Quiero Cafe to Open Monday

Owners of Quiero Cafe (websitefacebookinstagram) have announced plans to open their new Bramhall Square location on Monday. Quiero will be located at 3 Deering Ave in the space most recently occupied by Trattoria Fanny.

Quiero serves a menu of “Latin American cuisine” featuring “Empanadas, Burritos, and Tamales. We also serve several kinds of coffee, smoothies, and Tropical juices”.

Blue Spoon Cafe Opens Today

Blue Spoon Cafe & Catering (instagram) is scheduled to open Thursday morning at 7 am. The new cafe is located at 64 Pine Street in the former location of Aurora Provisions.

Liz Koenigsberg and her husband chef Will Lavey, the couple who bought Blue Spoon last year, have leased the space from Tom Landry who purchased the building at auction earlier this year.

Blue Spoon Cafe & Catering will be a casual breakfast and lunch cafe with coffee service (Speckled Ax) and foods to go. It will also be a home base to expand Blue Spoon’s catering service.

Other Side Diner Opening

Owners Peter and Jessica Sueltenfuss plan to open the Other Side Diner (facebook, instagram) Wednesday morning. The OSD is located at 500 Washington Ave, the space formerly occupied by Hella Good Tacos and Steve and Renee’s Diner. You can see a draft copy of the menu here.

The diner will have the same focus on using local product and in-house production as the East Deering and West End Other Side Delicatessens. Other Side will serve traditional breakfast and lunch diner fare with some Greek influences such as baklava and Greek donuts. Jessica Sueltenfuss will be managing the diner.

Hours for the diner are 7:30 – 3:00.

Woodfords Corner Maiz Opened Sunday

Maiz (websitefacebookinstagram) opened their new 1,200 square foot restaurant located at 621 Forest Ave yesterday. The hours for the new location are Tuesday – Saturday 3pm-9pm and Sunday 11am – 6pm. 

Check out this set of photos by Eating Portland Alive for a look at some of the food at the Forest Ave Maiz.

Owners Martha Leonard and Niky Watler opened their original location in the Public Market House July 2, 2017.

Lone Pine Gorham Opens Next Week

Lone Pine Brewing have announced plans to open their new Gorham brewery next week.

April 13th will be the first glance of our new Gorham production facility. A staff meet and greet and, for Saturday only, we will be running personal tours through our entire campus. We will otherwise not offer full tours until later this year.

The tasting room will have 16 drafts pouring, including a showcase of our first barrel-aged sours. Long-term barrel storage is the center-point of our warehouse and Saturday will be our first display of what we have been aging for the past 12 months.

Lone Pine will continue to operate their East Bayside tasting room after the Gorham location opens.

For more on Lone Pine’s new brewery see this article from Mainebiz.

Royal Lunch Bar Opens Wednesday

Royale Lunch Bar (websitefacebookinstagram) a new 25-seat cafe at 11 Union Street is slated to open for business at 8 am on Wednesday. The draft menu included pastrami sandwiches, reubens, roast chicken sandwiches, burgers, and grilled cheese.

Royale Lunch is owned by Garrett FitzGerald along with business partners Teagan Curry, Joe Farr, and Mike Willett. FitzGerald owns the Bar Harbor Lobster Company. His last venture in Portland was the Portland & Rochester on Preble Street.

Dizzy Bird Opens Thursday

Dizzy Birds Rotisserie (website, facebook, instagram) is scheduled to officially open for business on Thursday, 11am – 8pm. They’re located in Biddeford at 65 Main Street.

The menu consists of rotisserie items like whole chicken, prime rib, turkey breasts and lamb, as well as soups, salads and sides (Brussels sprouts, herbed grains, mashed potatoes, etc). The menu includes a Prime Rib Shepherd’s Pie and daily vegan entree. Be sure to save room for dessert.