Emilitsa – Greek food best described in superlatives


Valentine’s Day had love in the air and my wife and I were prepared with reservations at Emilitsa on Congress St. As Portland’s only traditional Greek restaurant – there are a few Mediterranean joints – they quietly go about their business without too much fanfare, having been a relatively longstanding player in the Portland food […]

My grandmother turned 100; this is the speech I gave at her party


This is the speech I gave at my grandmother’s 100th birthday party. At one point, she interrupted to say “I’m not a saint, you know”, but I guess everyone makes mistakes occasionally. Throughout her years, my grandmother – Memere – has indeed been referred to as a “living saint” more than once without an ounce […]

The year in review and Peter Peter Portland Eater’s Eating Portland, ME Awards 2016


The Year in Review It’s been an exciting year here at Peterpeterportlandeater Enterprises. A lot has happened in my fourth year as a blogger, and though it’s been a lot of work, I’m thankful that people seem to be reading my thoughts about Portland food. This year has brought many interesting happenings, not the least […]