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    Otto Pizza hosts album cover contest: win pizza and more

    Come up with your own version of Otto-ized album covers and post them on Otto's Facebook timeline or email them to contactus@ottoportland.com. The best ones will be added to an "Otto Rocks!" Facebook gallery (and on the flip side, those that are not suitable for all ages or in good taste will be removed). Read on

    Posted: May 29, 2013
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    SOS on MD Weekend and other food forays

    For the first time ever I encountered a Wikipedia entry that was most shockingly blunt. It went on to cite “. . . chipped beef” so described as shit on a shingle, being military slang for S.O.S. in mess hall kitchens. Read on

    Posted: May 27, 2013
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    Artemisia Cafe: a reprieve on Pleasant Street

    Artemisia lives up to the meaning of its name and the name of its location—artful, aromatic food located on charming Pleasant Street—a hideaway location indeed.. The restaurant has been in Portland longer than I have and until recently lunch and brunch were its métier. Read on

    Posted: May 24, 2013
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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