Posts By: Meredith Goad
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    Maine a la Carte

    Salvage BBQ opens Sunday: Here’s the menu

    Real hush puppies in Maine? Can this Southern girl just say, "Hallelujah?" That's going to be the first thing I try at the long-awaited opening of Salvage BBQ & Smokehouse, the latest project from Portland restaurateur Jay Villani. After months of renovations, the restaurant will finally open Sunday at 5 p.m. Read on

    Posted: August 29, 2013
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    Martha Stewart Visits Bob’s Clam Hut – Photo!

    Martha Stewart, one of Maine's best known residents, visited Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery Thursday with one of her prized pups. The employee serving her is Chris Cambridge. Read on

    Posted: August 9, 2013
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    UPDATED: Damian Sansonetti opening Piccolo in former Bresca space

    Tonight, the Portland City Council will hear the beer and wine license application (note, no liquor) submitted by chef Damian Sansonetti and his wife Ilma Lopez for their restaurant Piccolo. Since last month, when Sansonetti announced his plan to open an Italian restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Bresca, Lopez left her job as the pastry chef at Grace to join him. Read on

    Posted: August 5, 2013
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    Portland Reconsidering Food Truck Regulations

    Portland officials are trying to find ways to improve the city’s food truck ordinance and procedural rules, and they’ve asked food truck owners for their input before any actual proposals are sent to the city council. Read on

    Posted: August 1, 2013
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    A Sneak Peek at Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill in South Portland

    Adam Powers and Jeremy Rush proudly showed off their new A.N. Bewley barbecue pit from Dallas on Tuesday at 448 Elsmere, the future location of Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill. Read on

    Posted: July 9, 2013
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    New Old Port Restaurant, Compass Rose, Opens July 4

    Compass Rose, a new restaurant at 339 Fore St., is having a soft opening tonight and expects to open to the public on July 4. Read on

    Posted: July 3, 2013
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    A look at the new Hugo’s

    I was fortunate enough to attend a last-minute staff training on Saturday night that included a dry run of the tasting menu, and I can happily report that they have succeeded on both counts. (The restaurant at 88 Middle St. re-opened to the public on Monday. ) The décor is warm, inviting and hip, but not annoyingly so. The food is as outstanding as ever. Read on

    Posted: July 3, 2013
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    Pizza Wars: Lanzalotta Says He’s Been Fired from Micucci’s

    The very thought of Portland without a hot slab of Sicilian pizza covered in slightly sweet, fresh tomato sauce and a sprinkling of cheese left fans of Micucci’s Grocery, a popular Italian market on India Street, panicking on social media Friday. Read on

    Posted: June 28, 2013
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    Menu reveal: Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, MJ’s Wine Bar; Portland & Rochester; Mi Sen

    Details of the plans, both physical and culinary, for four Portland restaurants under construction were revealed at last night's meeting of The Portland City Council. Not all of them are restaurants, exactly. Read on

    Posted: June 4, 2013
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    A Look at Ruby Thailand, A New Restaurant in South Portland

    My colleague Ray Routhier took his wife to lunch today at the new Ruby Thailand Restaurant in South Portland. Read on

    Posted: May 21, 2013