Thursday, November 17, 2005
tale of two portlands
i missed this article the weekend before last in the times. you should read it, if you haven't already! i have strong objections to one sentence: "portland's waterfront may have a disney feel, but there are some places to discover." what? portland, maine? disney? what is she referring to, exactly? the dead fish smell? the lobster boats? stray cats? aside from that glaring error, it's kind of an interesting summary of food in portland (i just skimmed the part about portland, oregon, cause who cares about that portland? ours came first, after all). it includes a reference to two fat cats bakery, scene of the cupcake consumption back when david came to visit. i need to go over there and see if they make carrot cakes, for bean's birthday party!
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mmmm cupcakes. we've found an amazing cupcake in c'hill at sandwhich. it has chocolate ganache and just the right amount of some kind of decadent frosting.
uh, i think the article was talking about the pirates (or men with capes) and the people with squirrel costumes that roam your streets.
oh, yeah! and oakie the acorn. and jack hammer, the portland public works mascot. now i understand.
I read that article right when it came out, and I totally agree with you about that dumb Disney comment! But I was pleased to see their glowing assessments of the places we like to frequent, or at least some of the places....I make a really good carrot cake if you're unable to find a suitable baker...
so where did that yummy carrot cake come from?
i found the carrot cake at foley's in the public market.
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