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[VIDEO] Beer Camp Across America showcases Maine’s brewing prowess

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I am thankful to have gotten the opportunity to go to Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America on Friday. The traveling beer festival only touched down on seven locations in the United States, one of which was right here in Portland. This is particularly significant because, as nearly everyone in the video touches upon, there […]

Shift Drinks: Hugh Fiore of Eastern Standard [Boston]

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Hugh Fiore is a bartender at Eastern Standard in Boston, Massachusetts. He is pictured with a glass of Buffalo Trace bourbon neat and a Narragansett. Shift Drinks is a photo series produced by Knack Factory that features some of our favorite folks in food and hospitality telling us stories about their preferred cocktails and how they […]

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: Jason Loring of Nosh and Slab

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. […]

On getting super emo because Bank Square Pizza is closing.

Joe Ricchio, Joel Beauchamp the Knack Factory production crew, [158 / Pocket Brunch proprietors] Josh and Katie Potocki and I met Marilu Larrea Scott when we all filmed an episode of Food Coma TV there in the summer of 2012. We visited and fell in love with her restaurant Bank Square Pizza which is, despite […]

Joel Beauchamp takes a look back [and forward] at Pocket Brunch

My company [Knack Factory] recorded this Podcast with Pocket Brunch‘s Joel Beauchamp at Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine. I mention this because they were gracious enough to host us, and because it explains all of the clink-y clank-y goings-on in the background. Also, we drank a lot by way of rum drinks, so if […]

Portland Hunt Alpine + Club and Eventide Oyster Company’s “Hush Hush”

Last Thursday, Andrew Volk and his traveling circus of tasty beverages called Portland Hunt Alpine + Club teamed up with Eventide Oyster Co. to throw an intimate event called Hush Hush. The food was tasty (as it seems to always be at Eventide), and the drinks were delightful. Volk is opening Portland Hunt Alpine + […]

“Finally.” A video portrait of equal marriage in Maine.

This short documentary was shot on the the evening of December 28th and early morning of December 29th, 2012 in Portland, Maine during the very first equal marriages in the state. We are happy to have been able to highlight the marriage of Michael Snell and Steven Bridges, the first gay couple to get married […]