November Bollard

The November issue of The Bollard is out and this month’s edition includes a new installment in The Land of the Forgotten Cocktail series by award-winning bartender John Myers. Myers writes about the history of the word cocktail as well as providing background and mixing instructions for the Ward 8, Between the Sheets and Alaska. Copies of the newspaper can be found just about anywhere free newspapers are distributed.

Manning the Miss Portland

Bill Nemitz’s column in today’s Press Herald looks at the back story behind the revitalized Miss Portland Diner. Tom Manning, the new owner, grew up in Portland’s East End and currently lives in Connecticut and is the Director of Administration at Newsweek. According to the article, Manning’s plan was to have a quiet opening and give his staff a month before the fanfare of a grand opening next month. Things didn’t quite work out that way and the diner has been quite busy since day one.

This Week’s Events

The next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place on Monday. Wednesday Rabelais and Evangeline and joining forces to celebrate the book The Widow Clicquot; they’ll be holding a joint book signing and champagne dinner at Evangeline. Thursday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Andrews Brewing. There will be a wine tasting at West End Grocery on Friday. Also on Friday, the Foreside Tavern is offering a special lobster menu. A class in Italian gluten-free cooking is taking place Saturday in Falmouth. Farmers’ Markets are taking place in Monument Square on Wednesday and at Deering Oaks Park on Saturday. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.