Today’s Maine Sunday Telegram includes a feature article about Harding Smith and his fourth “Room” restaurant, Boone’s Fish House and Oyster Room.
This has been Smith’s life the past few months, as he juggles managing his three Portland restaurants while trying to open a fourth: Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room, a new seafood place on Custom House Wharf.
In a year with an unusually large number of restaurant openings in the works in Portland, Boone’s is one of the most anticipated. It’s a project that will give Smith an unprecedented fourth restaurant within the city limits, and revitalize the late-19th-century waterfront building where it’s said Alexander Boone first served baked stuffed lobster.
Food writer Meredith Goad has also put together a series of sidebars on four other up and coming restaurants that are set to launch this year: Chris Gould’s restaurant on Fore Street, Bresca and the Honey Bee, Sonnet and Vinland.
The Maine Sunday Telegram has published a brunch review of Artemisia Cafe.
If salmon hash ($10.50) is on the menu, order it. One of many hash selections, this version includes roasted salmon with a Dijon sauce, sautéed onions, capers and dill creme fraiche. Two eggs any style are included in the order, and the salmon combination of flaky filet and fried potato make for a tasty variation on a familiar standard. Dill is fresh and not overpowering, and the creme fraiche on potatoes tasted lovely.
Edible Obsessions has published a review of Artemisia Cafe.
With it’s quiet location and quality food, Artemesia Cafe is poised to make a name for itself outside of the weekend brunch crowd with Chef Guy Frenette, and his wife, Heather, at the helm during the evening hours. It’s one of those quaint, near extinct spots in Portland, that make you feel at home.
Eater Maine has published some details on the renovations underway at Hugo’s.
The 10 eateries looked up most often in May on Portland Food Map were:
- Outliers (16)
- Blue Rooster Food Co. (1)
- Bresca (6)
- Enio’s (3)
- In’finiti (2)
- Eventide (10)
- The North Point (4)
- Little Tap House (5)
- Union Bagel (-)
- The Porthole (>50)
The numbers in parentheses indicates their rank last month.