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Ohio Sliders: The Purest Form of Hamburger

Our 50 Plates Tour continues with frozen White Castle sliders from the grocery store, because that’s the closest thing to a real slider in Portland.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with th...   More
 
Friday, July 18, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Roe Finally Gets its Propers: Trent Pierce's Seafood Shack named "Most Underrated"

The Portland Mercury takes brave stance on scrappy upstart.

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Roe, the heretofore unheralded prix-fixe seafood restaurant on whatever they call that little road between Southeast Ivon and Caruthers Streets, has finally received some well-deserved recognition.Yesterday’s edition of The Portland Mercury    More
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Tennessee Hot Chicken: Nashville’s Hottest Hit

Our 50 Plates Tour continues with spicy fried chicken from Cackalack’s Hot Chicken Shack, which ain’t nearly as spicy as it should be.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with th...   More
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

The Deep Cuts

Okra stew, lamb sausage and pumpkin kibbeh at TarBoush Glisan.


Food Reviews & Stories
Everyone wants the hummus. That, and grilled meat —lamb shawarma is the most popular dish, but chicken and beef kebabs are huge sellers. And so the waiter working the nine tables at TarBoush   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Growler Guys: Jug Band


Bar Reviews
It’s gotta be a scary time to be in the growler game. On one hand, half-gallon glass jugs of beer have become ubiquitous, even at Portland bodegas and grocery stores. On the other hand, the ma   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Vermont Phish Food: Like a Boardroom Ponytail For Your Mouth

Our 50 Plates Tour continues with Vermont’s two most famous things in one smooth, lickable package

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with Be...   More
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

New York Buffalo Wings: The Empire State's Greatest Contribution to American Cuisine

Our Fifty Plates tour continues with the best Buffalo wings in Portland, from Fire on the Mountain.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with Bu...   More
 
Saturday, July 12, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR

Restaurant Review: Storrs Smokehouse


Food Reviews & Stories
Breakfast is a reassuring sign at a barbecue joint. Even if you’re not in the mood for early-morning biscuits and gravy, it’s always good to see the pitmaster hanging around the kitchen ju   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Blonde IPA (Arlington Club)


Drank
The Arlington Club was founded way back in 1867, with the purpose of giving men with names you’d recognize from street signs a little quietude in which to smoke cigars, cut skyline-shaping bus   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Connecticut New Haven Style Pizza: New Haven 1, New York 0

Our Fifty Plates Tour continues with the best pizza in Portland at Apizza Scholls, modeled on the best pizza in the world.

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each state. Our 50 Plates tour continues with Ne...   More
 
Sunday, July 6, 2014 by MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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