This Week’s Events: Jay Villani, Greek BBQ, Niyat Takeout, Lager Dog, Thanksgiving List

Tuesday – a panel organized by Score and Portland Downtown will “discuss food and beverage business challenges, successes/mistakes, and pivots—as we navigate doing business during COVID-19”.

WednesdayJay Villani from the Local 188 is Wednesday’s guest chef at the Duckfat Friteshack Grill, and the weekday Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

FridayOther Side Diner is holding a Greek BBQ Night.

SaturdayNiyat Catering is doing a night of takeout from Fork Food Lab, and the weekend Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayLager Dog will be at Oxbow for the first day of a 2-day pop-up.

Thanksgiving – I’ve started getting requests for a list of which restaurants are doing in person or takeout Thanksgiving dinners. So I’ll be keeping a running list and reposting it each Monday as part of this event summary. Chefs: email me with details on your plans at

  • Union – will have a Thanksgiving takeout dinner available for pick-up on Wednesday, and will be serving a 3-course dinner on Thanksgiving Day.
  • The Harraseeket Inn — will be serving a “reverse buffet” Thanksgiving dinner. They will also have some Thanksgiving dinner specials that can be ordered to go.
  • Two Fat Cats — has started taking pre-orders.
  • Lake & Co. — will be offering “a Thanksgiving dinner for 2 for $65 as well as a la carte offerings of roasted turkey breast, mashed chive buttermilk potatoes, two potato gratin, green bean casserole with shiitake and crispy shallot, brussels with bacon, crispy fennel and apple salad, coconut-garlic delicata, gravy and cranberry clementine sauce. Plus 6 pie varieties, biscuits, breads and appetizers.” Along with options for ordering whole birds to cook at home, and home delivery. The deadline for  for ordering a meal is Friday, November 20th.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

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