Both the Portland Daily Sun and Portland Press Herald have run stories about RestaurantWeekME.
Also in today’s Press Herald is a news short on a pair of robberies at The Stadium and Five Fifty-Five.
Portland police are investigating the theft of $1,500 in fine wine from a downtown restaurant this week.
The owners of the 555 restaurant at 555 Congress St. reported Thursday that someone forced their way into the restaurant during the previous night and stole 30 bottles of wine, police said.
Details about the type of wine and vintage were not available.
Chef Jeff Landry opened his new restaurant The Farmer’s Table tonight. For a look at the restaurant and tonight’s menu read the latest post from Portland in a Snap.
Type A Diversions has published a RestaurantWeekME review of Hugo’s.
In addition to the three course prix fixe menu for $30.09, a supplemental course – either Maine Mussel Risotto or Mac & Cheese with Crimini Mushrooms – was offered for an additional $10. We chose one of each. Fresh peas graced the saffron-infused risotto, while a hint of lemon added wonderful lightness to the traditionally-heavy cheesy pasta dish.
According to a twitter post from Peak Brewing, The Farmer’s Table is planning on opening tonight (via a post on Portland Psst!).
If true, that has to be one of the fastest restaurant start-ups in recent memory.
Type A Diversions has published a RestaurantWeekME review of Cinque Terre.
For our first two courses we tried the Arancini (crispy risotto and Maine crab balls served with romesco sauce and pesto) and the cajun-style Grilled Monkfish served with chickpeas, arugula pesto and Sicilian tapenade (fabulous!). As a bonus Chef Lee Skawinski has added a free cheese course – served with candied walnuts – to the prix fixe menu. Our only disappointment was the dessert.
Blog About Beer was mentioned in Mutineer Magazine‘s short list of brew blog must reads.
The Portland Bar Guide has reviewed Silver House Tavern.
When I walked in all talking stopped. I mean it, not a single person said a word. Trust me, it’s not like I’m a real head turner, so I didn’t really get the jaw-dropping silence. I walked up to the bartender and said, “Hey, how’s it going?” No one resumed their conversation. I’m totally guessing here, but I’m thinking this place is more known for their regulars than not.
Sol Foods LLC, the company behind the new Mexican restaurant under construction on York Street, won approval last night from the Portland City Council for a liquor license. They were planning on calling the restaurant Taco Land but have decide to go by El Rayo instead. Their liquor license application includes a draft menu.
There’s a round-up of several food community news items in the Food & Health section of today’s newspaper. The article reports on the Portland Food Co-op, the Maine Senior FarmShare program, spring CSA shares, Eco Appetito and Tango & Tapas on Peaks.