Oh my goodness, I grew up going to the Crystal …

Comment on Chinese New Year: Vegetable Lo Mein by Becky.

Oh my goodness, I grew up going to the Crystal Mall every Saturday! Too funny!

All my friends in high school ended up working there. We called Contempo Casuals “Contrampo.” I was so sad when the bookstore went out of business… I think that’s when I stopped going!

Love this recipe – thanks for sharing! Now we just need a good Roman Delight (i.e. now Illiano’s) garlic knot dupe!

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the taco-centric blog "Eat More Tacos," and the junk food-centric "Spork & Barrel." His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.