Maine Magazine

The premiere issue of Maine magazine is now out. It includes an article on a set of six recently launched or up and coming restaurants in Portland as well as Three Tides beer/cocktail/oyster bar in Belfast, Old Vines wine bar in Kennebunk, and a profile of winemaker Brian Smith. There is an online version of the magazine but you’ll find it easier to read the articles if you nab a print copy. I picked up my copy at Bard Coffee.

Bonobo Ice Cream Window

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The ice cream window at Bonobo reopened last week. The operation is being run by Sara Lemieux and Kellen Tucker (shown above) who are leasing the space from the pizzeria. The ice cream they’re serving is from Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook.

Grace & The Corner Room

Grace plans on opening tomorrow. According to the restaurant’s blog they were aiming for a soft opening but word spread fast.  The blog goes on to say that they’ll be opening with a limited menu “while we work some kinks out and get product in”.  Portland in a Snap has published a profile of the restaurant and wrote, “The menus will emphasize small plates and appetizers, but with plenty of entree-sized meals. The goal is to keep prices below $30, with the apps falling in the $8-$12 range.”
A call to The Corner Room confirms they also plan on opening tomorrow.
Both restaurants probably already have a full reservation book for Thursday evening. For reservations you can reach Grace at (207) 828-4422 and The Corner Room at (207) 879-4747.

Grace & The Corner Room

Grace plans on opening tomorrow. According to the restaurant’s blog they were aiming for a soft opening but word spread fast.  The blog goes on to say that they’ll be opening with a limited menu “while we work some kinks out and get product in”.  Portland in a Snap has published a profile of the restaurant and wrote, “The menus will emphasize small plates and appetizers, but with plenty of entree-sized meals. The goal is to keep prices below $30, with the apps falling in the $8-$12 range.”

A call to The Corner Room confirms they also plan on opening tomorrow.

Both restaurants probably already have a full reservation book for Thursday evening. For reservations you can reach Grace at (207) 828-4422 and The Corner Room at (207) 879-4747.

Katie Made

katiemadeKatie Made has expanded its commercial and custom baking business to include walk-in retail baked goods and coffee at their location on Cumberland Ave in the East End.