10 Years Ago in February

Chronicling the food scene has amassed a lot of information. Now that PFM has passed its 10-year anniversary, I’ve launched this new monthly column looking back at what the key stories were this month a decade ago.

Here’s a look at the top stories from February 2008:

  • Emilitsa opened on February 8th, bringing Greek fine dining and an all Greek wine list to Portland. Type A Divervsions wrote, “Our expectations were exceeded on the night we dined; we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, the exceptional service and the upscale decor.”
  • Portland Food Map first published its list of Sunday Brunch destinations.
  • The Atrium at The Cedars, a retirement community, won top honors from the judges in both the Best Chili and Best Chowder categories at the 15th annual Great Chili and Chowder Challenge.
  • Una kicked-off a project to expand the cocktail bar into the space next door to them on Fore Street which had formerly been occupied by Portland Pie.
  • The then anonymous writer of food blog Portland Psst was revealed to be Peter A. Smith.
  • The Maine legislature considered a bill to legalize home delivery of beer and wine.

One comment on “10 Years Ago in February

  1. For the record, I never actually said he was the guy behind it- “Peter Smith, we know who you are” was all I said. He outed himself. Good times!

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