Category Archives: Food & Drink

Final days for Miyake Diner


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


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 […]

Iced Coffee Index: hot and cold

tandem iced

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 […]