Matt’s Wood Roasted Organic Coffee in Pownal is running a photography competition. To enter you need to send in a photo of your woodpile by midnight November 15—no that’s not a typo, it’s really a woodpile photo comptetion. According to Matt’s site, the photos will be judged on “image composition and creativity, the skill and industriousness of the stacker, our own whim and state of indigestion, and the like.” The winner gets a free supply of Matt’s coffee beans. Complete rules and instructions are available on the Matt’s website.
John Myers has launched a write-in campaign for a seat on the Portland City Council with the slogan of “Change we can count!” Myers works as the bartender and The Grill Room and writes a monthly column entitled The Land of the Forgotten Cocktail for The Bollard.
Thai Chef Buffet opened for business today on Congress Street.
The folks at the Maine Food & Lifestyle blog have published a Q&A interview with me about Portland Food Map.
Travels with Hilary has published reviews of North Star Music Cafe,
“North Star’s fare leans toward good for you and good for the planet”,
“Silly’s is retro refined, with Formica tables and red vinyl and metal chairs, tin ceiling, and walls lined with photos of customers displaying Silly’s bumper stickers in far-flung locations.”
The front page on today’s Press Herald features an article about the plummeting price for lobster and how it’s impacting the industry.
The Portland Phoenix has reviewed Back Bay Grill.
“Opened 20 years ago on an odd bayside corner, the Back Bay Grill looks seasoned rather than old. The front room and bar are truly lovely – with vintage lamps kept low, dark wainscoting, and a darker inlaid ceiling. A bustling open kitchen sits right on top of the bar, behind a curtain of copper pans.”
The Portland Press Herald has reviewed One Eyed Jacks Pizza.
“When I heard that One Eyed Jacks Pizza on Commercial Street in Portland had outstanding pizza, I assumed (totally my bias) that the cooks there must make a thick-doughed pizza. I was wrong, but, as it turns out, delightfully so.”