Fresh Guacamole with Tomatillos and Goat Cheese

Fresh Guacamole with Tomatillos and Goat Cheese

It’s time to confess something that I am ashamed to admit: I am a picky eater. I always have been. I cringe when certain food touches on my plate. (I am obsessed with segmented plates. They are God’s gift to neurotic eaters, whereas most casseroles are our kryptonite.) I have fond memories of being a kid… 

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Deux Cochon

Deux Cochon

For all of the incredible dining options in Portland, you just don’t hear a ton of news about good barbecue. The Portland Food Coma blog made a mission of driving all over creation to find some good barbecue, ultimately coming up with only some passable options. We’ve even been known to take a trip to… 

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Braised Lamb

We haven’t been cooking very much during the early spring. It must have been spring fever. Or cabin fever. Or cat scratch fever. Or some other blood-born illness driving our internal temperatures above the normal 98.6 that compelled us to go out so often since I don’t know when. Maybe it started in Mexico and… 

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries

We’ve got a problem. See, for our readers from away, Portland has this whole “Buy Local” ethic. This means, in a nutshell, that as a city, we support local businesses, and make an effort to keep chains out of the Old Port, off of Commercial Street, and away from our major tourist centers. In general,… 

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Easy As Pie: Why I Write About Food

Eating is delicious. Everyone does it everyday. Which makes it easy to write about, easy to relate to. We may have different ideas about what’s good, what comforts, what’s elegant, appropriate or healthy. But we all have associations, traditions, memories, and connotations with and of food. Food is more than nutrition. There’s something extra, subtle,… 

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Hamburgers: The Dogfish Bar and Grille (Bar & Pub Burgers)

The Dogfish Bar and Grille on Free Street was one of the first places we ate in Portland. On a July afternoon last Summer, we stumbled in the front door, sweaty and exhausted both physically from the heat of the day and our drive across the East Coast in a 28′ truck just days before,… 

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Harmon's Lunch

Harmon’s Lunch

I can’t remember eating two cheeseburgers faster than I did at Harmon’s Lunch. I even had the presence of mind to order two, right upfront, so that I wouldn’t be delayed waiting for a second cheeseburger. In fact, maybe that was my mistake: maybe a forced intermission between burgers would have served me better. Harmon’s… 

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Today’s Sandwich: “Red Rooster” (Market Street Eats)

Today’s sandwich is the “Red Rooster” from Market Street Eats, in the Old Port. It combines grilled chicken, bacon, provolone, spicy Thai mayo, red onion, and diced pickles in a wrap. Location: 30 Market Street Price: $6.50 Notes: There’s a reason you haven’t yet read about a “wrap” so far, on the pages of From… 

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Snack For An Urban Albanile

Abraham is an albanile in Yucatan. He constructed the walls of our house with block and cement, rebar and string and strong tree limbs to hold the materials in place while they dry. But Abraham is a craftsman as well as a laborer and in our living room, he built a beautiful bookshelf with doved… 

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