As reported by Portland Psst!, Big Mama’s Diner will be going out of business. A call to the diner has confirmed that Sunday will be their last day. I’ve heard that Papaya King may be moving into the space at 5 Dana Street.
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.”
The Bollard has summarized the history of Granny’s/Billy’s/Grandes which is now out of business.