Beer 30, Bar Lola Interviews and Food Snobs

Today’s Portland Daily Sun includes an interview with Josh Peck and Sue Taylor, the sous chef and pastry chef at Bar Lola. Here’s Peck’s response to the question What’s missing from the Portland restaurant scene?

A butcher shop similar to the one Barbara Lynch has in Boston where you can get rillade, pate and various salamis. We could also use a good raw bar that showcases the 15 to 20 types of oysters that you can get here in Maine.

In her weekly Locavore column Margo Mallar answers the question “what do you do if you’re a third shifter and beer thirty comes at 7 in the morning?

It’s a funny co-existence, sort of like the shift change in the old Warner Brother cartoons. It seems a little odd to be drinking so early. But with an inverted circadian rhythm it’s not early at all … it only seems that way to those who get up with the bread, the bagels and the muffins freshly made by people they never see unless they start their day with a little breakfast at Ruski ‘s.

And columnist Bob Higgins admits to being a very bad restaurant customer and his own brand of food snob.

3 comments on “Beer 30, Bar Lola Interviews and Food Snobs

  1. Bob Higgins fancies himself a foodsnob? But then he describes a type of dinner I’d call “uneducated spoiled child”. I’d suggest he stay home this Restaurant Week and cook his own bloody meat, smothered in gravy, with no vegetables and definitely no “wriggly” fish.

  2. Someone should tell Bob Higgins that no, he is in fact, not invited to restaurant week and he should save everyone else who actually enjoys food, and not grace them with his presence. Basically, he should just not change his routine since this “food snob” doesn’t actually eat out.

  3. Completely agree about the missing butcher shop & oysters. I would also add places with dim lighting! Where is the low candlelight love, Portland??

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