Maine Roasters Coffee and Freaky Bean Coffee Co., which merged their operations late last year, have now decided to go their separate ways. According to an article that appeared in The Forecaster, the original owners of Maine Roasters Coffee bought back the business in mid-November.
Category: General News
Slainte's Liquor License
According to a report in today’s Press Herald, the City Council voted last night not to renew Slainte‘s liquor license. The bar can appeal the decision to the state.
Bicoastal Food Rivalry
The bicoastal food rivalry carries on at Blogtown, a blog run by left coast Portland’s weekly newspaper. The baiting also come with the olive branch offer of a food writer exchange. (via Original Portland).
The Other Portland
Apparently, the Portland, ME is the new Portland, OR item on Epicurious.com’s 2009 food trends list touched a nerve for at least one Oregonian food blogger. Patrick Alan Coleman has written “I’m challenging Portland, Maine, to a fight. If they want our gold leaf coated, slightly salted, smoked chocolate crown, then they’re going to have to come over here and take it! I dare ’em!” (via a post on Original Portland).
High Food Prices
Also in today’s paper was an article about the continuing high price of food.
Evangeline’s Bar Menu
Evangeline has launched a bar menu (via Type A Diversions).
Portland Public Market
The Portland Public Market building has been sold to PowerPay which intends to use it as their company headquarters.
Best of Maine 2009
The new issue of Down East is now out. Several Portland area businesses made it into the Food and Drink category for their Best of Maine 2009 feature article including Allagash, W.O Hesperus, The Cheese Iron, Shipyard, Rabelais and the Portland Food Map.
The December issue of The Bollard has hit newsstands. It includes another installment in the Land of Forgotten Cocktails series by mixologist John Myers and a review of the Miss Portland Diner. The review found the food somewhat lacking for the price “Miss Portland isn’t exactly sure what she wants to be. She’s too expensive to be a greasy spoon, but not good enough to reach the next level of dining in a city with plenty of other good options.”
Port City Life
The December issue of Port City Life is now out. Standard Baking appears in a short list of Maine bakeries, there’s a profile of wild foods expert Kate Gooding, and the new issue provides some advice on what to get the foodie on your Christmas list.