The Maine scallop season for draggers and divers has been reduced by nearly 50% according to this report from the Press Herald.
The Press Herald has reviewed Punky’s.
“So thanks to Punky’s and other places like it in P-town, dear restaurateur, maybe I’ll be able to make it through this recession. Maybe, if I grab breakfast or lunch at Punky’s on a regular basis, I’ll save enough dough to be able to visit you again soon. Save me some Winter Point oysters. Please.”
For those of you still hankering for more Bizarre Foods or Deathmatch news you’re in luck. Plating Up the official blog of Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine has posted some observations on the show and johnnyd has a item on the eGullet forums (scroll to the bottom of the page) with details on “presentations that were left on the cutting-room floor”.
There’s a last minute addtion to the calendar for tonight. The South Portland Historical Society will host a program called “The Sardine Industry of Portland and South Portland in the 1900s.” They’ll be showing a documentary film and then will have an open discussion “among participants who either worked in, or lived near, the local sardine factories”. The event takes place at the South Portland City Hall tonight at 6:30.
The Bollard has an article about a recommendation from the police to the City Council to not renew Slainte’s liquor license.
Beer Locavore has posted his thoughts on the new Barleywine from Shipyard and the Espresso Amber Ale from Peak Organic.
Tasting in Tongues has posted a review of Bar of Chocolate Cafe.
“I wanted great service on this lazy Sunday afternoon, in a nice setting, and a dessert and drink combo that would lull me into a hypnotic state as I stare off into the distance letting the rich chocolate work its magic on my stressed out soul. Well I got exactly what I wanted at the Bar of Chocolate, at 38 Wharf Street.”