The Golden Dish Blog Archive April, 2012
Generally, greater Portland is my stomping grounds for dining out because it’s where I live, and I'm continually intrigued by the region’s wealth of culinary richness.
This is not to say that I never cross the Cumberland County line. And often places that deserve a write up don’t always get in print, and now that the weather is warming up, it may be time for a second look at some of my favorite places worth the trip.
In 2009 and 2010, cooks Arlin Smith, Andrew Taylor, and Mike Wiley convened, one by one, in the kitchen of Hugo’s restaurant to work with award winning chef Rob Evans. Little did they know that within a few years they would take the reigns from their mentor and preside over one of Portland's finest culinary institutions.