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Big Fin Poke in South Portland Brings a Hawaiian Specialty to Maine

In a shopping center in South Portland, Maine, sits a local gem: a locally owned poke place. Here’s a look inside Big Fin Poke. Coworkers introduced me to sushi almost 20 years ago and a world opened up. Soon, a friend was dragging me to all his favorite sushi bars for lunch and I was …

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An Edible Trip Through New York | New York Food

New York food is spectacular. From the elegant restaurants to street food, there’s so much to enjoy on an edible trip through New York. New York has been called the “melting pot” since the onset of the 20th century — and for good reason. It remains an important entry point of immigration (despite Ellis Island …

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5 Things Not to Miss at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia | What to Eat in Philly

Heading to Philadelphia? It’s a city filled with history including a little food history. Reading Terminal Market, one of the largest and oldest public markets in the United States, has been a go-to for groceries and foodstuffs for more than a century. Filled with excellent food, vendors and more, Reading Terminal Market has inhabited its …

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Good Maine Pizza: Finelli New York Pizzeria

Finelli New York Pizzeria in Ellsworth serves a thin, New York-style pizza with great flavor, texture and taste. It’s good Maine pizza — and worth the drive. I nearly titled this post “the pizza we’ll drive 45 minutes to eat.” And with good reason — that’s precisely what we did last weekend. I really wanted …

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Inside the Portland Museum of Art, October 2017

Located at 7 Congress Square, the Portland Museum of Art sits at an intersection of roads and art and culture and coffee. This public art institution was founded in 1882 as the Portland Society of Arts, and bears the distinction of being the oldest and largest public art institution in Maine. Outside, an 8-foot tall …

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The Long Route to A Good School Break Trip

One year, the kids and I drove to Philadelphia for a school vacation. On our first day, we walked to a little restaurant where we ate paninis and planned our adventures. We spent days wandering around museums, historic sites and taking tours. We ate again and again from the vendors at the Reading Terminal Market. …

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Sunday in Portland, Maine | Sarah’s Cucina Bella’s Day Out

A brisk wind whipped through the streets as I walked in downtown Portland Sunday morning. It was just after 9 a.m., a time when much of the city still slumbers and everything has a quiet, lonely feel to it. Only a few cars and even fewer people were to be seen. In Portland, Maine, not much opens …

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