“I like to think of the White House as America’s house,” Doiron said in a telephone interview Wednesday, “and I think it should have a vegetable garden. … One of the first things John Adams, the first president to live in the White House, did was to plant a vegetable garden.”
The Police have asked the City Council to deny the Cactus Club’s liquor license application according to an article in today’s Press Herald.
“The recommendation follows a pair of underage-drinking stings at the Fore Street club and a shooting just a few steps away that left an active duty U.S. Marine in a wheelchair.”
There’s an article in the Food & Health section of today’s Press Herald about Maine Natural Oils. Maine Natural Oils is ramping up to produce cold pressed oils from locally grown non-GMO seeds for home cooking use. They plan on initially selling canola and mustard oil, and their “target market is the natural foods consumer who is interested in healthy, locally made products.”
The new issue of The Bollard includes a another installment in the Land of Forgotten Cocktails series by mixologist John Myers, a few more details about the new restaurant that Binga’s hopes to open on Washington Avenue, as well as a review of the caprine cuisine at Federal Spice and Hamdi Restaurant and Grocery. The goat dish at Federal Spice is one of the Jamaican items on the menu added by owner Eric Martin.
“The Curried Goat Platter at Federal Spice in downtown Portland is a pile of braised goat chunks served beside a pile of rice and peas…the curried goat at Federal Spice is the real deal.”
“Gastronomically, the goat plate at Hamdi is remarkably similar to the one served at Federal Spice: a big plate of flavorful meat falling off the bones, and a mound of tasty yellow rice. “
There’s a front page article in today’s Press Herald on the impact the recession is having on Maine restaurants.
Today’s paper has a report on the collaboration by members of Portland’s Jewish and Muslim communities to serve a holiday meal at the Wayside Soup Kitchen.