Archive for September, 2008

Grace’s Web

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Grace, the restaurant being built in the old Chestnut Street Church, now has a nascent website and blog.

Thai Chef Buffet

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

I stopped by Thai Chef Buffet after work last night to find out how close they are to opening. The woman I spoke to predicts that they’ll open for business late next week. The owners of Sengchai Thai on Forest Ave are behind this new restaurant. Based on the menu it looks like they’ll be doing a takeout/delivery business in addition to the buffet.

Benny’s Famous Fried Clams

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Benny’s, the small clam shack on West Commercial St, received 3 stars from this week’s Eat & Run review in the Portland Press Herald.

“But if you only have a quick lunch break and want to sneak some fast, cheap seafood into your day, try this kitschy little oasis.”

Type A @ Aurora Provisions

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Type A Diversions has reviewed Aurora Provisions.

“With quality fare and a laid back atmosphere, Aurora Provisions is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, grab a pre-made gourmet dinner to-go, or to stock up on provisions for your next dinner party.”

Wedding Bells

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

In his first blog post since May, Erik Desjarlais announced that he and Krista Kern, chef and owner of Bresca, will be getting married this weekend in Sugar Hill, NH.

Death of Lunch

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

David Turin, owner of David’s restaurant, was quoted in an article in today’s paper about the death of the lunch hour.

Sustainable Lobster

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

There’s been a late addition to the Event Calendar for this week. The Governor’s Working Group on Maine Lobster Sustainability is holding a public meeting at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on Wednesday at 6 pm.

Grace on Chestnut

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Portland in a Snap has published an update on the restaurant being built in the former Chestnut Street Church. The restaurant’s to be called Grace and is being developed by the owners of the Foreside Tavern.

Audio Interviews

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The Antenna, a multimedia blog from the folks at the gBritt public relations firm, have posted a pair of audio interviews with Leslie Khorsandi and Sam Hayward. Khorsandi is the buyer at LeRoux Kitchen and Hayward is the Chef at Fore Street.

This Week’s Events

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The Lakes Brew Fest is taking place at Point Sebago in Casco on Saturday. On Sunday Cultivating Community is holding the 2nd Annual 20 Mile Meal in Cape Elizabeth. The next Piatto per Tutti cooking class takes place tonight; the classses are taught by baker Stephen Lanzalotta. There will be training run for the Wine Flight 5k on Tuesday; trainees will be jogging to Old Port Wine Merchants. There are wine tastings at Browne Trading on Thursday and at Rosemont on Brighton Ave on Friday. Farmers’ Markets are taking place in Monument Square on Wednesday and at Deering Oaks Park on Saturday. On Sunday there will be a competition among several local bars to see which can produce the Best Signature Cocktail. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

Old Port Tavern

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

The Old Port Tavern received 2½ stars from this week’s Taste & Tell review in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

“Skip appetizers and most desserts to enjoy a good and sometimes exceptional entree, some at bargain prices.”

September 2008 Blog Posts

Friday, September 19th, 2008

The process of converting all the past blog posts into the new system will take some time. I will chip away at it as time allows. In the meantime you can read the posts from September 2008 here.