Monthly Archives: June 2014

Falmouth is all atwitter tonight

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Food trucks, live music, social media and beer. Must be Monday. If you can hashtag it, it counts as work for the technically connected. Pine Tree State twitterati unite tonight in Falmouth for the fifth annual Social Media Day Maine. Organized by Mashable, the worldwide tweetup with burgers, mini donuts and a shuttle from the Old […]

Alanis Morissette plays Maine State Pier

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Four time Grammy winner Alanis Morissette comes to Maine State Pier Aug. 23. Tickets go on sale Friday for the singer’s Portland performance. The firebrand who tore up radiowaves in the 90s, delivers an acoustic and “intimate” show. Can you get intimate with those powerhouse vocals? People on Peaks Island will find this ironic when her voice […]

Final days for Miyake Diner

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So long Miyake Diner, we hardly knew thee. Never made it to the months-old sake skillet on Portland’s Spring Street? You’ve got till Wednesday. After eight years, chef Masa Miyake, 51, and partner William Garfield, 26, are parting ways. The duo, who also run Pai Men Miyake on State Street and Miyake on Fore Street, announced […]

Food truck fashion: Samosas and silk

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Tales from the truck: Gloria of Annapurna’s Thali Food trucks are multiplying in Maine this summer. The net effect is more variety, not just tacos and tacos. We’ve got Indian, gourmet paninis, mini donuts, Austrian food and something else: entrepreneurs with attitude and style. The people driving this trend — truckers and truckistas — have […]

Jimmy Buffett in Saco?

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The Saco Drive-In turns into Margaritaville Thursday night. So keep your fins to the the left when cruisin’ down Route 1. Launching its 75th season with a new digital projector and new era for outdoor entertainment, the iconic theater simulcasts a Jimmy Buffett concert from Texas under the stars. The live at the drive-in concert series from […]

Iced Coffee Index: hot and cold

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As sure as beach buggies, jeeps and convertible minis are cruisin’ up and down Route One and scores of families, teens and tourists jam the ice cream stands, another summer ritual has begun in Southern Maine — iced coffee season! Because (thank God) we don’t have to rely on Dunkin’ Donut’s drive-thrus for our chilled […]

We all scream for local ice cream!

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There’s a new good humor man on the block and he favors vintage knits and local beets over white smocks and sickly sweets. Portland chef David Levi kicks opens the door to his latest venture Vinland Backdoor Ice Cream Company next week. “Our ice cream has been really popular,” said Levi, whose 100 percent local restaurant […]