A new post from Portland in a Snap reports on the Winter Farmers’ Market and includes a detailed menu of items and prices available from participating vendors. The options range from rutabagas and golden shallots to creme freche and ewegurt.
The Press Herald has reviewed the lunch options at Big Sky.
“It’s somewhat surprising to me that Big Sky Bread Company does lunch so well. I mean, it’s a bakery, so making great breads and baked goods is the priority. But the lunches are worth getting excited about too.”
Today’s paper has a report on the collaboration by members of Portland’s Jewish and Muslim communities to serve a holiday meal at the Wayside Soup Kitchen.
“While Greek cuisine is not exotic, Emilitsa shows the kind of deep loyalty to the clarity of a certain set of flavors and ingredients — in their case primarily lemon, olive, lamb, and yogurt — that more often emerges in larger cities that can cultivate the novel without external assistance.”
The Maine Switch has reviewed Burrito.
“When the temperature nosedives and the snow starts to fall, it’s convenient to have a way to escape the weather. One of my favorite getaways is ¡Burrito! in Westbrook, where the laid-back atmosphere and Latin-influenced fare make it feel like a South-of-the-Border vacation.”
Also in this week’s Switch is a profile of Loco Pollo, the Washington Ave eatery recently opened by Corey Jones.
Portland in a Snap has published an update on the Port City Music Hall. According to the owner, PCMH will be opening in mid January.
Foodie events are very limited this week. Many of you are running your own limited access events in your homes over the next few days. As for the public events, on Monday the next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is being held, and on Wednesday night Cinque Terre is holding a Christmas Eve Dinner. As reported by the Munjoy Hill News, a Farmers’ Market will be taking place Wednesday afternoon in Monument Square. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.
Back Bay Grill received 5 stars from this week’s Taste & Tell review in the Maine Sunday Telegram.
“Excellent service and dinners are both part of the picture at Back Bay Grill, an elegant restaurant that makes you feel at home.”