Archive for the ‘Openings’ Category

Maps Cafe Opening Today

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

maps_logoMaps Cafe (facebook) is scheduled to open today at 2 pm. They’re located at 64A Market Street, just down the road from the Salt Cellar.

Maps Cafe is aiming for a “European feel whilst focusing on local Maine produce in a relaxed environment”. They’ll be serving beer, wine, coffee, tea, sandwiches, snacks and sweets.

El Rayo Scarborough Opening on Sunday

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

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El Rayo had a friends and family preview dinner Friday night at their beautiful new restaurant in Scarborough. They plan on opening to the public on Sunday.

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Maine Farmland Trust Journal

Friday, July 11th, 2014

farmlandjournalThe Maine Farmland Trust has launched a new quarterly publication.

Through Maine Farms, we aim to convey some of what’s happening here, both on the farm and off. Maine is a national leader in the “local foods” movement that is revitalizing farms and communities. Today, farming in Maine is growing and is poised for further growth. It’s a time of experimentation, change, and promise.

Two Openings: Anapurna’s Thali & Thurston’s

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Two more new food business have opened:

  • Vegetarian/vegan food cart Anapurna’s Thali (facebook) last Friday.
  • Thurston’s Wicked Good Burgers (website) has opened in the old KFC location on Forest Ave (here are a couple photos on twitter: 1 and 2)

Slab is Now Open

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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Slab Sicilian Streetfood (facebook, twitter, website, instagram) is now open. Headliner Stephen Lanzalotta along with partners Jason Loring, Matt Moran, Tobey Moulton and Emily Kingsbury have renovated a portion of the former Portland Public Market (where Scales was located) and have added a large outdoor seating area.

Openings, Openings, Openings….

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

timberbackyardHere are a bevy opening announcements:

Launching: CN Shawarma & the King’s Head

Friday, June 6th, 2014

cnshawarma_logoTwo new opening are taking place today and tomorrow:

  • A new food truck called CN Shawarma (facebook, twitter, website) is launching today at noon on the Eastern Promenade. Owners Clayton Norris and Jenna Friedman are serving a menu of shawarma, falafel, kofta, lentil salad and tabbouleh.
  • King’s Head Pub (facebook) is planning a to hold a soft opening tonight with some “light food” and drinks. The restaurant will be having their official opening with a full menu available on Saturday.

Fishin’ Ships Launched

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

fishinships_logo.mediumFishin’ Ships (facebook, twitter) launched today on Commercial Street near GMRI. If you miss them today stop by Portland Flea-for-All for the monthly Flea Bites food truck street festival and follow them on Twitter to keep informed about where they are located on a daily basis.

Lolita Now Open

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

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Lolita (facebook, website) is now open at 90 Congress Street. The restaurant is a partnership between Guy and Stella Hernandez, formerly of Bar Lola, and partner Neil Reiter. The restaurant serves a Mediterranean menu, and has an extensive wine list.

For more on the restaurant check-out  Blueberry Files, Urban Eye, Spoon & Shutter and Eater Maine for photos from the press event last week.

Maine-ly Meatballs Launched

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

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The Maine-ly Meatballs (website, facebook) food truck launched on Friday at the Westbrook Together Days festival.

Timber Steakhouse Now Open (Updated)

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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Timber Steakhouse & Rotisserie (facebook, website) is now open for business at 106 Exchange Street.

The restaurant is run by Noah and Dan Talmatch who also own The North Point.

Update: for additional reporting see Chris Busby article on Timber and how it fits into the local restaurant scene.

Riverside Grill & Vincenza’s Now Open

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

riversideTwo more opening have taken place over the Memorial Day weekend:

  • Riverside Grill (facebook, website) opened on Friday. It’s located on the Riverside Golf Course in Deering. Steve Quatrucci is the restaurant manager.
  • Vincenza’s Italian Bakery (website, facebook, twitter) opened on Saturday at 10 Exchange Street. This the second location Vincenza’s, the original bakery is located in Saco.

Old Port Spirits Opening Today

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

oldportspirits_logoOld Port Spirits and Cigars (facebook) is opening today at 10 am at 79 Commercial Street in the space formerly occupied by Downeast Beverage.

Old Port Spirits is owned by Jacques deVillier who also runs Old Port Wine further down the street.

Clark Street Market & Deli

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Clark Street Market & Deli has opened at 81 Clark Street, near the intersection with Danforth.

Coastal Root Cocktail Bitters

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

coastalrootbottleOwner Nolan Stewart has announced that Coastal Root Cocktail Bitters (facebook, website) have cleared their final federal regulatory approval for production and sale.

Their first batch of aromatic bitters will go on sale today at Vena’s Fizz House.

Ana’s Mobile Gourmet (Updated)

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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Ana’s Mobile Gourmet, Portland’s newest food truck, launched on Monday. Ana’s serves Salvadoran food: pupusas, taquitos, tamales, quesadillas, and burritos. Snap Reviews spotted them yesterday on West Commercial, and according to Ana’s facebook page the truck plans to be at the the Baxter Boulevard parking lot on Sundays.

Update: Ana’s has announced that their launch has been put on hold. They expect to be back on the road within a month.

Liquid M2 Opening Today

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

liquidm2_logoLiquid M2 (facebook, twitter, website, instagram) a new juice bar and cafe will be opening today at noon.

Liquid M2 is located at 465 Fore Street, across from Miyake and Paciarino. You can see their juice, lunch, dinner and cocktail menus on their website.

Austin Street Launch

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Austin Street Brewing (facebook, twitter) is launching their tasting room this Saturday, 12 – 5 pm. Wick Good food truck will be on-hand for opening day.

Elements in Biddeford and Outliers Eatery will both soon have Austin Street Patina Pale Ale on tap.

India Bazaar Now Open

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Snap Reviews reports that India Bazaar is now open at 1700 Forest Ave.

Now open on outer Forest Ave! Indian grocery – good selection, good prices – and takeaway food coming soon, possibly as soon as 15 minutes after i left yesterday. It smelled amazing; i can’t wait to go back.

According a tip from a regular PFM reader, the signage on the building promises, “Kabob -n- Curry, Fresh Produce – Meats – Spices, Mediterranean Groceries”.

Another Novare Res Chalice App

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

chaliceappAnother team has released an app for tracking progress on the Novare Res Chalice Room beer list. The Chalice App will work on both iPhones and Android devices as well as your computer’s browser.

The Chalice App was developed by Mat Boutet at Big Room Studios.