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.

Ruth, Sam, Michael, Molly, Melissa

October 28th, 2008

Sam Hayward, chef at Fore Street is scheduled to speak at the Maine Literary Festival November 9 in Camden. Also on the program is Melissa Kelly from Primo, Ruth Reichel from Gourmet, author Michael Ruhlman, food columnist Molly O’Neill and professor Ardis Cameron.

The Breakfast Club

October 28th, 2008

The Breakfast Club has posted an explanation (“we don’t all live close enough to meet for breakfast each and every week anymore.”) for their six month silence on the toast, eggs and coffee to be had in Portland. They do promise to restart writing reviews “hopefully sometime in the near future”.

This Week’s Events

October 27th, 2008

Monday evening famed foodie author Michael Pollan will be speaking at Bates College. Also on Monday, the next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place. Tuesday Bar Lola is holding a Grenache wine dinner. There will be wine tastings at Black Cherry Provisions on Thursday and Leroux Kitchen on Saturday. Thursday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Gritty’s. Frog and Turtle’s 2nd annual Halloween Bash is Friday night. The 15th annual Brewer’s Festival is taking place on Saturday. On Saturday evening you can join the Indian Association of Maine to celebrate the Diwali Festival of Lights in Cape Elizabeth. As usual, Farmers’ Markets are taking place in Monument Square on Wednesday and at Deering Oaks Park on Saturday. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

Roma’s New Owners

October 25th, 2008

The Bollard has the scoop on the new owner of the Roma Cafe and Branhall Pub.

Opening Night at Harvest on the Harbor

October 25th, 2008

Portland in a Snap posted a report on the opening of the Harvest on the Harbor festival.

Mixologist Myers

October 24th, 2008

The Maine Mouth has posted an interview with John Myers.

Price Break for Hill Residents

October 24th, 2008

The Munjoy Hill News has a report on a special pricing deal for residents of the Hill that want to attend the Market & Lifestyle Lounge at Harvest on the Harbor. When paying, they only need identify themselves as Munjoy Hill residents to get a second ticket to the event for free.

Under Construction Report

October 24th, 2008

The Miss Portland Diner is planning to open October 31. According to Portland Psst!, The Station is expanding to open a restaurant at their location on Saint John St. For a complete list of all food businesses in some state of development check out the Under Construction list.

Port City Sports Bar

October 23rd, 2008

1:00 a.m. Curfew has reviewed Port City Sports Bar.

Tour de Farms

October 23rd, 2008

Mary Grant from Simply Scandinavian Foods has written a letter to the editor that appeared in today’s paper in support of a Portland area Tour de Farms.

Eat the View

October 22nd, 2008

Scarborough resident Roger Doiron tied for 3rd place in the Climate Matters contest for his video This Lawn is Your Lawn. The video was produced in support of his Eat the View campaign which aims to convince the next President of the US to plant a vegetable garden on the lawn of the White House.

Food Theft

October 22nd, 2008

Pizza Time asked police not to arrest the person responsible for stealing food from their store on Veranda Street. According to the brief article in today’s paper, “A police dog tracked the suspect to a nearby home and police were prepared to arrest him, but the business owner asked them not to do so, reasoning that the thief had fallen on hard times, police said.”

Weekend Events

October 22nd, 2008

The Food section in today’s Press Herald includes an article about the Harvest on the Harbor food festival taking place this weekend and the Diwali Festival of Lights scheduled for November 1.

Dogfish Bar & Grill

October 20th, 2008

Chris2fer has reviewed Dogfish Bar & Grill.

“The food is great, the atmosphere is perfect, the staff is obliging, and the experience is worth it. 4 out of 5 stars.”