Archive for October, 2008

Miss Portland Opens Today

Friday, October 31st, 2008

The Miss Portland Diner had a test run yesterday with friends and family. They are scheduled to open for breakfast this morning at 6 am.

November Port City Life

Friday, October 31st, 2008

The new issue of Port City Life has an article tracing the history of the Deathmatch eating club, as well as a brief write-up on Tilar Mazzeo, author of The Widow Cliequot. Rabelais and Evangeline are cohosting a book signing/champagne dinner in honor of Mazzeo’s book on Wednesday November 5.

Moran’s Market

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The Press Herald has reviewed the hot buffet at Moran’s Market.

“Shepherd’s pie, for me, is often a double-edged sword.”

Music Hall Blog

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Port City Music Hall, the new live music spot under construction on Congress Street has lauched a blog showing photos of the space as it is developed.

Shop Talk with Pete Wormell

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The Shoptalk column in today’s Press Herald interviewed Pete Wormell, owner of Harmon’s Lunch in Falmouth.

Kim’s Sandwich & Cafe

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

This week’s Portland Phoenix has reviewed the banh mi sandwiches at Kim’s.

“It’s not easy to explain how pleasant it is to walk into Kim’s. The proprietress keeps up an effortlessly friendly banter. The back of the store offers the designer clothes Sarah Palin favors, but at low prices. The lunch available up front costs half of the typical sandwich in this town.”

The Great Lost Bear

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

1:00 a.m. Curfew has reviewed The Great Lost Bear.

“The servers, who are quick with anything you need, seem to have that I’m-not-stoned-but-people-who-are-think-I’m-rad sort of vibe. Customers love it there.”

Lobster Gobbling

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Mainers are “gobbling lobsters to keep industry afloat” according to an article in today’s Press Herald.

Michael Pollan

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Commune Tested, City Approved has posted a first-hand account of last night’s address by Michael Pollan at Bates College.

Turkey, Winter Markets, etc

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The latest issue of the The Maine Switch has articles on cooking Thanksgiving turkeys, how to continue to eat local even after the Farmers’ Markets close down for the season, high food prices, and more.

Ruth, Sam, Michael, Molly, Melissa

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Sam Hayward, chef at Fore Street is scheduled to speak at the Maine Literary Festival November 9 in Camden. Also on the program is Melissa Kelly from Primo, Ruth Reichel from Gourmet, author Michael Ruhlman, food columnist Molly O’Neill and professor Ardis Cameron.

The Breakfast Club

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The Breakfast Club has posted an explanation (“we don’t all live close enough to meet for breakfast each and every week anymore.”) for their six month silence on the toast, eggs and coffee to be had in Portland. They do promise to restart writing reviews “hopefully sometime in the near future”.

This Week’s Events

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Monday evening famed foodie author Michael Pollan will be speaking at Bates College. Also on Monday, the next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place. Tuesday Bar Lola is holding a Grenache wine dinner. There will be wine tastings at Black Cherry Provisions on Thursday and Leroux Kitchen on Saturday. Thursday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Gritty’s. Frog and Turtle’s 2nd annual Halloween Bash is Friday night. The 15th annual Brewer’s Festival is taking place on Saturday. On Saturday evening you can join the Indian Association of Maine to celebrate the Diwali Festival of Lights in Cape Elizabeth. As usual, Farmers’ Markets are taking place in Monument Square on Wednesday and at Deering Oaks Park on Saturday. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

Roma’s New Owners

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

The Bollard has the scoop on the new owner of the Roma Cafe and Branhall Pub.

Opening Night at Harvest on the Harbor

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Portland in a Snap posted a report on the opening of the Harvest on the Harbor festival.