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Cheap Eats

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

The Portland Phoenix has published their annual cheap eats guide.

Value-priced Eating in Portland

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

BDN blogger Zack Barowitz has put together a list of some of his favorite value-prived eats in Portland.

When eating out, value may be considered a combination of price, tastiness, and portion size. In other words, a hearty but somewhat “meh” meal for $5 would rate much higher than a slightly  better, but paltry, “eh” meal for $50. This helps level the bar and allows for comparisons between fine-dining and fast food and everything in between.

More Meal Deals

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Here are some more Portland meal deals:

  • Evangeline – choose a first, main and dessert or cheese from Evangeline’s regular menu and pay just $30; Tuesday – Thursday, now through the start of Restaurant Week on March 1.
  • Three Dollar Deweys – $2 pints and other items all month in celebration of the 30th anniversary.
  • Fishermen’s Grill – seafood platter for 2 “with haddock, clams, shrimp and scallops”, $18.95.

More Meal Deals

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Here are some additional meal deal options:

  • El Rayo – weekly $6 Starving Artists Supper which promises a “hearty entree special every Sunday evening”
  • Susan’s Fish and Chips – to celebrate their 21st anniversary Susan’s has a 2-for-1 special on Mondays 4-8 pm
  • Andy’s Old Port Pub – eat at Andy’s any day 4-8 pm and according to the ad “when you’re ready to settle up, your server will flip a coin . . . call it right, you’ll get half off any pizzas, soups, sandwiches or pub meals.”
  • Tropa Wine is closing and is selling off its remaining stock at a 20-50% discount.

SMCC Cooking School, Pizza Bowl, MOOMilk

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The Food & Dining section in today’s Press Herald reports on a visit to the Culinary Arts program at SMCC and the discount meals that the students serve up 3 times a week.

Today’s menu is called “A Taste of France,” and includes a choice of four entrees: Medallions of Beef, Buerre Maitre D’; Chicken Chasseur; Salmon Bearnaise; and Roast Loin of Pork “Moutarde.” All entrees come with a baked stuffed potato and green beans.

The entire meal costs just $12, which is why you’ll find a lot of retirees and other folks on a budget in the dining room.

There’s also a report on the 2nd Annual Pizza Bowl taking place this weekend,

With 11 local pizza places on the roster this year, attendees will have the option of testing a cheese pizza and a specialty pizza from each place. Committee chairman Loretta Rowe said as people purchase their tickets, they will be given a tally sheet to keep track of the slices they taste. In the end, she said, they’ll be asked to vote for their favorite pizza.

And an article about MOOMilk, the new brand of Maine organic milk

The organic milk, in green-red-and-blue cardboard cartons, is being produced by 10 farms in Aroostook, Kennebec, Penobscot and Washington counties, and processed and packaged at Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook.

Meal Deals

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Here are some additional Meal Deals for you:

  • Portland Dine Around Club – members get a discount of $10 to $25 off a second entree at participating restaurants. Annual membership in Portland Dine Around costs $29.95.
  • Old Port Sea Grill– 3 courses for $30 and the option of 3 different wines by the bottle at a 30% discount; they’re also doing a happy hour 4:30-6:30 with appetizers in the $3-$8 range; both offers are available Sunday through Thursday.
  • Vignola Sunday Family Style Dinners –A 3-course family-style meals on the last Sunday of each month for $25 per person; will feature “antipasti, main course, cheese course and dessert with choices of traditional favorites and chef creations”.
  • Vignola Happy Hours– Monday through Friday from 4:30-6 p.m, cocktail specials and complimentary antipasti.

More Meal Deals

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Here’s a few additional meal deals I’ve come across since last week’s post:

  • Pepperclub – in celebration of their 21st anniversary, Pepperclub has a 4 course for $21 special
  • G & R Dimillo’s – two pasta dishes for the price of one from a selection of 4 options, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • J’s Oyster Bar – any 2 pasta or seafood dishes for $25
  • Borealis Breads – in celebration of National Pie Day on the 23rd, Borealis is offering 10% off all apple, blueberry, chocolate mouse and chicken pot pies ordered by the 20th.

Meal Deals & Maine Restaurant Week

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Last year was such a success, the organizers of the Maine Restaurant Week 2009 are bringing the program back in 2010 and expanding its reach to include fixed price lunches ($15.10) as well as dinners ($20.10, $30.10, or $40.10).

However, with discount prices of Maine Restaurant Week still over the horizon in March it’s worth taking a look a what pricing specials, seasonal and otherwise, are available right now:

  • Bar Lola – 5-course prix-fixe menu, Wednesday-Saturday, $36, optional wine pairings are an additional $24.
  • Bonobo – slice and soup or salad for $6.50, get all three for $9, lunch Wednesday – Saturday.
  • Emilitsa – wine and meze pairings, Monday – Thursday, 5-7 pm, $5 for wine, $7 for mezes. Starts January 11.
  • Evangeline – 3-course prix fixe menu on Monday nights, $25-30.
  • Hugo’s – 3-course (first course, main course and dessert), Tuesday-Thursday, $35.
  • Duckfat – 3 courses, choice of soup or salad, panini specials & dessert, $15. Mondays – Thursdays, 5pm to 9pm; Monday – Saturday 11am to 9pm; Sunday 11am to 6pm.
  • Five Fifty-Five – raw oysters $1.55 each & drink specials, Thursdays.
  • Pom’s Thai Taste$1 sushi, Monday & Tuesday.
  • The Salt Exchange – Cioppino fish stew and green salad, Tuesday 5:30 – 9:00 pm, $20.10; $5 add on for a glass of Pinot Noir or a bottle of Anchor Steam. Starts January 19.

If you prefer you discount calories in a more liquid form take a look at the happy hour specials listed at Portland Taps.

Anything missing from the list? Post a comment and share what you know.