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Lighthouse Maine

Portland, Maine Food + Coffee Worth Seeking

Maine’s largest city rests on a peninsula that juts out into island-dotted Casco Bay. Biting winds and snow predominate in winter, but Portland summer is a wonderland. Runners flood Back Cove Trail and people...

Beervana Mood, Old Gnome + Black Firday

October and November have not been kind to fans of beer in Portland, Oregon. Laurelwood Brewing got snatched up by the investment arm of Ninkasi Brewing, then longtime mainstay Lompoc Brewing shuttered. The Rock...

The Widmer Way, Classic L.A. Beers + Beachwood BBQ Turns 12

As craft beer turns the calendar, shortly, on 2018, it is instructive to go back in time to learn the history that this industry is accumulating. The Widmer Way by writer/beer blogger/beer podcaster Jeff...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Top 10 Drinks of 2017

Every Friday, Drink of the Week celebrates my favorite beverage from the previous seven days. To end the year, discover my 10 favorite Drinks of the Week in 2017. I live in Los Angeles...
Coffee Portland

BARISTA Brass Bar Apple Pie Coffee Shrub (Drink of the Week)

When Pine Street Market opened in downtown Portland, the developers apparently told vendors to provide a twist on proven concepts. For Billy Wilson’s successful Portland coffee bar chainlet, BARISTA, that meant a variation called...
Vietnamese Food Portland

Ha VL Mi Quang (Dose of Vitamin P)

Most of the discussion surrounding the Portland food scene involves trendy restaurants in neighborhoods like downtown, Northwest District, and the Alberta Arts District. Many culinary tourists may not know that the city has a...