Archive for the ‘Profiles’ Category

Incomer Magazine: Ameera & Maiz

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

The inaugural issue of Incomer magazine includes articles on Ameera Bread (page 10) and Maiz (page 14).

Liquid Riot

Monday, March 12th, 2018

The Bollard has published a profile of Liquid Riot.

“We do everything,” said owner Eric Michaud, “we can’t have one part without the others here. There’s a synergy to it.” Nationwide, there are still only a dozen or so brewery/distillery combinations out there. It’s difficult to manage two alcoholic-beverage-producing operations in concert, let alone with the addition of a full-service restaurant and bar, but after five years, Liquid Riot seems to have it handled. Michaud, who also founded Novare Res Bier Café, a renowned craft-beer bar in the Old Port, works with his small, close-knit team to accomplish something that others have not even dared to attempt.

Delivery Services

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The Press Herald has published an article about food delivery services operating in Portland.

As Portland has matured into a great food city, it’s also sprouted a variety of food delivery services so residents can get their pad thai, M&Ms, or local beer delivered right to their door.

Phoenix: Definitive Brewing, Snacks, Other Side

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

This week’s edition of the Portland Phoenix includes:


Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Map and Menu has published a profile of Belleville.

If we lived on the peninsula, I have a feeling it would be an everyday struggle not to swing by Belleville for a cup of Tandem coffee and a pain au chocolat in the morning, or a slice of hot pepper & salami pizza in the afternoon.

Bubba’s Sulky Lounge

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Down East has published a feature about Bubba’s Sulky Lounge.

The “mayor of Portland Street,” as Bubba has been called, is a retired Marine, former high-school basketball star, and proud owner of 14 race horses (hence the bar’s name — a “sulky” being a two-wheeled, jockey-toting cart used in harness racing). Bubba’s tall and soft-spoken, a lifelong Portlander who doesn’t like talking about his age but is somewhere in the neighborhood of 80. He opened Bubba’s in 1961, rebuilt it after a fire in 1981, and put in the light-up dance floor sometime thereafter (no one quite remembers). He stops in daily, often adding this or that to the decor.

Good Fire Brewing Co.

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

The Press Herald published an article earlier this week about Good Fire Brewing Company, a new brewery in East Bayside.

With a striking space, a clear vision for a varied catalogue of beer, and a brewing team dedicated to the art and science of beer making, expect Goodfire Brewing to make a big noise in East Bayside.

Yordprom Coffee

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

The Portland Phoenix has published an article about Yordprom Coffee and its owner Tom Yordprom.

Many of Tom’s customers know that he’ll have their regular orders waiting for them by the time they step up to the counter. They’ve been coming to the same place everyday for years because they feel like a part of a community. Tom created that community and he knows that without him, that community wouldn’t exist.

The article reports that Yordprom Coffee will be expanding to Biddeford and may also launch a coffee truck.

Grocery Delivery Services

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

MaineBiz has reported on two grocery delivery services operating in Maine, a local business,, and Instacart, a national company that’s now expanding into Maine.

Victorieux Champagne

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Press Herald has published an article about Victorieux Champagne and Thomas Brems who launched the company earlier this year in Maine.

In the Champagne region of France, about 100 miles east of Paris, there are 14 acres in the Côtes de Sézanne where the family vineyards of Cédric Guyot have been producing grapes and making Champagne for three generations. One day, a fresh-faced college kid from America came knocking at the door, in the small village of Fontaine-Deni [and now a few years later] two of the small grower’s Champagnes are being sold in 13 locations in southern Maine and nowhere else in the United States: Brut Millésime 2009, a traditional vintage Champagne, and a Rosé Brut.

Victorieux Champagne is donating $1 per bottle sold in December to Full Plates Full Potential.

Portland Food Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Thrillist has featured owners of Mami, Nosh/Slab/Rhum and Novare/Liquid Riot in an article about entrepreneurial businesses in Portland.

Gone are the days of Maine’s only claim-to-fame being extensive forests and fresh lobster. In recent years, downtown Portland, the waterfront neighborhood of the state’s largest city, has become a de-facto gathering place for artists, foodies, and people looking to change the world — or at least this little part of it. Here, being a Mainer means that you aren’t afraid to make things, are good to your neighbors, and you embrace local agriculture. In short, it offers the fantasy of a slower way of life with all the comforts of city living.

Hardshore Distilling Co.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

MaineBiz has published a profile of the Hardshore Distilling Company, a gin distillery located on Washington Ave.

[Owner Jordan] Milne starts with juniper, the basis for all gin, and infuses it with rosemary and mint. It’s distilled three times, the third to soak in the botanicals. Each batch is quality tested so it’s identical to the one before it. In the year he’s been selling it, he’s had success convincing local stores, supermarket chains and bars and restaurants to stock it.


Friday, October 20th, 2017

The Spoon has published an article about Veebie.

Veebie rolled out (pardon the pun) it’s first kiosk in downtown Portland earlier this week. The bright orange containers on wheels have 48 numbered cubbies. Order your food through Veebie on your phone and pick it up from your assigned cubby between 11:30 and 1:30. The menu features items from a different restaurant every day, so today (Thursday), for example, the items available are from B.Good.

Adweek: Might & Main

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Adweek has published an article about Might & Main and how they “Helped Make Portland, Maine, the Hippest Foodie Town in New England”.

“Eventide set things into motion for us,” adds Wilkinson. “By fate of timing, and being in the right place at the right time, and stumbling into what was going to be the most exciting restaurant for Portland for a while, we ended really being at the front of a lot of what has made Portland’s food scene what it is today. We’ve continued to try to put that effort into every other restaurant that’s come along, and it came at a time when every other restaurant opening up was better than the last. It built a really cool, robust scene that keeps getting better. Our work with restaurants is beginning to taper off, so we got to own a really nice moment in time in Portland.”


Cups of Sea

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The Forecaster has published an article about Cup of Sea (website, facebook, instagram), a Portland company selling seaweed teas.

Each blend of tea uses a different type of seaweed, Rogers said, including bladderwrack, dulse, kelp and sea lettuce. He buys only sustainably harvested seaweed from sources like the Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company in Deer Isle.

Once the seaweed is harvested, Rogers said it is dried and milled into flakes. Then, he said, “I get to do the easy part: blending it with other ingredients. The final product is a loose-leaf tea that you can brew just like regular tea.”