Honey and Mead

November 26th, 2008

Overland Apiares and Maine Mead Works have been added to the Portland Food Map directory.

Bintliff’s

November 25th, 2008

Chris2fer has reviewed Bintliff’s American Cafe and rated them 2 out of 5 stars.

“Our waitress was charming and happy and prompt and non-invasive and accessible. She was the high point of out visit, I think.”

More on Bramhall Fire

November 25th, 2008

Here are some photos from Stephen Quirk and a video segment from channel 8 on Sunday’s fire at Binga’s Wingas.

Benkay’s Rice

November 25th, 2008

Type A Diversions has a brief update on the rice used at Benkay.

Bramhall Square Fire

November 24th, 2008

Both Binga’s Wingas and Al-Mustaqim Halal Market were damaged by a three alarm blaze on Sunday, according to this report from the Press Herald.

This Week’s Events

November 23rd, 2008

On Monday the next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place. Wednesday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Allagash Brewing. Both Eve’s and Verillo’s are open for special Thanksgiving Day dinners. Next Sunday, knife maker Adam Simha will be at Rabelais Books for a demonstration of his work. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

Gritty’s

November 23rd, 2008

Gritty McDuff’s received 3 stars from this week’s Taste & Tell review in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

“The lodestone of Maine microbreweries, Gritty McDuff’s Portland Brew Pub makes terrific ales and fine pub food, but the steak salad needs work.”

Feeding the Hungry

November 23rd, 2008

Also in today’s paper was a feature story on the contributions of a Maine farm family toward feeding the hungry and an article about the resurgence of salmon farming in the state.

Chocolate & Olives

November 22nd, 2008

Dean’s Sweets opened a new retail store on Middle Street today. Earlier this week Olive Cafe opened for business Commercial Street (via Psst!).

Amigo’s

November 22nd, 2008

1:00 a.m. Curfew has reviewed Amigo’s.

“One reason people love Amigo’s is because the beers are relatively cheap. They don’t serve anything fancy – just beer, mixed drinks and shots. Prices are definitely lower than any surrounding bar. Don’t ask for a martini or a margarita – you’ll get a PBR. I’m not speaking from experience – you can see that glib, don’t-even-ask glare on the bartenders’ faces.”

Congratulations!

November 22nd, 2008

Type A Diversions has posted an ultrasound of her “Type Unknown” future dining companion.

Trivia Challenge

November 22nd, 2008

Down East is running a culinary trivia challenge. There’s a new question every day between now and December 20 and each right answer gets you another chance in a drawing to win dinner at Evangeline and an overnight stay at the Danforth Inn.

PCMH Now Hiring

November 21st, 2008

Port City Music Hall, the new performance venue being constructed on Congress Street, is now hiring.

Silver for Shipyard

November 21st, 2008

Shipyard’s Pumpkinhead Ale won a silver award at the 2008 European Beer Star competition in Nuremberg, Germany. (via Original Portland)

Scallops

November 21st, 2008

The Maine scallop season for draggers and divers has been reduced by nearly 50% according to this report from the Press Herald.