• National Media Hyped My City's Bar Scene. Locals Are Losing Out

    7 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    I cannot remember a time when the hospitality industry wasn't central to my life. As a little girl, I bounced around the dining room of my family's restaurant in the Adirondacks, ferrying plates to the kitchen, collecting empty basket bottles of mediocre Chianti, doing trivial side-work for spare change “tip outs.” I was bewitched by the buzz of a busy service. Years later while working front-of-house in Vermont's burgeoning natural wine scene, I was informed that if I had any serious aspirations, I needed to move to Portland, Maine, yesterday. With a decade of expertise and a passion for...
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