Review of Grace

Eat Maine has published a review of Grace.

My personal favorite of the evening is my next course: New Zealand cockles, sausage, brioche croutons, and butter-poached razor clams in a pool of romesco broth. The razor clams, which have been removed from the shell, impart the sensation of eating a sweet lobster tail dripping with warm drawn butter. A showering of parsley brightens the flavor and tightens the warmly spiced dish as a whole.

Middle Street, Dogfish Bar, Bunker Brewing

Today’s Press Herald has published a review of the Middle Street Cafe,

I had a similar sandwich at Mom’s Cafe for about a buck more, but with its dark green lettuce and thick-cut bacon cooked fresh on the premises, it was worth that extra dollar. The Middle Street Cafe version of a turkey club was fine as sandwiches go; it just didn’t wow me. And there’s certainly no law that says every sandwich should be a religious experience. Sometimes, a sandwich is just a sandwich.

as well as a bar review of The Dogfish Bar & Grille, and an article about Bunker Brewing.

Chef’s Table on 207

Margaret Hathaway and Karl Schatz were interviewed on 207 about their new book Portland Maine Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes From Casco Bay.

Margaret and Karl are holding a launch party for their book Wednesday at the Portland Museum of Art. The launch party will feature food from Back Bay Grill, Silly’s, Otto, the East Ender and The Farmer’s Table which were showcased in the book.

Review of Tandoor Bread Bakery

The Portland Phoenix has published a review of Tandoor on Forest Ave.

The beef version is a simple classic — the bread barely smeared with tahini and hummus, and stuffed with big chunks of tender meat, dark lettuce, tomato, and onion. The chicken shawarma has more complex seasonings, with the onions diced more finely, plenty of garlic, and a hint of something yogurty. A kabob sandwich fills the bread with dark patties of generously herbed ground beef.

Imbibe Portland

The new issue of Imbibe magazine high fives two Portland establishments:

  • Allagash’s coolship beers and Shipyard Pumpkinhead are both included in the cover story on “50 of the World’s Most Obsessed-Over Beers”.
  • Speckled Ax is highlighted in the Scene Scout section. “Named in reference to a Ben Franklin biography (owner Matt Bolinder had to make use of his English PhD somehow), this New England cafe brews with the best”