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Archive for February, 2013

You would think, given the name of this beloved Portland restaurant, the team would have checked out the space years ago. Somehow Silly’s slipped by us. CP#1 and MP had a chance to redeem ourselves recently during a girls’ day out.

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CP#1 outside Silly’s Restaurant.

The Washington Avenue institution is worth visiting based on the eclectic décor alone. Each lamp hanging from the ceiling is covered in buttons, beads, and feathers. There are travel photos on every wall, displaying happy customers holding bumper stickers that read, “Eat at Silly’s.”

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Our Show Your Love Fundraiser for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital was a big success! Thank you to all the wonderful people who donated their time and effort to make this event possible. Much gratitude goes to designer Vivian Page for the beautiful poster she created for the event. Many thanks to the businesses who donated to the fundraiser: Rainbow Toys, Down East Books, Maggie’s Naturals, Cathy Davis, L.L.Bean, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Gather, Minka, Peekaboo Children’s Center, Pitter Patter, Islandport Press, Two Fat Cats, Bella Luna Toys, Sheabella Tutus, and Toots Ice Cream.

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Illustration by Richard Haines

Also, thank you to all of you fabulous readers, family, and friends who donated to the hospital. MP will get in touch with the winners over the next few days. Until then, Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Cute Potato!

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One of the highlights of spring for Cute Potato is the opening of Toots Ice Cream in North Yarmouth for the season. Fans patiently wait on line for decadent homemade ice cream served from a little red caboose. Owner Martha Grover-Lambert and her team have been making great ice cream for nearly 10 years using milk from Garelick Farms. There are always new flavors available, but we especially like Coconut Willy (coconut with Needhams), Pig Pen (coffee with crushed Oreos), and Candy Store Floor (vanilla with Butterfinger, Nestle Crunch, Twix, and caramel cups).

For those who can’t live without Toots all winter, Martha offers ice cream sundae parties for up to 10 people. MP loved this idea, and thought it would be fun to have a few friends over to celebrate Valentine’s Day with some special treats from Toots.

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We have been fans of Sheabella Tutus in Brunswick for what seems like for-evah. CP#1 was just 4-years old when she received a Paris Pink tutu for Christmas. She’s outgrown the tutu since, but its tulle beauty lives on at her former nursery school, where little ones transform into ballerinas during morning playtime.

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If you’re searching for a special toy or gift, Bella Luna Toys online shop is a smart destination. Owner and Waldorf teacher, Sarah Baldwin, sells quality toys that are designed for imaginative play. You can find Maine made items, like this classic cabin from Roy Toy, instruments, games, and even kids’ room décor.

What MP didn’t know is that Bella Luna Toys also offers party supplies. She came across a few festive items for a Valentine’s Day soiree.

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These felted acorns make a great party favor.

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How does MP love Two Fat Cats Bakery in Portland? Let her count the ways: 1) Simple, but downright delicious cupcakes with swirls of buttercream frosting. 2) Chocolate chip cookies worthy of a mention in Food & Wine. 3) Sweet and savory pies with picture perfect crusts.

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Whenever MP drives on Route One in Yarmouth, past the modest office that houses Islandport Press, she feels so proud. How cool is it to live near a company that publishes the works of Dahlov Ipcar and Robert F. Baldwin?

We love Dahlov Ipcar’s books for their vivid, unforgettable illustrations. Her stories capture the beauty and simplicity of everyday life. We meet a farmer who works tirelessly to enjoy the fruits of his labor, a boy who is comforted by a handmade quilt, and a family who honors their hardworking mare by keeping her long after she’s retired.

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