Eventide Oyster Co

With the summer people nowhere to be found, Eventide Oyster Co is back on my weekly rotation. A dozen of oysters is mandatory for each visit, allowing one to share in the amazingness of the Maine coast, and for a taste of New England and Washington State gems.

From there, the comfortable luxuriousness can go as far as you, and your wallet, are willing to go. Crudo, stew, octopus, buns and rolls, sparkling, sake, sherry or cocktails. Eventide has all of your new favorites.

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Sur Lie

Welcome to the newest hot spot in Portland! Sur Lie has entered the foodie landscape with quiet ease. Great service, actually creative cocktails, tapas style menu and robust wine list full of future favorites quickly made Sur Lie my new favorite go to.

Pea hummus was a table favorite. A bit sweet, and wonderful paired with a minerally white.

The cheese plate and house charcuterie were full of unexpected flavor combinations and accoutrements. They worked so well, we ordered a second cheese plate.

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The house cured lox had a very fresh and clean flavor, surpassing all notions of what great lox can be.

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Fried oysters with kale and bacon. Order it. Share it. Love it.

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Chocolate torte with Arabica Coffee espresso ice cream. Nothing earth shattering, but delicious and perfect for sharing…and a little sherry!

Gather up your girlfriends and head out for a night of great fun, food, whiskey and wine!

Contemplating Winter’s Arrival

It’s been a long time since I lived through a Maine winter. I’ve accepted my reality, purchased some Bean boots and migrated my exercise regiment from my neighborhood streets to my neighborhood yoga studio.

I will not, however, give up on beach walks. There is nothing better than the sunshine on your face, even if it’s the only part peeking out from all the layers!

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