Archive for the ‘Openings’ Category
Soon after the new West End location passed its final inspection yesterday afternoon Rosemont Market had a truck of supplies on its way to stock the shelves.
Rosemont hopes to be open to the public this weekend and may be open as soon as this afternoon.
Tuesday — Lois’ Natural Marketplace is opening their new India Street location, there will be a local foods networking breakfast at Local Sprouts, Rosemont on Brighton is holding a wine tasting.
Wednesday — The Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.
Thursday — a beer and cheese tasting is taking place at the Public Market House.
Saturday — the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.
Sunday — Black Birch will be the guest chefs at The Bearded Lady for Black Box.
Wich, Please — From Away co-author Malcolm Bedell is launching his new Rockland food truck, Wich, Please, on Tuesday. It’s located in Buoy Park on the Rockland waterfront. You can see a full menu on the WP website.
If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.
Evo is located in the Hyatt Hotel at the Corner of Fore and Union. It’s owned by the Prentice Hospitality Group which also owns the Chebeague Island Inn and is leading the development of the Portland Company complex on Munjoy Hill.
Two mobile eateries launched today at the Street Eats & Beats festival:
- A food truck called Cannoli Joe’s (website, facebook) owned by Joey Hamilton.
- A new food cart called The Marshmallow Cart(website, facebook, instagram, twitter) run by Eric Holstein and Madison Gouzie. This is the second business for the pair, they also launched a hot chocolate bar called Winter Warmers in Brooklyn.
- Crooners & Cocktails(website, facebook, twitter) had a one night soft opening last Saturday and is holding their grand opening today at 4pm.
- Union Restaurant(website) in The Press Hotel has been sporadically open this week with a limited menu. Today they’re holding a ribbon cutting for the hotel at 4pm. Full breakfast, lunch and dinner service with a full menu begins on Saturday.
Wing Lee II has opened on Saint John Street in the space formerly occupied by Jan Mae. The original Wing Lee is located in Scarborough.
Tawakal Halal and the Arabian Days coffee shop have cleared out of 3 Deering Ave in Bramhall Square freeing up some retail space in an increasingly popular stretch of Congress Street.
Earlier this month Discount Halal closed their shop on Washington Ave. The space is now for rent.
Taqueria Tequila has gone out of business. The space at 249 Saint John Street is for rent.
MK Kitchen(website, facebook) have announced they’ll be opening this coming Sunday. MK is the creation of Mitchell Kaldrovich, former chef at the Inn by the Sea, and his wife Lisa who has worked the past 8 years at Fore Street. MK Kitchen will serve a menu of contemporary American cuisine which Kaldrovich described earlier this year as “simple handmade food, all from scratch from desserts to pastas”.
The Honey Paw(instagram, twitter, facebook) is scheduled to open today at noon. The “non-denominational noodle restaurant” has been launched the owners of Hugo’s and Eventide: Arlin Smith, Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley.
The Honey Paw menu is organized into 5 unnamed, numerically designated sections: 001 – 005. Essentially breaking down into: bar snacks, appetizers, noodle-based dishes, entrees and dessert.
When you go be sure to try the Wok Fried Wide Rice Noodles with squid, mussels, Chinese sausage and scallions.
Update: The Blueberry Files has posted some photos from her first meal at The Honey Paw.
The last inspection passed!
We are going to do a soft opening for the general public this coming Sunday 3/29 from 8-2pm.
We will then start our regular business hours on Wednesday, April 1st.
The restaurant will be serving brunch menu 5 days a week, Wednesday through Sunday.
Isa(facebook, website) is opening for business tonight. Owners Suzie St. Pierre and Isaul Perez have a number of years experience working in restaurants in New York City. It’s billed as a “cozy neighborhood bistro serving an eclectic yet seasonally driven menu“.
The restaurant is located at 79 Portland Street just a couple doors down from Back Bay Grill. Isa will be open 6 days a week Wednesday through Monday. They’ll initially be serving just dinner but plan to eventually be open daily 11am – close.
Update: The Golden Dish has published a first look post on Isa.
Flock & Vine have moved their wine and bicycle repair shop from Cape Elizabeth to 64 E Street in South Portland’s Knightsville neighborhood.
Owner Pete Sueltenfuss opened the Otherside Delicatessen (facebook) yesterday. The Otherside is located at 164 Veranda Street near the Washington Ave exit from 295. They serve a line up of pizzas, grinders and sandwiches made with house-cured meats. Beer, wine, and other neighborhood market staples are also for sale.
Eater Maine has published a report on The Treehouse, the renamed and recently reopened new incarnation of The Cafe at Pat’s.
After years away from The Cafe, the neighborhood spot he built at 484 Stevens Avenue, owner/chef Greg Gilman has returned. He reopened The Cafe as The Treehouse on January 23, offering a similar menu and even staffed with a similar team, for those who pine for the way things used to be.
Pete Sueltenfuss is planning to open his new market in East Deering, the Otherside Delicatessen(facebook), this Thursday. The Otherside will sell house butchered and cured meats, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, prepared meals to go as well as market staples.
Hours at the Otherside will be:
Since moving to to Maine from Massachusetts, Sueltenfuss has worked for Fore Street, Miyake, Rosemont and helped launch District. For two years until early 2014 he was the executive chef at Grace.
A new Portland delivery service called Cartender(website, facebook, 207-200-3125) launched yesterday. Cartender has partnered with Old Port Spirits to “deliver beer, wine, spirits, and mixers to your door”. Cartender operates 7 days a week: 4-8pm M-Th, 3-8 on Fri, and 12-8 on the weekends.
For more information read this article on Active Beer Geek,
Have you ever been sitting in your apartment in Portland and wanted a beer but didn’t want to go anywhere? Jim O’Brien and Scott Nevers has created a service that was perfectly designed for that occasion, Cartender. It’s a delivery service that brings beer, wine, spirits and mixers to your Portland residence. You place your order online and they drive it to you.