Chinese New Year: How to Make Fortune Cookies

How to Make Fortune Cookies

I have never been big on setting New Year’s resolutions. One the few occasions that I have, they have been giant, lofty, unattainable goals that I inevitably did not reach, leaving me sad and defeated. Not the greatest way to go into a new year. I have learned instead to try to focus on little… 

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Portland Food Truck Reports: Mainely Burgers

Portland Food Trucks: Mainely Burgers

The buzz around Portland’s growing food truck and cart fleet continues to get louder and louder. Everyone in the Greater Portland area is taking notice of the fleet’s many offerings. This week, I took a trip to Falmouth to catch up with the Mainely Burgers crew as they cranked out burgers at a Falmouth High… 

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The “Big Whip” (Whippers Pizza)

Whipper's Pizza Big Whip

Today’s sandwich is the “Big Whip” from Whippers Pizza in Augusta. It combines ham, salami, Genoa salami, bacon, American cheese, provolone cheese, onions, tomatoes, pickles, and mayonnaise on a gigantic loaf of Italian bread. Location: 9 Bangor Street, Augusta Price:$14.95 Notes: I wish I could say it was the first time I had sat in… 

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Seabright

Seabright

Seabright: 7 Public Landing, Camden, ME 04843; (207) 230-1414; Website, Facebook In spite of the rain (or because of it), few souls were out on the salty streets of Camden Saturday night. On the unsteady dock, a group of kids stood looking out at the irregular slate gray swells. A parliament of people in rain… 

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Suzuki’s Sushi Bar

Suzuki's Sushi Bar

Suzuki’s Sushi Bar: 419 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841; (207) 596-7447; Website Suzuki’s Sushi Bar sits directly on Main Street, the small front-half of the elegant dining room standing in sharp contrast to the wings-and-beer specials advertised on the sidewalk chalkboard at the bar across the street. Walking through the front door and into the… 

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L & H Burgers

L & H Burgers

L & H Burgers: 313 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841; (207) 593-7995; L & H Burgers on Facebook After the five-and-dimes and the Greyhound bus station gave way to the smoky greasy spoons and the consignment clothing stores, which were in turn replaced by a seemingly endless string of art galleries and rosemary-scented cappuccino-and-focaccia joints,… 

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