Spring has arrived and with it news about new restaurants and food trucks is flowing quickly. Here’s the latest:
A new food truck called WingIt (instagram) was on the Eastern Promenade last Friday. As the name suggests wings are at the center of their menu but it also includes burgers, fries, mac and cheese and more.
Bay Bowls (website, instagram) is under construction on Washington Ave in the space formerly occupied by Onggi. The original Bay Bowls is located in Brunswick, and this will be their second location. They are expecting to open April 8th.
Details are still scarce but it’s confirmed that The Friendly Toast (instagram) will be opening a new location in Portland. The original Friendly Toast opened in Portsmouth and there are now eight locations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Tomaso’s (instagram) has bought the former Halstead’s food truck and plan to launch their own mobile food business this summer. The menu is still under development but expect it to offer a variety of tacos. Update: The truck will be called Disco Jalisco (instagram).
MK Buffet Restaurant (facebook) has opened in the space formerly occupied by the Shawarma and Kebab House at 683 Forest Ave in Woodfords Corner.
Michelle and Steve Corry are launching 555 North (website, instagram) a revival of their longtime Portland restaurant Five Fifty-Five. 555 North will be located The Federal hotel in Brunswick, and is expected to open this spring.
The Proper Cup (instagram) is closing down for the month as of April 2nd and will use the time to build out a new kitchen for the coffee house. When they reopen The Proper Cup menu will expand to include sandwiches, toasts and salads.