Review of Dinner at Artemisia Cafe

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.

Pugsley Sells Stake in Company

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.

Reviews: East Ender & Mainely Burgers

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.