We’ve reached that point in the year when it feels natural to look back and see the big picture of what’s happened over the last 12 months.
The first of the 2012 crop of year-in-food wrap-up articles comes courtesy of Brian Duff and the Portland Phoenix.
For four years those Maine restaurants that flourished have done so against a relentless tug of economic gloom, and some good ones perished because of it. But in 2012, we could feel the forces shifting. Those restaurants that established themselves this year might be fortunate to be in the right place at the right time to benefit from an improved economy and mood for food.