Under Construction: Portland Mash Tun, MC Union, Crooners & Cocktails

The City Council meets Monday and among the other things on the agenda are liquor licenses for:

  • Portland Mash Tun, a small scale brew pub under construction at 29 Wharf Street. Owner Rick Binet is planning a 54-seat bar that serves house made beer as well as small selection of wines and spirits and a food menu of burgers and other pub food (page 63).  Binet is also a co-owner of The King’s Head Pub. He hopes to open Portland Mash Tun in May.
  • M.C. Union the 70+ seat restaurant and bar operated by chefs by Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier under construction in The Press Hotel(web, facebook, instagram). The draft menu (page 86) includes a raw bar selection, appetizers like “Khmer chicken wings with cool cucumber noodle salad and caraway black pepper dipping sauce” and entrees  such as chicken under a brick and MC lobster mac and cheese. The hotel is expected to open this Spring.
  • Crooners & Cocktails(facebook, twitter), a “moderately priced 39 seat supper club offering a wide array of classic American cuisine, wines and classic cocktails.” C&C is under construction at 90 Exchange in the space most recently occupied by Thai 9. Full draft menus for lunch and dinner are on pages 107-108.

4 comments on “Under Construction: Portland Mash Tun, MC Union, Crooners & Cocktails

  1. At M. C. Union we have a whole lobster for $34. What in gods name can they do with a lobster to lead sane people to pay this price.

  2. At Arrows, Mark and Clark were charging $45 for their Butter Poached Maine Lobster Claws And Knuckles. It’s the James Beard surcharge, I guess.

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