Archive for the ‘Openings’ Category

Foulmouthed Brewing Now Open

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

foulmouthed_logoFoulmouthed Brewery (website, facebook, twitter, instagram) opened their new Knightville brewpub yesterday afternoon in a renovated garage at 15 Ocean Street.

They’ve launched with a line-up of 6 house beers and growler service. Chef Dan Lindberg is serving a compact menu of beer friendly appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Lindberg’s resume includes stints at Nosh and Hugo’s.

Foulmouthed joins Fore River Brewing as the 2nd new brewery to open in South Portland this year.

Petite Jacqueline Now Open

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

The new Petite Jacqueline is now open at 46 Market Street.

Owners Steve and Michelle Corry closed the original location in Longfellow Square and have merged Petite Jacqueline and Portland Patisserie into a single location in the Old Port.

Tiqa Cafe Open

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

imageTiqa Cafe, located in the “castle” in Deering Oaks Park, is now open. Tiqa’s owner’s, Deen Haleem and Carol Mitchell have renovated the space and built a deck adjacent to the building. They plan to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner year round.

LemonCycle Has Launched

Friday, June 17th, 2016

lemoncycle_logoThe LemonCycle(twitter, facebook) bicycle powered food cart launched this past weekend.

The business was funded in part by a $2,500 Kickstarter campaign last summer.


Certine Ceramic Flatware

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

A new Portland company co-founded by sommelier David Muise has launched a line of ceramic flatware made with a “strong, inert, non-porous, scratch-free and stain-free zirconia-based ceramic.”. Certine (facebook, twitter, instagram) is billed as the “perfect tool for a better food experience”.

Modern innovations in technology and design have transformed human life. Yet our stamped steel, flat-handled, metallic utensils have remained unchanged. Until now. Certine fundamentally changes the experience of interacting with food. Our flatware combines modern form and classic function to create a product with distinctive benefits for the lover of food.

Certine is available at Casco Bay Cutlery & Kitchenware in Freeport.

Blake Orchard Opens Sunday

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

blakeorchardBlake Orchard (website, instagram, facebook) has passed their final inspections and will be opening Sunday morning at 9 am serving  their line of raw juices and nut milks.

They’re located in a newly renovated a 1200 sq ft basement space at 19 Exchange Street just a couple doors away from The Holy Donut.

New Food Truck: Tacos del Seoul

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

tacosdelseoulA new food truck called Tacos del Seoul (facebook) launched in Portland over the weekend. As the name suggests, the truck serves Korean/Mexican food: spring rolls, tacos, rice bowls and burritos.

Check their facebook page on where to find them.

Bissell Brothers Opened

Sunday, June 5th, 2016


Bissell Brothers opened their new brewery and tasting room on Thompson’s Point Saturday.

They’ll be open noon – 5 on Sunday.

Cellardoor Tasting Room Open (Updated)

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

CellardoorwineryThe new Cellardoor Winery (website, instagram) tasting room on Thompson’s Point opened on Saturday. The 5,000 sq. ft. space includes a long tasting bar, a retail shop, and a separate dining room.

The tasting room is scheduled to be open today 11 am – 6 pm.

Update: For more information see this article from The Blueberry Files.

Sugarbird Coffee Truck Launched

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

The Sugarbird Coffee Truck launched this weekend. Owner Justin Dewalt  is serving  baked goods from Ten Ten Pié and coffee from Unrest, a small Mid-Coast roaster founded by Micah Beaulieu, that roasts their coffee outdoors with specific hardwoods matched to the qualities of the beans.

Follow Sugarbird on instagram and facebook to stay on top of where they’re located.

Alcohol Delivery Service Launches Today

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Old Port Wine and Spirits is partnering with the app-based ordering service Drizzly to launch an alcohol deliver service in Portland South Portland.

Today’s Press Herald includes an article about the partnership.

Drizly requires a minimum purchase of $30 and adds a $5 delivery charge. It does not mark up the prices of the alcoholic beverages themselves. Its selection currently consists of all the beverages that Old Port Spirits has in its inventory – nearly 1,300 varieties of beer, wine and liquor as of Thursday afternoon.

SaltBox Cafe Food Truck

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016


Urban Eye reports that the SaltBox Cafe (instagram, facebook) food truck has moved to Portland.

The tiny house with a big taste will be on the Eastern Prom Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. After that the Saltbox roams the streets of Portland Thursday through Sunday. “I’d like to start doing popups and invite Portland chefs to take over the kitchen for a day,” said Glatz.

Photo Credit: Jay Lombard

Sip of Europe Now Open

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

A new coffee shop opened this morning in the East End. Sip of Europe (website, facebook, instagram, twitter) is located at 229 Congress  Street next to Ramen Suzukiya.

The 9-seat shop is serving drip coffee, espresso-based drinks, tea, hot cocoa, chai, iced drinks, shakes and crepes. The coffee is sourced from Italian roastery Lavazza.

During this first week in operation owner Yulia Aleksandrovna is using a pay what you want pricing model.

Keep Calm and Falafel On (Updated)

Monday, March 7th, 2016


Peddleman’s (facebook, instagram) launched on Saturday night. Owners Tara Rancourt and Scott William Ryan are serving a menu of falafel sandwiches weekly Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights from 147 Cumberland Ave—the home of Union Bagel Co.

Update: Eatcentric Me has posted a report from opening night at Peddleman’s.

Launch of Scales

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The Press Herald has published an article on the launch of Scales.

When he interviewed for the chef’s job, [Mike] Smith reminded [Sam] Hayward of himself when he was 32 years old and hungry. Hayward and Street had already sketched out a rough menu, but Hayward decided to step back and let Smith fill in the blanks – to give him the same opportunities he had asked for at the same age. One of Smith’s contributions is a light-as-air whipped beef butter appetizer, made with roasted, seasoned bone marrow and served with warm toast and radishes.