Eat Maine has published a review of Salvage BBQ,
With multiple sauces, plenty of peppers, and easily mixable sides, Salvage has a menu that can be customized for your tastes. A dash of hot sauce here, an extra pickle there, and soon you’ll be swapping your Maine-made IPA for some Kentucky bourbon and pretending your latitude is much, much lower. End the meal with a slice of peach pie, and you’ll completely forget the coming snow.
and Drink Up and Get Happy has published a review of Elsmere,
Overall Elsmere BBQ and Wood Grill is great place to get out of the busy downtown Portland and enjoy great brews and excellent food all in a warm, welcoming space supporting local businessmen and the local farms they source from.
and the Press Herald has published a bar review of The Grill Room.
The ambiance is warm and somewhat cavernous – exposed brick walls throughout the restaurant and dim lighting – and the service is upbeat, prompt, and knowledgeable. There might be a wait for a table, but the food is delivered exceptionally fast. It’d be easy to spend a decent amount of money at the Grill Room, but thankfully for happy hour, it’s also possible to spend under $10 for a drink and a snack – and there’s usually not a wait for a seat at the bar.