Portland

Portland

Friday Evening A new venture from the creative couple behind Portland Hunt and Alpine Club, the West End’s Little Giant is bright and welcoming on this 10-degree evening. Bar manager Max Overstrom-Coleman greets my boyfriend, Sean McCarthy, and me and … Continue reading

Mocktails Around Maine

Vena’s Fizz House | Portland Originally serving mocktails exclusively, owners Johanna and Steve Corman have since added alcoholic drinks to the menu, but mocktails, drinking vinegars, and fizzes—juices spiced up with bitters—still entice patrons. Our pick: Try the Prickly Pear-tini, … Continue reading

Capture

I captured this photo of the supermoon on January 2 at 7:15 a.m., right before sunrise. I planned this shot, waking up extra early just for this photograph. I checked my phone’s weather and coordinates application for positioning, and then … Continue reading

Woodford Food+Beverage

There’s a revitalization happening at Woodfords Corner. The area, where four neighborhoods come together, is not just getting a facelift; it’s getting a new life. The two flatiron-style buildings that frame Forest Avenue are being updated to preserve their brick exteriors. … Continue reading

Rose Foods

My Jewish grandmother was not much of a cook. In fact, I don’t ever recall the oven even being turned on. I’m not sure what she ate when we weren’t there, but when my family visited her in New York, … Continue reading

The Roma

Imagine the Roma Cafe in the 1960s with crystal chandeliers, white tablecloths, and happy patrons sipping hefty martinis. The dressed-up crowd nibbles on olives from the relish tray, while waiting on their veal parmesan dinner. It could be an anniversary … Continue reading

Cheevitdee

Four flavor profiles make up the foundation of Thai food: sweet, sour, salty, and spicy. But there’s one element that is rarely mentioned, and is important to the Thai cuisine experience: hospitality. At Cheevitdee on Fore Street in Portland, there’s … Continue reading

Little Giant

Sitting with Briana Volk at a booth in Little Giant, I am distracted. She’s holding Rocky, her handsome and happy five-month old baby. It’s hard not to look at him, trying to make him laugh, but Little Giant commands attention … Continue reading

Noble Barbecue

The aroma hits you first. That primal scent of cooking meat, of smoke, fat, and salt, has an almost dizzying effect. As you make your way to the counter, metal trays of sandwiches and fries are hurried past, headed for … Continue reading