'Fore Street' on Serious Eats

Portland, ME: Fore Street's Tomato Tart

This is it: tomato prime time, and I can't help but indulge. Every year I splurge on Sun Golds, snack on open-faced tomato sandwiches slathered with mayonnaise, confit pounds of plum tomatoes—and drip the sweet, ruby-tinted oil over just about everything. And I always make a reservation at Fore Street, because their tomato tart, a long-running seasonal special, is one of my all-time favorite tomato dishes. More

Portland, ME: Wood Oven-Roasted Mussels and Turnspit Roast Chicken at Fore Street

There are many reasons why I love dining at Fore Street, but two of them are in direct contradiction with one another. First, the menu changes daily, which means that there are always new dishes to try. Second, the restaurant has a few signature items that never come off the menu, and I order two of them—the mussels ($10) and the roast chicken ($22)—almost every time I eat there. More

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