Archive for November, 2008

Lobster, Shrimp and Potatos

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Today’s Maine Sunday Telegram includes articles on the continuing troubles in the lobster industry, the start of the shrimp season and the lackluster potato crop.


Friday, November 28th, 2008

1:00 a.m. Curfew has reviewed Sangillo’s.

“Sangillo’s might be the only bar in existence serving Hot Pockets on the menu. I’m not kidding. You can buy a Hot Pocket for $1.50. They also have mozzarella sticks ($2) and some other items that can be microwaved. Monday night is $2 pizza night.”

Today’s Press Herald

Friday, November 28th, 2008

In today’s Press Herald there are articles about an age discrimination lawsuit against Starbucks, the council’s review of Slainte’s liquor license, and free Thanksgiving meals.

Turkey Day Dinner Options

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Forgot to defrost the turkey or burnt it to a crisp or just don’t wan’t to cook? You have a few options for going out for a Thanksgiving dinner. In Portland, Eve’s at the Garden, Zackery’s and Verrillo’s are all serving turkey dinners. The Black Point Inn in Scarborough and the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth are also offering Thanksgiving dinners.

Wolfe Neck Beef

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Chow Maine has a report on the beef sold locally by Wolfe Neck Farm. “What is Wolfe’s Neck beef? It isn’t organic beef raised on a gorgeous farm on the coast of Maine in Freeport.”

Bramhall Fire

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

There’s more news on the cause of the fire this weekend in Bramhall Square and the future for Binga’s and Al-Mustaqim from The Bollard and the Press Herald.

Portland Phoenix

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

According to an article in this week’s Portland Phoenix, 6 local restaurants have pledged to serve tap instead of bottled water as part of Food and Water Watch’s Take Back the Tap campaign. This week’s Phoenix also reported that Papaya King hopes to open by mid-December and Port City Music Hall plans to debut on New Year’s Eve.

Lobstah Comic

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

This week’s Non Sequitur comic strip has been pursuing a “Lobstah” theme (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday).

Honey and Mead

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Overland Apiares and Maine Mead Works have been added to the Portland Food Map directory.


Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Chris2fer has reviewed Bintliff’s American Cafe and rated them 2 out of 5 stars.

“Our waitress was charming and happy and prompt and non-invasive and accessible. She was the high point of out visit, I think.”

More on Bramhall Fire

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Here are some photos from Stephen Quirk and a video segment from channel 8 on Sunday’s fire at Binga’s Wingas.

Benkay’s Rice

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Type A Diversions has a brief update on the rice used at Benkay.

Bramhall Square Fire

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Both Binga’s Wingas and Al-Mustaqim Halal Market were damaged by a three alarm blaze on Sunday, according to this report from the Press Herald.

This Week’s Events

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

On Monday the next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place. Wednesday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Allagash Brewing. Both Eve’s and Verillo’s are open for special Thanksgiving Day dinners. Next Sunday, knife maker Adam Simha will be at Rabelais Books for a demonstration of his work. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.


Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Gritty McDuff’s received 3 stars from this week’s Taste & Tell review in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

“The lodestone of Maine microbreweries, Gritty McDuff’s Portland Brew Pub makes terrific ales and fine pub food, but the steak salad needs work.”