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A Sandwich a Day: Corned Beef Tongue Reuben Panino at Duckfat in Portland, Maine

Duckfat in Portland is a small sandwich shop with some incredible panini options, making it tough for someone flying solo for lunch. Given the restaurant's name, duck confit with napa cabbage slaw, cilantro, and spicy mayo tempted me, but ultimately I went for the Corned Beef Tongue Reuben Panino with marinated cabbage, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. And no stop at Duckfat is complete without an order of the duckfat-fried fries. More

Portland, ME: The Healthier Side of Duckfat

Duck fat-fried fries and doughnut holes. Duck confit. Poutine with duck gravy and, if you want, a fried duck egg. Suffice it to say, Duckfat in Portland, Maine, has become a destination for all things anti-diet. That's not to say fried food is all the Old Port cafe offers, but it's what they take most seriously and what they've always done best. Lately, however, the menu's grown, attracting patrons looking for both guilty and (relatively) guiltless pleasures alike. I went in for the latter. More

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

10 Breakfast Sandwiches We Love in Portland, Maine

You know those bleary mornings after drinking a little too much (OK, a lot too much) when your eyes refuse to focus the next morning? And your skull feels twice as big? Yeah, those are breakfast sandwich mornings. But they don't always have to be about medical necessity. We love them on just about any morning. Here are 10 places to find our favorite versions of the classic breakfast sandwich in Portland, Maine: on bagels, english muffins, plain white toast, and more. More

Miyake: World-Class Sushi in Portland, Maine

The original location that Miyake opened in Portland's west end in 2007 might have been considered a hole in the wall: It was small, kinda cramped, and (at the time) a ways off the beaten path of most of the city's gourmet eateries. Since then he's moved across town to a bigger, much swankier space, but the restaurant's main draw, the omakase deals, are as impressive—and as reasonably priced—as ever. More

Hangover Helper: Caribbean Hash from Silly's in Portland, Maine

If Albert Einstein came back to life and found himself in Portland, Maine, he might enjoy sitting under a rainbow umbrella in Silly's backyard garden. "As far as we can discern, the universe is a very silly place," he once famously said. That quote inspired the name of this kitschy, chilled-out townhouse eatery. Inside there are pom-pom-covered light fixtures but the backyard is really where you should be on a bright day. More

A Sandwich a Day: Lobster Roll at Portland Lobster Company in Portland, Maine

Even if you're a mayo person, I'll ask you to reconsider the next time lobster is involved. Butter is one of the world's great flavor-foods, whereas commercial mayo's charms, such as they are, are largely textural. Binders and slickeners have their place, but that place is not on something as proud as lobster, which tastes so good on its own—or with butter—that it doesn't need to get by on a texturality. More

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

Founded in 2005, Mount Desert Island Ice Cream has expanded to three retail shops; two on Mount Desert Island proper in Bar Harbor, as well as a satellite branch in Portland's Old Port shopping district. Recently named one of Food & Wine Magazine's best ice cream shops in the US, Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream serves up traditional as well as exotic ice creams and sorbets--think Thai Chili, Mexican Chocolate and Banana Curry alongside Fleur de Sel Fudge and Coconut. More

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