so close at hand? Read on

    Posted: May 13, 2013
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    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