Roasty’s on Congress Street

Ada’s Kitchen owner Jennifer Rockwell will be opening a new business called Roasty’s (instagram) at 642 Congress Street.

Roasty’s will be a counter service restaurant that will showcase a variety of regional roast beef sandwiches as well as other sandwiches including vegetarian options. Rockwell is still developing the menu but expects to offer a French dip roast beef sandwich, an Italian beef sandwich, a Beef on Weck sandwich and a Boston Northshore style roast beef sandwich.

We are excited to breathe new life into this space and return to Portland’s food scene with Roasty’s. Portland holds a special place for food enthusiasts, and we’ve been eager to find the perfect moment to rejoin this community. Food tells a story, especially here in Portland, and we’re excited to share some of our favorite nostalgic moments and signature Roast Beef sandwiches with you.

Rockwell had launched a Portland outpost of her Rockland-based restaurant Ada’s Kitchen at 642 Congress Street in early 2020 which closed in late 2021. She plans to keep the layout largely the same as Ada’s Portland with a 7-seat bar and 3 two-top tables and will have the full menu available for takeout. She hopes to launch Roasty’s in August.