Kon Asian Bistro

November 1st, 2008

Kon Asian Bistro is opening a location in Portland on Brighton Avenue. Here’s what the Providence Phoenix had to say about the food at the original Rhode Island restaurant. For more information on upcoming food businesses in Portland take a look at the Under Construction list.

October’s Stats

November 1st, 2008

The 10 restaurants looked up most often during the month of October were:

  1. Emilitsa
  2. Evangeline
  3. The Grill Room
  4. Bresca
  5. Five Fifty-Five
  6. Ohno! Cafe
  7. Thai Chef Buffet
  8. Back Bay Grill
  9. Caiola’s
  10. The Frog and Turtle

Hot Suppa!

November 1st, 2008

The USM Free Press has reviewed Hot Suppa!. “When I mention the words Hot Suppa, I’m disappointed when people don’t know what I’m referring to, I am talking about the one and only Hot Suppa, an eatery I’ve come to appreciate, located on Congress street a little ways up from Longfellow Square.”

The Station

November 1st, 2008

The Free Press also has a report on the changes ongoing at The Station.


November 1st, 2008

Portland Magazine has reviewed Vignola.

Miss Portland Opens Today

October 31st, 2008

The Miss Portland Diner had a test run yesterday with friends and family. They are scheduled to open for breakfast this morning at 6 am.

November Port City Life

October 31st, 2008

The new issue of Port City Life has an article tracing the history of the Deathmatch eating club, as well as a brief write-up on Tilar Mazzeo, author of The Widow Cliequot. Rabelais and Evangeline are cohosting a book signing/champagne dinner in honor of Mazzeo’s book on Wednesday November 5.

Moran’s Market

October 30th, 2008

The Press Herald has reviewed the hot buffet at Moran’s Market.

“Shepherd’s pie, for me, is often a double-edged sword.”

Music Hall Blog

October 30th, 2008

Port City Music Hall, the new live music spot under construction on Congress Street has lauched a blog showing photos of the space as it is developed.

Shop Talk with Pete Wormell

October 30th, 2008

The Shoptalk column in today’s Press Herald interviewed Pete Wormell, owner of Harmon’s Lunch in Falmouth.

Kim’s Sandwich & Cafe

October 30th, 2008

This week’s Portland Phoenix has reviewed the banh mi sandwiches at Kim’s.

“It’s not easy to explain how pleasant it is to walk into Kim’s. The proprietress keeps up an effortlessly friendly banter. The back of the store offers the designer clothes Sarah Palin favors, but at low prices. The lunch available up front costs half of the typical sandwich in this town.”

The Great Lost Bear

October 30th, 2008

1:00 a.m. Curfew has reviewed The Great Lost Bear.

“The servers, who are quick with anything you need, seem to have that I’m-not-stoned-but-people-who-are-think-I’m-rad sort of vibe. Customers love it there.”

Lobster Gobbling

October 29th, 2008

Mainers are “gobbling lobsters to keep industry afloat” according to an article in today’s Press Herald.

Michael Pollan

October 28th, 2008

Commune Tested, City Approved has posted a first-hand account of last night’s address by Michael Pollan at Bates College.

Turkey, Winter Markets, etc

October 28th, 2008

The latest issue of the The Maine Switch has articles on cooking Thanksgiving turkeys, how to continue to eat local even after the Farmers’ Markets close down for the season, high food prices, and more.