In’finiti→Liquid Riot Bottling Co.


Owners Eric and Julie Michaud have announced plans to rename and reconcept In’finiti as the Liquid Riot Bottling Company (facebook, instagram, twitter).

Part of the new identity of Liquid Riot is the “tasting room.” The raised dining area of In’finiti has been removed in order to open up the space and bring the room together on one level. Instead of a “restaurant” which typically has a focus on food, we now have a “tasting room” where one can focus on the taste of our cocktails made from our house-made spirits and the taste of our beer brewed on premise. To accompany these offerings we will have tasty, fresh food prepared in our kitchen. You can still get a full meal or just apps and snacks, just as you can still get an array of intoxicatingly delicious liquids. Our products are not changing, just the name, a little bit of the layout, and the idea of what that space provides.

The Michauds are just completing a renovation of the space at 250 Commercial Street and plan to re-open the business today at 3pm.

Bar Review of Taco Trio

The Press Herald has reviewed Taco Trio.

Taco Trio is an authentic Mexican taqueria in South Portland that caters to families, teenagers, twenty-somethings and beyond. You’ll likely get a mixed crowd on any given night – be prepared for a line and a wait on weekend nights. There’s a solid beer selection, a few drafts, and two house cocktails (margarita and mojito). While not a bar scene in the traditional sense, it’s a good place to go to drink and eat cheaply.

Under Construction: Japanese Food Truck

According to Eating Portland Alive, chef Austin Miller will be launching a new food truck this Spring.

Chef Austin Miller of East Ender fame is taking to the streets this April with a food truck that will feature Japanese-inspired fare. He will be sourcing ingredients from local farms & fishermen to whip up okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, yakitori-style items, yakisoba, as well as a hot dog with a Japanese twist.

This Week’s Events: Vinland at James Beard House, Maine & Loire Opening, Industrial Park Challenge

TuesdayDavid Levi from Vinland will be featured chef for a dinner at the James Beard House in NYC, and it’s the opening day of Maine & Loire on Washington Ave.

Thursday — The Farm Stand is holding a tortilla and wine tasting, the Public Market House is holding a beer and cheese tasting, and the the Industrial Park Challenge is taking place at The Great Lost Bear.

Saturday — the Winter Farmers’ Market is taking place at the Urban Farm Fermentory.

Sunday — Oxbow will have 5 wild fermented beers on draft(FPA Surprise, Grizacca Surprise, Lobretta, Xmas Swords & Original Delux) and be screening Wildstyle, Breakin’ & Krush Groove.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.