Beer & Cheese at Vignola

A Blog About Beer has published a report on the 2010 Beer and Cheese Festival at Vignola.

Last weekend marked the fourth annual Beer & Cheese party at Vignola restaurant here in Portland’s Old Port. As I mentioned before, this has quickly become one of my favorite annual Maine beer events. You can literally pig out on some of the best cheeses and beers in the world until you feel like you’re going to burst — in the best possible way — for a mere $25.

Beer & Cheese at Vignola

A Blog About Beer has published a report on the 2010 Beer and Cheese Festival at Vignola.

Last weekend marked the fourth annual Beer & Cheese party at Vignola restaurant here in Portland’s Old Port. As I mentioned before, this has quickly become one of my favorite annual Maine beer events. You can literally pig out on some of the best cheeses and beers in the world until you feel like you’re going to burst — in the best possible way — for a mere $25.

More Meal Deals

Here are some additional meal deal options:

  • El Rayo – weekly $6 Starving Artists Supper which promises a “hearty entree special every Sunday evening”
  • Susan’s Fish and Chips – to celebrate their 21st anniversary Susan’s has a 2-for-1 special on Mondays 4-8 pm
  • Andy’s Old Port Pub – eat at Andy’s any day 4-8 pm and according to the ad “when you’re ready to settle up, your server will flip a coin . . . call it right, you’ll get half off any pizzas, soups, sandwiches or pub meals.”
  • Tropa Wine is closing and is selling off its remaining stock at a 20-50% discount.

More Ice Bar Reportage

PortlandTown made a return trip to the Ice Bar with his camera and has published a new set of photos and The Examiner also made a visit,

Hip, happening and hypothermia; all three can be found here at The Ice Bar. The Portland Harbor Hotel is a gracious glacier, hosting an annual magnificent and crystalline fundraiser for many a cool cause. Proceeds benefit The Center for Grieving Children, Share Our Strength, Junior Achievement, and now Haitian help as well.

Photos from the Ice Bar

PortlandTown has published some photos from his Friday night visit to the Ice Bar.

As I walked up to the Portland Harbor Hotel just after eight O’clock the crowd was spilling out of the lobby.  The restaurant dining room was filled with people standing,  drinks in hand and the corridor leading to the food was packed. I unpacked my gear and grabbed a camera and flash then headed to the outside Ice Bar.  Good vibes were apparent everywhere and no one seem to notice the 15 degree weather.

Review of The Salt Exchange

The Portsmouth Herald has published a review of The Salt Exchange.

It’s that variety that works together on many levels that makes the food terrific here. Ingredients are seasonal and used inventively but there aren’t so many elements in each dish that it’s overwhelming or confusing. Still, there is always something surprising, whimsical and always something delicious.