Back Bay Grill

The Portland Phoenix has reviewed Back Bay Grill.

“Opened 20 years ago on an odd bayside corner, the Back Bay Grill looks seasoned rather than old. The front room and bar are truly lovely – with vintage lamps kept low, dark wainscoting, and a darker inlaid ceiling. A bustling open kitchen sits right on top of the bar, behind a curtain of copper pans.”

One Eyed Jacks

The Portland Press Herald has reviewed One Eyed Jacks Pizza.

“When I heard that One Eyed Jacks Pizza on Commercial Street in Portland had outstanding pizza, I assumed (totally my bias) that the cooks there must make a thick-doughed pizza. I was wrong, but, as it turns out, delightfully so.”

Bonobo

Type A Diversions has reviewed Bonobo, a pizzeria in the West End.

“Their thin and crisp crusted pizzas feature fresh, unusual toppings; the restaurant itself is laid back, yet sophisticated enough for a casual date night on the town. Though I wouldn’t make Bonobo a regular destination, I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to dine there again when in the area.”

October Bollard

The October issue of The Bollard has hit newsstands. This month’s edition includes a review of the Sunday brunch at Caiola’s, articles about the advantages of home canning and about cooking fresh caught fish, and a new installment in The Land of the Forgotten Cocktail series by award-winning bartender John Myers. Copies can be found just about anywhere free newspapers are distributed.

“New Era in Dining Out”

The Portland Phoenix has reviewed Steve and Renee’s Diner.

“By staking the nation’s wealth on speculative loans and the housing bubble, rather than stable jobs with respectable salaries, we may have ushered in a new era in dining out . . . It won’t be so bad. A visit to Steve and Renee’s diner for the Saturday night all-you-can-eat turkey dinner (for $8.50!) is enough to convince you that things will be all right while we wait this one out.”

"New Era in Dining Out"

The Portland Phoenix has reviewed Steve and Renee’s Diner.

“By staking the nation’s wealth on speculative loans and the housing bubble, rather than stable jobs with respectable salaries, we may have ushered in a new era in dining out . . . It won’t be so bad. A visit to Steve and Renee’s diner for the Saturday night all-you-can-eat turkey dinner (for $8.50!) is enough to convince you that things will be all right while we wait this one out.”