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5 favorite not-at-all fancy Portland restaurants and bars

Portland has so many amazing, high profile, chronically celebrated restaurants that it is easy to forget those just “pretty good,” solidly reliable places that consistently hit the spot. When you want something as simple as a burger, figuring out where to go can quickly spiral into a bout of existential …

Lobsters for Labor Day – Five Fabulous Recipes.

Labor Day is upon us.  What better way to celebrate these fleeting days of summer than with some lobster.  Sunny Maine days are made for clam bakes on the beach, seafood BBQs and lobster boils.  Here are five easy recipes for your lobster leftovers that go beyond a basic lobster …

Barbecue Roast Beef Wraps for Lunch Boxes

What will you be packing in your kid’s lunch box this year? This quick and easy recipe for Barbecue Roast Beef Wraps is a great alternative to traditional sandwiches. The new backpacks are ready to go and packed with unused supplies to kick off the school year. The first day of …
A couple of plump mackerel, after being pickled, are placed on the grill. The tinfoil holds damp wood chips that will provide the smoke.

Pickled, smoked mackerel is a fishy feast

After spending a day on the high seas with Capt. Pete Douvarjo of Eggemoggin Guide Service, I returned to Bangor with a few fish and some advice from the good captain. Pickle the mackerel overnight, he said. Use vinegar and whatever pickling spices you like, then smoke them up the …

Lovely Lobster Pasta with Mascarpone and Peas. Yes Please!

Several summers ago I was on a mission to find …

Spaghetti Fra Diavolo

The translation of “Fra Diavolo” is “brother devil”, and it …

Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Butter

Tender buttermilk biscuits are heavenly spread with sweet homemade honey …
Co-owner Kathleen Pratt (left) coaxes a smile from son Claude for a Tandem Coffee team photo at their new Congress Street location in Portland on Monday. With Pratt is (from left) co-owner Will Pratt, managing partner Vien Dobui and baking manager Briana Holt.

‘Hi-Fi, not WiFi:’ In this old filling station, coffee and pie comes with a 1950s vibe

PORTLAND, Maine — “Brakes and shocks, our specialty.” These words …

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