Here are a couple photos from last night’s dinner at the new Pizzarino on Fore Street.
Atwell is looking to expand Strata in the coming months to include retail sales of specialty Japanese and French cutlery and eventually include knives from New England producers as well.
Atwell moved to Portland from California where he worked for the Bi-Rite Market group. He currently works as a butcher at Rosemont Market.
The Independent Ice Company (website, facebook, instagram) opened Saturday night serving a list of house cocktails, whiskey flights and with an extensive bottle list of whiskeys, bourbons, scotches, and ryes.
Independent Ice is located at 52 Wharf Street and will be open Sunday at 4pm. They’ll be closed Monday and will reopen Tuesday when they hope to have their kitchen up and full food menu available
“I’ve always kept my eyes open for potential expansion opportunities but was waiting for a location to really grab me and this one did. We had decided a while ago that any new Bob’s would need to be in a standalone building and this spot in Portland stood prominently and quaintly (as all clam shacks should), on the corner of five streets,” says Owner Michael Landgarten. “We are excited to continue revitalizing the East Bayside neighborhood and our team is definitely eager to grow, as proven by the explosion of energy and desire to go work in this new Bob’s outpost in Portland.”
Simply Vegan by Silly’s opened on Saturday. The 9-seat cafe and market is located at 68 Washington Ave where they serve a menu of vegan soups, toasts, salads, sandwiches and drinks, as well as Silly’s vegan Triple Layer Chocolate Cake.
Simply Vegan by Silly’s also has Silly’s foods, sauces, meals and baked goods available for takeout.
Three new restaurants have opened in the last few days:
- Poké Pop (facebook, instagram) opened in Longfellow Square at 658 Congress Street on Friday.
- Crown Jewel (website, facebook, instagram) opened on Saturday night in Diamond Cove. Here’s a look at the menu.
- Dunstan Tap & Table (website, facebook, instagram) opened last night in Scarborough. It is from the same folks who own Shay’s.
Food Coma TV has released the first of twenty 5-minute episodes they’ll be putting out this season. This is the first new content from Food Coma since they disbanded in 2012.
The 35-seat restaurant is on Great Diamond Island. Owner Alex Wight was the organizer of the highly regarded Flanagans Table series that ran for several years in Buxton.
Crown Jewel will be open seasonally through Columbus Day. Rocky Hunter is the chef for the restaurant; Hunter was formerly a co-chef de cuisine at David’s Opus Ten. Here’s a look at the opening menu he’s put together for Crown Jewel: