Map & Menu has published an illustrated lunch review of Sonny’s.
The Fried Sweet Plantains we started with were prepared in that juicy-wedge, caramelized-exterior style that originally made us fall in love with the dish on vacation in Nevis. They were stand-alone delicious…
Photo Credit: Map & Menu
The Press Herald has published a bar review of The Snug,
Located at Washington Avenue and Congress Street about halfway up Munjoy Hill in Portland, it’s become a neighborhood bar for East Enders. Those who love it do because it feels like home. For those who don’t, I guess they just don’t understand the charm of this little bar.
and a review of Taj in South Portland.
My visit was mixed. Some items were delicious, others disappointing. Overall, however, I think fans of Indian food will want to pay a visit to Taj.
In the latest entry from Immigrant Kitchens, Lindsay Sterling learns how to make La Bandera from Angel Ferreras (read the recipe and see the photos).
“What are we having?” I asked. His teenage daughter, Pamela, responded, in English and in Spanish: “Vamos a comer la bandera.” The dish name translates to “the flag” and consists of rice, beans and meat with twice-fried plantains, called tostones, on the side. Dominicans eat la bandera so often that it apparently defines the country as much as the flag.
Love Cupcakes has rented a space in the parking lot on the corner of Center & Commercial Street and will begin operating their bakery food truck there starting today.
They plan on being there “through the cold winter months” Wednesday – Sunday starting at noon.
The Food & Dining section in today’s Press Herald includes an article about Maine’s cider industry,
Hard apple cider is a longtime New England tradition, and has a storied history in America going all the way back to the founders. Now the fizzy brew is finding new fans, thanks in part to small, local producers who are turning out a more European-style cider that’s tarter than the sweet stuff that’s usually produced in this country.
a preview of the eating options and educational programs at this weekend’s Common Ground Fair, the paper’s annual apple buying guide and an Appel on Wine column on coffee.
Coffee by Design co-owner, Mary Ellen Lindermann, and a CBD barista, Emily Broadbent, were on the Fox morning show yesterday to talk about Coffee by Design’s line up of specialty Fall drinks.
The Bangor Daily News visited a cross-section of Portland cupcake bakeries and published their eating notes on East End Cupcakes, Two Fat Cats, Bam Bam Bakery and Bakery on the Hill.
Full disclosure: I think this was my personal favorite, though I cannot speak for my cohorts. A fluffy but moist spice cake, topped with some of the fluffiest icing I’ve ever had, flavored with cinnamon. This cupcake defied gravity. Bakery on the Hill is a new addition to Portland — only open since June — but it’s clear they’re already a major contender.
James Bear Foundation blog Delights & Prejudices has posted a set of 5 must visit locations in the Portland area: Eventide, Pai Men Miyake, Gelato Fiasco, Standard Baking and Rabelais. (via Maine Eater)
Today’s episode of Maine Calling on MPBN radio will take a look at the evolving craft distilling industry here in Maine.
Host Keith Shortall will be interviewing bartender extraordinaire John Myers, Joe Swanson from Maine Distilleries and Ned Wight from New England Distilling.
The radio show airs at 12:15 on 90.1 FM. I’ll post a link to a recording of the show once it’s available.
Update: The audio recording of this interview is now available online.
Rising Tide Brewing has released the results of a collaboration with Bard Coffee called Tempest. It’s a brown porter enriched with Nicaragua Don Rodolfo Dark coffee. It’s available only on draft and can be found at Novare Res, The Thirsty Pig, The Great Lost Bear, Mama’s Crowbar, LFK and Farmer’s Table.