Back Bay Grill

Type A Diversions revisited Back Bay Grill and has written a new review for it.

“We enjoyed our dinner so much at The Back Bay Grill that it will now be on our short list of places to dine, rather than the once-or-twice a year visits we have done in the past. The service at The Back Bay Grill is highly professional; the wine list is the best in Portland; and the cuisine is exceptional.”

Single Serving Corry

Chef Steve Corry was interviewed in Single Edition, a website “that embraces the culture of single living” (via Main Food & Lifestyle). Corry is quoted in the article saying, “The way we see it is that if someone is willing to come in alone to dine with us then he/she has an elevated level of expectation that we will strive to exceed. Single diners are immediately viewed as friends of the restaurant so to speak.”

This Week’s Events

The next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place on Monday. There are a pair of events for beer fans taking place on Tuesday. Novare Res is holding a Trappist beer tasting and Bar Lola is holding a beer dinner. There will be a wine tasting at RSVP on Wednesday and a wine and cheese tasting at Public Market House on Thursday. Thursday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Cape Ann Brewing. Thursday through Saturday there’s a pre fixe truffle dinner on the menu at Cinque Terre. The last regularly scheduled Farmers’ Markets of the year are taking place in Monument Square on Wednesday and at Deering Oaks Park on Saturday. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

November Bollard

The November issue of The Bollard is out and this month’s edition includes a new installment in The Land of the Forgotten Cocktail series by award-winning bartender John Myers. Myers writes about the history of the word cocktail as well as providing background and mixing instructions for the Ward 8, Between the Sheets and Alaska. Copies of the newspaper can be found just about anywhere free newspapers are distributed.

Manning the Miss Portland

Bill Nemitz’s column in today’s Press Herald looks at the back story behind the revitalized Miss Portland Diner. Tom Manning, the new owner, grew up in Portland’s East End and currently lives in Connecticut and is the Director of Administration at Newsweek. According to the article, Manning’s plan was to have a quiet opening and give his staff a month before the fanfare of a grand opening next month. Things didn’t quite work out that way and the diner has been quite busy since day one.