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.

RWME Hugo’s Review

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.

RWME Cinque Terre Review

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.

Silver House Tavern Review

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.

El Rayo

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.