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Susan Axelrod

Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business for 15 years before turning to journalism. By day, she is the social media editor for Portland Press Herald. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs, preferably followed by a cocktail or a Maine beer. Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or On Twitter: @susansaxelrod

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Posted: June 3, 2013

Photo preview: Miyake debuting new menu June 5

Written by: Susan Axelrod

Miyake on Fore Street is Portland’s temple of sushi, renowned far beyond the city limits for pristine fish and artful presentations to rival big names in bigger cities. Now, a little more than two years after he moved his restaurant from its tiny first location in the West End to its current serene and swanky home in the Old Port, chef Masa Miyake is changing things up. He’s breaking out of the rigid Japanese mold to get more playful with both fish and meat and to serve food grown and raised on his own farm in Freeport. On Sunday, the chef invited local press to sample the revamped menu, which rolls out June 5. Meredith Goad has the full story on the Maine ala Carte blog; here’s a visual preview of what you can expect at the new Miyake.

Photos/Ted Axelrod

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