Type A Diversions has reviewed lunch at the Dogfish Cafe.
The cuisine at the Dogfish Cafe was simple, fresh, delicious and moderately priced; the service was friendly and relaxed. While it’s not a place I would choose to dine for dinner, I would stop into the Dogfish Cafe again for lunch.
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The Blueberry Files has published a trio of reviews for Pom’s Thai Taste, Local 188 and Buffalo Wings-N-Things.
The April issue of The Bollard is now out. The new issue includes another installment in the Land of the Forgotten Cocktails series and a Breakfast Serial review of Kath’s Cafe and Catering on Brighton Ave.
I was a fan of the Blue House Café, and our family quietly mourned its passing…But Kath and Tim have done an admirable job maintaining the comfortable atmosphere and high standards that will keep us coming back.
Bard Coffee Roasters is putting the finishing touches on their Middle Street location in preparation for opening this Monday.
A new restaurant, The Salt Exchange, is being planned for 245 Commercial Street. The restaurant plans on serving ” a small plate menu…in a casual/upscale setting with an open kitchen concept”. A sample menu can be seen on page 125 of the agenda for the April 6 meeting of the City Council.
The Danforth Inn is also planning to open a “small restaurants available to our guests and other patrons”. A sample menu can be seen on page 103 of the agenda. Appetizers, salads, cheese and desserts predominate.
BeerBloggers.com has a report on the vertical tasting of Ola Dubh held last night at Novare Res.
The differences among these beers are subtle but noticeable. The 12 tasted the most like a traditional stout. The 18 showed a bit of tar and was lovely. The 30 was my favorite, very smooth…The 40 was round and mellow, and offered more of a beer-whiskey synthesis on the palate.
The results are in from this year’s Opinionated About Dining Survey. Both Hugo’s and Fore Street scored high enough, 94 and 92 points out of 100, to fall into the Highly Recommended category.
Portland was ranked #1 on Forbes.com’s list of the Most Livable cities in America. The article looked at income growth, cost of living, culture, crime and unemployment gleaned from Moody’s Economy.com, Sperling’s Best Places and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to tabulate the rankings.
The beer at Gritty McDuff’s might be enough to lure people to Portland…Tasty microbrews aren’t the only reason to like Portland. Thanks to high marks in five key quality of life metrics, Portland tops this year’s list of America’s Most Livable Cities.
Homegrown Herb & Tea, the East End herbal tea shop run by Sarah Richards, has been written up in Design*Sponge (via Portland Psst!).
Each and every cup of tea that is mixed and brewed at Homegrown is done right when you order it. Sarah doesn’t have her tea already blended and sitting around; it’s all freshly made and beautifully cared for right on the spot and that fact sets the tone for your tea-drinking experience. One goes in, thinks about what you’re in the mood for (perhaps you need a boost in energy or you’re dealing with a small ailment), discusses it with Sarah and then waits while the tea is prepared.
The Blueberry Files has reviewed Bonobo.
Last time I felt like I was… bothering the staff? … But maybe it was just an off night, because on our second visit, everyone was warm and polite. I hope when you visit, you find the same, because the food is definitely worth a trip down to the West End.