Archive for 2008

Geno’s Rock Club

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

1:00 a.m. Curfew has reviewed Geno’s Rock Club.

The Other Portland

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Apparently, the Portland, ME is the new Portland, OR item on’s 2009 food trends list touched a nerve for at least one Oregonian food blogger. Patrick Alan Coleman has written “I’m challenging Portland, Maine, to a fight. If they want our gold leaf coated, slightly salted, smoked chocolate crown, then they’re going to have to come over here and take it! I dare ’em!” (via a post on Original Portland).

Belgian Witbiers

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

There’s a “brew review” in the latest issue of the USM Free Press extolling the virtues of Belgian witbiers.

Bull Feeney’s

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Chris2fer has reviewed Bull Feeney’s.

“Of all the Irish pubs downtown, Bull Feeney’s has always been my favorite. It seems less like a seedy bar than others. It is equally charming as a casual dinner place as for a special night out. You should go.”

More Shrimp

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Here’s more on the Maine Shrimp season from Portland Psst!.

Reader Recipes

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

The Maine Switch has shared some holiday recipes sent in from their readers. The range from brownies to something called Little Green Goat Cheese Ball Surprise.


Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Type A Diversions has reviewed Katahdin.

“Expecting casual comfort fare, I was pleasantly surprised to find a menu featuring more creative cuisine. Every dish we tasted was well executed. I only wish I had not waited so long to try Katahdin and look forward to a return visit in the future.”

The Maine Shrimp

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Thanks once again to Johnny D there’s a thread on the eGullet Forums devoted to following the Maine Shrimp season.

Cheese Plate Cancellation

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Whole Foods’ cheese plate class has been canceled.

This Week’s Events

Monday, December 8th, 2008

On Monday the next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is being held. Bar Lola is hosting a Cotes du Rhone wine dinner on Tuesday. There are a pair of classes at Whole Foods on Wednesday on gluten-free living and on arranging cheese plates. Thursday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of DL Geary Brewing. There are wine tastings scheduled this week at Black Cherry Provisions on Thursday and Whole Foods on Saturday. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

Loco Pollo Profile

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Portland in a Snap has published a profile of Loco Pollo.

Norm’s Bar & Grill

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Norm’s Bar & Grill received 4 stars from this week’s Taste & Tell review in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

“Reliable, inexpensive and highly flavored dishes come from this kitchen dedicated to eeking the best out of the basics.”

Miss Portland Speaks

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Tom Manning, the owner of the Miss Portland wrote an article about his decision to open the diner that appeared in the Dec 1 issue of Newsweek (via the Maine Sunday Telegram).

High Food Prices

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Also in today’s paper was an article about the continuing high price of food.

Loco Pollo Opens for Business

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Loco Pollo quietly opened for business on Tuesday. The long awaited restaurants, serves tamales and soups as well as chicken and beef dinners.