Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Sonny's, the Exchange Street restaurant next to Post Office Park, is turning on free wi-fi tomorrow.
It may be considered rude to poach off your next-door-neighbor's wi-fi, but in its latest newsletter Sonny's is telling everyone hanging out in the park to "go right ahead." They even checked with the city to make sure it was OK.
Sonny's also announced (insert frustrated food writer's groan here) that they have a new, non-traditional lobster roll on the menu. It just so happens that my column in tomorrow's Food and Dining section (which has already gone to press) is about non-traditional lobster rolls and where you can find them.
The lobster roll sounds delicious: Maine lobster tossed with a jicama, fennel and avocado aioli on a homemade brioche bun.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod
Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.