There’s more news on the cause of the fire this weekend in Bramhall Square and the future for Binga’s and Al-Mustaqim from The Bollard and the Press Herald.
According to an article in this week’s Portland Phoenix, 6 local restaurants have pledged to serve tap instead of bottled water as part of Food and Water Watch’s Take Back the Tap campaign. This week’s Phoenix also reported that Papaya King hopes to open by mid-December and Port City Music Hall plans to debut on New Year’s Eve.
Honey and Mead
Overland Apiares and Maine Mead Works have been added to the Portland Food Map directory.
Chris2fer has reviewed Bintliff’s American Cafe and rated them 2 out of 5 stars.
“Our waitress was charming and happy and prompt and non-invasive and accessible. She was the high point of out visit, I think.”
More on Bramhall Fire
Here are some photos from Stephen Quirk and a video segment from channel 8 on Sunday’s fire at Binga’s Wingas.
Type A Diversions has a brief update on the rice used at Benkay.
Bramhall Square Fire
Both Binga’s Wingas and Al-Mustaqim Halal Market were damaged by a three alarm blaze on Sunday, according to this report from the Press Herald.
This Week's Events
On Monday the next Piatto per Tutti cooking class is taking place. Wednesday night The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer of Allagash Brewing. Both Eve’s and Verillo’s are open for special Thanksgiving Day dinners. Next Sunday, knife maker Adam Simha will be at Rabelais Books for a demonstration of his work. For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.
Gritty McDuff’s received 3 stars from this week’s Taste & Tell review in the Maine Sunday Telegram.
“The lodestone of Maine microbreweries, Gritty McDuff’s Portland Brew Pub makes terrific ales and fine pub food, but the steak salad needs work.”