All Together Collaboration Beer

All Together is a collaboration beer being produced by brewers around the world with a common recipe and labeling to raise money to support hospitality professionals.

All Together is a worldwide, open-ended beer collaboration created to raise support for the industry we love so much. It’s an effort to raise awareness and provide relief, even in the smallest way, to those who are struggling. We’re inviting any brewer, from any corner of the planet to participate. The recipe is open source, the artwork is public, and the name is yours to use. The goal is to provide you with the tools to make the beer at the lowest possible cost.

Maine brewers participating in the project include:

The Big Takeout/Delivery List

Here’s the ever growing list of takeout/delivery with sections for restaurants, coffee & tea, bakeries/bagels/donuts, beer/wine/distilleries, delivery services, markets and other food shops. I’ll continue to revise and categorize the list as the number and type of options changes.

Other resources:

RESTAURANT TAKEOUT/DELIVERY IN PORTLAND

RESTAURANTS OUTSIDE PORTLAND

BAKERIES, DONUTS & BAGELS

COFFEE & TEA

BEER, WINE & SPIRITS

DELIVERY SERVICES

  • 2DineIn – 2DineIn handles delivery for 114 different restaurants. Order through their website and they bring it to your door.
  • Other restaurants do delivery through Door Dash, Grub Hub and Uber Eats
  • Car Hop – an alcohol delivery service that delivers for Austin Street Brewery, Victorieux Champagne, Three of Strong, Brewery Extrava, Rising Tide Brewing, RSVP Discount Beverage, Stroudwater Distillery, Fore River Brewing, Foulmouthed Brewing, Bully Boy Distillers, Foundation Brewing Company, Yes Brewing Company, Mast Landing Brewing Company, Definitive Brewing Company, Split Rock Distilling, Geary Brewing Co., Bow Street Beverage, Novare Res, Liquid Riot, Oxbow Brewing, Bunker Brewing, Root Wild Kombucha,
    Athletic Brewing Company.
  • Drizzly – Drizzly is an alcohol delivery service that delivers for Old Port Spirits.

GROCERIES & GROCERY DELIVERY/PICK-UP

  • Rosemont – Rosemont now has both:
  • Portland Food Co-op – has daily hours (9-10am) for immune compromised, elderly and disabled shoppers. They are open 10am –  1pm, 2- 6pm for everyone else.
  • Lois’ Natural Marketplace – has curbside pickup at both locations. To order call (207) 210-6500 (Portland) and (207) 885-0602 (Scarborough).
  • Solo Cucina Market – opens Wednesday at 11am and is providing curbside pick-up. Order online or call (207) 808-8507.
  • Winter Farmers’ Market – is scheduled to continue. Saturdays 9am – 1 pm.
  • Stonecipher Farm – will be holding an “open air, safe-distance, 4 week vegetable CSA program. Pickups will be on Saturdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm” in the parking lot at Local 188. They’re also partnering Solo Italiano on selling 4-week and 13-week shares for pick-up at Solo Italiano on “Saturday between 3&8 or Sunday between 1&6.”
  • Buy Direct from Farms – a list of farms in Maine that sell direct published by the University of Maine Extension.
  • Milk & Honey – has launched a farm food pick-up service. “farm food , wholesome , delicious, nutritious and clean from our farms to your trunk. Tuesdays , Thursday’s and Saturday’s 2-4 pm…Text Lauren your order or questions 2072487396 and pay Venmo Lauren Pignatello or I’ll square invoice you.”
  • Fresh Approach – has a takeout and delivery available Monday through Friday (Monday through Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 7pm, Sunday 9am to 5pm). Call (207) 774-7250.
  • Sun Oriental Market – has curbside service, Mon – Sat. (207) 772-8675.
  • Pats Meat Market – has curbside pickup. Text (207) 553-0990 or call (207) 772-3961 to order.
  • La Bodega Latina – continues to be open.
  • Monte’s – has curbside pick-up for grocery items. (207) 613-9873.
  • Gulf of Maine Sashimi – is selling fish fillets and whole fish.
  • Harbor Fish – has curbside takeout service as well as delivery, 8:30 am-6 pm. See available fish here. Call (207) 775-0251  ext #1.
  • Free Range Fish and Lobster – continues to be open.
  • Portland Oyster Shop – has a “limited take-away menu of unshucked oysters, tinned fish + specials for take away. Pre-orders are encouraged via email: kit@islandcreekoysters.com or by calling the shop directly at 207.699.4466.”
  • Buy Direct from Oyster Farms – Maine Oyster Co has put together this list of Maine oyster farms.
  • The Cheese Shop – The Cheese Shop is providing curbside takeout “We strongly encourage our curbside pickup option -simply call us, talk through your order, give us 30 minutes to put it together, and we’ll run it out to your car when you pull up.”
  • Dean’s Sweets – has takeout from 475 Fore Street and 54 Cove Street, and free delivery locally within 10 miles.
  • The Cheese Iron – has curbside takeout and delivery. Call (207) 883-4057 or email info@thecheeseiron.com.
  • Gelato Fiasco – has curbside takeout, Thursday-Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 2-9 p.m.. Order online.
  • Gorgeous Gelato – has a new pint/quart delivery service. “Starting tomorrow, we will post on Facebook a selection of available flavors for next-day delivery. You can place your order at (207) 699 4309 from 9:00am to 7:00pm and we will deliver the next day from 2:00 pm to 8:00pm”
  • Lib’s – continues to be open for takeout.
  • Old Port Candy – has pick-up, Wed – Sun. Order online.
  • Heritage Seaweed – has curbside pickup on Tues, Thurs and Sat 1-3pm.
  • Fiore – located inside Ada’s does curbside takeout. (207) 801-8978.
  • Instacart – Instacart handles delivery for Shaws.
  • Whole Foods – Whole Foods has a grocery delivery service for Prime members.

Know of something I’m missing, then please post a comment or email me at anestes@portlandfoodmap.com.

Andrew Ross on Takeout

Andrew Ross has temporarily put down his critic’s pen, to write about the takeout food available during the corona virus pandemic.

For the duration of this public health crisis (and please don’t delude yourself into thinking it’s anything other than a crisis), I will not say anything critical about any restaurant or food business. To do so in such a brittle economic environment would feel mean-spirited and irresponsible.

Instead, I’ll share a few of my personal experiences exploring how to dine (and drink) in, while still engaging with our state’s remarkable food-and-beverage businesses.

Note: Since this article was written Drifters Wife has put their food service on hold.

Pivoting from Craft Spirits to Hand Sanitizer

Maine distilleries are making a change from producing craft spirits to hand sanitizer:

Feeding the Frontline

A growing number of local food businesses are signing on for Feeding the Frontline—a program that enlists the public to enable restaurants to provide free meals to healthcare providers, first responders and other groups impacted by and assisting with the current crisis.

Here’s a list of participating organizations:

For additional information on Feeding the Frontline in Maine, see this article from the Press Herald.

While not associated with Feeding the Frontline, some other businesses are doing what they can to help others. Here are a couple I have heard about recently:

  • The Bird & Co. – has been providing free meals to elementary school children.
  • Botto’s Bakery – has been providing breakfast pastry platters to Seaside Nursing Home in the neighborhood.
  • Dizzy Bird – is delivering meals to Southern Maine Healthcare which you can support via their online ordering system.

Food Delivery Big & Small

The Bangor Daily News has a report on a small volunteer organization delivering food in Portland,

Later that day, the group delivered some 600 meals worth of rice and beans on the doorsteps of people they identified in some of the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods, such as Parkside, East Bayside and the affordable housing complexes in Sagamore Village and Munjoy South.

and the Press Herald has a report on how LL Bean is helping the Good Shepherd Food bank deliver to food pantries.

The outdoors retailer is partnering with Maine’s largest food bank, Good Shepherd. The company’s workers will sort and package food in boxes that the Good Shepherd Food Bank will ship to food pantries in all 16 counties.

Maine Hospitality Workers Resource Guide

The lives of workers in the Maine restaurant industry have been especially hard hit by the Corona virus pandemic.

Caroline Richter, the bar manager at Leeward, has put together this helpful set of resources for her peers and has been good enough to allow me to share it here so it can reach more of the people who need it.

WORKER COMPENSATION ASSISTANCE

  • Maine UnemploymentApply here. F.A.Q. information is NOT up to date. Waiting periods have been waived, and you do not need to actively look for work if your reason for applying is covid-19.
  • Another Round Another Rally – Relief fund for all industry employees, providing $500 grants.
  • One Fair Wage – Emergency fund for all hospitality and gig economy workers. Currently fundraising to refill the fund but still accepting applications.
  • Restaurant Opportunities Centers United – Relief fund for all industry employees.
  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation – National relief fund that is not up and running yet but will be soon. Email covidhelp@restaurantworkersscf.org to express interest and receive an application when they are live.
  • USBG National Charity Foundation – Apply for Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. You do not need to be a member of USBG to receive aid.
  • Golden Rule Charity – Grant fund for hospitality workers who have been in the industry for at least 6 months. Money is distributed to vendors instead of directly to applicant (i.e. to your landlord if you apply for help with rent).
  • James Beard Foundation – Emergency relief fund to begin accepting applications in the next few days. Visit JBF website to add your information and express interest in an application when they go live. For more information fill out this form.
  • Lift your Spirits – Grant for US industry employees who receive the majority of their income from hospitality jobs. First come first serve. Grant applications available on their site.
  • Personal Loans – Maine residents can apply for zero interest loans of up to $5,000 to be received three times (15,000 total). Lending institutions are working with Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) to employ this. This is a part of very recent legislature put in place to help make up gaps in unemployment benefits. More info on the FAME website

FOOD ASSISTANCE

  • Good Shepard Food Bank – Extended hours for food pick up. Find locations for local food pantries and soup kitchens on their site.
  • SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps) – Apply here. Caps on yearly income and current checking + savings account balances apply. Check F.A.Q. to determine eligibility.

FOOD ASSISTANCE FOR KIDS

  • Jersey’s Subs and Sweets (BANGOR) – Free bagged lunches for students in need. No questions asked.
  • Boba (LEWISTON) – Free meals for kids Tuesday- Saturday until April 2nd .
  • South Portland Boys & Girls Club – Grab and go dinners from 4-5pm Monday through Friday, SoPo School Dept. will begin serving lunch there Tuesday 3/24 11 am – 1 pm.

UTILITIES & RENT ASSISTANCE

  • CMP – Cut-offs for residential non-payment suspended.
  • Rent Abatement – Ask landlords for rent deferrals or reductions. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced that they will be implementing deferrals/ reductions for the next 12 months on mortgages they’ve insured. It’s expected that other banks will be following suit. If landlords aren’t signing onto this yet, tenants should keep asking.

HEALTH ASSISTANCE

  • MaineCare – Furloughed employees without health insurance in Maine are eligible to apply for health benefits via MaineCare.
  • NAMI of Maine – 24/7 helpline.Text NAMI to 741741 or call the NAMI helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – 24/7 disaster distress helpline. Text TalkWithUs to 66746 or call 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
  • Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) – For safety planning and domestic violence help call statewide helpline at 1-866-834-HELP. Hearing impaired line 1-800-437-1220. Find local organizations by county and tribal community here on their website.
  • Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) + Sexual Assault Response Services of Midcoast Maine (SARSMM) 24/7 helpline. Call 1-800-871-7741 – Southern Maine site, Midcoast site

FITNESS AND WELLNESS ONLINE SERVICES

Cashiers on the Frontline

The Press Herald has published an article about how the working lives of cashiers and markets and groceries have changed.

Operations at the Rosemont Market & Bakery in Portland’s West End changed quickly last week. On Tuesday there was a limit of five customers inside the store at a time. By Wednesday only curbside pickup was allowed, with employees filling orders taken over the phone or online and handing off the groceries outside the shop.

Solo Cucina Market to Open Wednesday

Solo Cucina Market (websitefacebookinstagram) is planning to go ahead and open this Wednesday. Their hours will be 11 am to 4 pm.

The market is a collaboration between the owners of The Farm Stand in South Portland and Solo Italiano. The market will feature a bakery and Solo Cucina will sell fresh pasta and sauces prepared foods to go in addition to the meats, dairy, wine, beer and produce that The Farm Stand has become known for.

At this time of restaurant closings it’s so encouraging to see a new business taking the leap and opening for the first time.