Archive for November, 2008

Trappist Beer Tasting

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Blog About Beer has a report on the Trappist Beer Tasting taking place at Novare Res next week. A total of 21 beers from all 7 Trappist breweries, plus 3 from De Struisse as beer dessert, will be part of the tasting.

Grace and Beauty

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Mainebiz has published an article with a nice set of photos on the renovations taking place at the Chestnut Street Church. The owners of the Foreside Tavern are converting the church into a restaurant they plan on calling Grace.

Donut History

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

The new issue of Down East has an article about Maine’s place in doughnut history complete with a list of some of the state’s standout “iconic doughnut shops”. Included in the list in Portland’s very own Tony’s Donut Shop.

This Week’s Events

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

The next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place on Monday. Wednesday Rabelais and Evangeline and joining forces to celebrate the book The Widow Clicquot; they’ll be holding a joint book signing and champagne dinner at Evangeline. Thursday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Andrews Brewing. There will be a wine tasting at West End Grocery on Friday. Also on Friday, the Foreside Tavern is offering a special lobster menu. A class in Italian gluten-free cooking is taking place Saturday in Falmouth. 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.

Armory Lounge

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

The Armory Lounge received 3½ stars from this week’s Taste & Tell review in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

“A refuge from the rain and the raining blows of the economic news, this upscale bar also serves a customer a plate of good food.”

Maine Shrimp Season

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

According to a post on the Eat Maine Foods forums, the 2008-2009 maine shrimp season is slated to start December 1 and run through May 30.

Jack is Out, Olive is In

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

One-Eyed Jacks has changed hands. The new owner will be renaming it Olive and plans on serving a Mediterranean inspired breakfast and lunch menu.

Kon Asian Bistro

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Kon Asian Bistro is opening a location in Portland on Brighton Avenue. Here’s what the Providence Phoenix had to say about the food at the original Rhode Island restaurant. For more information on upcoming food businesses in Portland take a look at the Under Construction list.

October’s Stats

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

The 10 restaurants looked up most often during the month of October were:

  1. Emilitsa
  2. Evangeline
  3. The Grill Room
  4. Bresca
  5. Five Fifty-Five
  6. Ohno! Cafe
  7. Thai Chef Buffet
  8. Back Bay Grill
  9. Caiola’s
  10. The Frog and Turtle

Hot Suppa!

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

The USM Free Press has reviewed Hot Suppa!. “When I mention the words Hot Suppa, I’m disappointed when people don’t know what I’m referring to, I am talking about the one and only Hot Suppa, an eatery I’ve come to appreciate, located on Congress street a little ways up from Longfellow Square.”

The Station

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

The Free Press also has a report on the changes ongoing at The Station.

Vignola

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Portland Magazine has reviewed Vignola.