The Portland Phoenix has published a review of Artemisia.
The first sign was off the menu actually: a complimentary amuse-bouche of a smoky creamy seafood soup — perfect on a rainy evening, with big pieces of fish piled into the tiny bowl. The menu features more “small bites” that offer intriguing flavors for just four or five dollars, from a Hawaiian style poke to a Lebanese muhummara spread. We tried a grilled peach with pancetta and pea shoots. The grill had brought out the sour and tart flavors in the fruit, but there was still enough sweetness to work well with the crispy strips of salty pancetta. A balsamic drizzle emphasized the sour saltiness of the dish.
Maine a la Carte checked in with Harding Lee Smith and he confirmed that the opening of Boone’s is “imminent”.
I went straight to Smith (who told me last spring he was hoping to open June 15) to get an update. He says it won’t be Friday, “as far as I know.”
So, when? “Very soon. Imminent would be a good word.”
According to a report in today’s Press Herald, Shipyard co-founder and head brewer is selling his stake in the brewery.
Pugsley remains master brewer at Shipyard, but on a consulting basis. He goes into the brewery about two days a week, he said, while also working as a consultant for other breweries through his Pugsley Brewing Projects International.
He has also made arrangements with Shipyard’s co-founder, Fred Forsley, to sell back his 20 percent ownership in the company.
The 10 eateries looked up most often in July on Portland Food Map were:
- Compass Rose (-)
- Portland & Rochester Public House (-)
- Outliers (1)
- Hugo’s (31)
- JP’s Bistro (9)
- The Well (5)
- Boda (>50)
- In’finiti (7)
- Eventide (8)
- Carman’s Cafe (-)
The numbers in parentheses indicates their rank last month.
The Press Herald has published a bar review of the East Ender,
With a well-stocked bar on each floor, daily drink and food deals, this establishment has expertly found a way to keep up with the competition.
and a review of Mainely Burgers.
With food trucks blossoming around Portland this summer, it’s fun to see how each one tries to stand out. The focus of the Mainely Burgers truck is on innovative gourmet burger toppings, high-quality ground beef and outstanding buns.