Under Construction: Outliers Eatery

Portland Magazine has published a report on Outliers Eatery, the restaurant under construction on York Street.

Though the chef still remains a mystery, Verrill has fresh ideas on the brain for Outliers Eatery, the name he’s chosen. “We’ll offer an ever-changing seasonal menu. We don’t have the exact details nailed down until I can sign the chef I want, but you can expect a few fish dishes, meat dishes, and several vegetarian options. We’ll also offer small plates for happy hour and only the best local ingredients.” And as far as the bar is concerned, “We’ll only be serving the finest small craft beers. I’ll work with the chef for beer and wine pairings. We’ll also have a very extensive and affordable wine list. I don’t want people to think they can only drink great wine for a special occasion.”

Those of you with good memories will recall that this former home of Popeye’s Ice House was slated to be another Tod Dana (owner of the El Rayo’s) restaurant called River House. Dana, however, sold the property earlier this year to Peter Verrill. Verrill’s name may be familiar because he was part of the team that launched Grace.