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Friendsgiving at Fork Food Lab

In Fork Food Lab’s shiny new kitchen, there’s the unmistakable, mouthwatering smell of Thanksgiving. Turkeys are roasting, gravy is simmering, and pies are baking. Chef Edward Bondellio of French Picnic Catering is garnishing poached salmon with cucumbers and radishes. On … Continue reading

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Anju Noodle Bar

You know you’re in for a good time when there’s Talking Heads on the speakers and a little boy at the bar is slurping noodles, bobbing his head to the beat. He and his brother are not fighting or looking … Continue reading

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Ports of Italy

Before my visit to Ports of Italy, I had met chef and co-owner Germán Lucarelli at several events. I tasted his excellent focaccia at the Kennebunkport Festival. I savored his mushroom and truffle risotto at Harvest on the Harbor’s Chef … Continue reading

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Fabulous Femmes at Flanagan’s Table

Krista Kern Desjarlais, Melissa Kelly, Cara Stadler, Ilma Lopez, Kim Rodgers, and Briana Holt would be at the top of any one’s list when discussing culinary talent in Maine. To categorize this group of women as the best “female chefs” … Continue reading

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Enoteca Athena

What are you in the mood for? A quiet spot, where the atmosphere is relaxed and dinner is served at a more measured pace? Or something a little more boisterous, casual, and lively? Take your pick. You can find both … Continue reading

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The Treehouse

Greg Gilman and I are sitting on the deck of the Treehouse on a recent sunny but cool afternoon. We’re surrounded by greenery—leafy branches overhead and potted plants all around, giving the impression of an actual treehouse. Gilman, eclectically dressed … Continue reading

Diners can enjoy the covered deck long after the summer months.

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Building Community Around the Table 

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Solo Italiano

The big corner space on Commercial Street has seen many restaurants come and go over the past several years, but it’s never seen anything like Paolo Laboa. “Paolo is the real deal” is the refrain I hear from several people … Continue reading