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I told Eater Maine how I would like to see the world changed with food…

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Eater relaunched its site design today. From Eater Maine: To mark the relaunch of Eater today, the Features team compiled a collection of seventy-two of the best ideas for how people around the world are or how they plan to or how they want to change the world through food. A lot of the ideas are incredibly earnest. […]

5 favorite not-at-all fancy Portland restaurants and bars

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Portland has so many amazing, high profile, chronically celebrated restaurants that it is easy to forget those just “pretty good,” solidly reliable places that consistently hit the spot. When you want something as simple as a burger, figuring out where to go can quickly spiral into a bout of existential despair. Do I go to […]

Farm-to-Festival at the Ossipee Valley Music Fest

You may have noticed that I was (surprise!) quiet for the past week and a half. My wife Jaime and I were at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival, where we serve as food vendors for both their string camp and the festival itself. In all, last week was one that filled me with a great […]

Thomas Pisha-Duffly’s Family Feast at Grace Restaurant

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Family Feast is a pop-up dinner event imagined and executed by Thomas Pisha-Duffly. It features large format plates of Indonesian cuisine served to communal tables. The most recent installment happened at the beautiful Grace Restaurant in Portland, Maine, which we were delighted to attend and photograph.  [Note: This post originates from Knack Factory, which contains a robust […]

Shift Drinks: Kim Rodgers of Eventide Oyster Co. and Hugo’s Restaurant

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Kim Rodgers is a pastry chef at Eventide Oyster Co. and Hugo’s Restaurant. She is pictured with a Gin and Tonic. Disclosure: Eventide Oyster Co. and Hugo’s Restaurant are clients of my company Knack Factory, though their representation here has nothing to do with my scope of work with them. In fact, they are helping […]

Shift Drinks: Damian Sansonetti of Piccolo and Blue Rooster Food Co.

Damian Sansonetti is one of the owners of and chef at Piccolo in Portland, Maine. He is also a Chef Partner at the Blue Rooster Food Co. He is pictured with an Old Fashioned.  Disclosure: Damian’s restaurant Piccolo is a client of mine [at Knack Factory], though his representation here has nothing to do with our […]

Shift Drinks: Katie Schier Potocki of 158 Picket Street Cafe, Southside Bakery and POCKET BRUNCH

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Shift Drinks is a Knack Factory photo series that features some of our favorite folks in food and hospitality telling us stories about their preferred cocktails and how they got into the industry. Featured in the photos are chefs, servers, proprietors and other industry professionals as well as the construction of their drinks of choice. […]

I attended Dishcrawl Portland’s third event and it was neat.

I was invited by Dishcrawl Portland organizer Mary Soule to check out the August event that took place this past Tuesday. For those not familiar with the event, Dishcrawl Portland is the local affiliate of a national series of events built around sampling restaurants by attending a handful in one night. Here in Portland you […]

On the great Ossipee Valley Music Festival

Because I have a background in event catering and organizing the occasional farm-to-table dinner party, last year my wife Jaime and I were invited by the organizers of the Ossipee Valley Music Festival to provide for the event locally sourced fare. We had our second go at working the event this weekend. It you are […]