A brand new bar and grill referred to as Volcano (web site, instagram) has opened at 155 Riverside Avenue within the area previously occupied by Seasons Grille. The menu consists of salads, apps, pasta, pizza, burgers and entrees together with lamb chops, steaks and chargrilled salmon.

The house owners of Volcano are George and Jossie Papanikolaou who additionally personal Stacks Pancake Firm. Stacks opened in July 2021. Previous to shifting to Maine the Papanikolaou’s operated eating places in New York and New Jersey.

Volcano is open day by day, 4 pm – 11 pm.

The 2023 Portland Meals Map Pocket Information is now obtainable. This useful paper reference highlights a big selection of the eating places, bakeries, breweries, espresso retailers, cocktail bars, and cafes that make consuming and consuming in Portland so compelling. This yr it consists of an expanded choice of Maine eating places as nicely.
The Pocket Information is a snapshot in time of the meals neighborhood. Test again right here for the newest info and updates on openings in addition to the complete checklist of impartial eateries within the metropolis…and verify with restaurant web sites for the newest on days and hours of operation.
Many because of the Pocket Information sponsors. Their assist performs a vital position in making the information obtainable: Evergreen Credit score Union, The Press Resort, the Cover by Hilton Waterfront lodge, The Boulos Firm, Wine Smart and Vertical Harvest.
Whereas provides final you may pick-up a free copy of the information at these native companies: Portland Buying and selling Firm, Rose Meals, Tandem Espresso, Onggi and Oxbow Brewing Firm on Washington Ave, the Portland Yoga Collective, the Ugly Duckling, Bresca and the Honey Bee in New Gloucester, Rabelais in Biddeford, Desk Bar in Gardiner, and The Alna Retailer in Alna. Sadly, we don’t have the capability to mail copies of the pocket information.
The pocket information wouldn’t be pretty much as good as it’s, in truth it wouldn’t exist in any respect, with out the abilities and contributions of Daybreak Hagin from Uncommon Chook Strategic and graphic designer Sofija Razgaitis. Congratulate them on their work the following time you see them on the town.

Rosemont Market has introduced the rent of a brand new CEO. Mark Legislation is taking over management of the the market and bakery from the longtime co-owner and CEO John Naylor.

“Mark shares my core values in working a enterprise that cares about folks,” stated Rosemont co-owner John Naylor, “In addition to my ardour for meals and our mission to encourage folks to eat the very best quality meals, and every time potential from the place they stay. This previous yr, Mark has served as a guide to our enterprise, giving me full confidence that with Mark on the helm of Rosemont, we’ll strengthen our dedication to the neighborhood, our clients, and our meals producing companions.”

Mark Legislation (linkedin) was the COO of New Seasons Market in Portland, Oregon for six years, and labored in a wide range of management roles at Complete Meals in Boston and Boulder for twelve years previous to that.

Naylor will stay concerned because the president of the corporate and chair of the board of administrators whereas stepping again from overseeing day-to-day operations at Rosemont. Naylor might be redirecting his energies to working with native non-profits resembling Farms for Meals Fairness and Fork Meals Lab.

Rosemont has seven places. The primary market and bakery opened on Brighton Ave within the Rosemont neighborhood in 2005 by co-owners Scott Anderson and John Naylor.

A brand new restaurant referred to as Little Pig (web site, instagram) has moved into the previous Figgy’s location within the West Finish.

House owners Michael and Piyathida Macdonnell might be serving a menu of what they’re calling “Thai-ish” delicacies—dishes that convey collectively components of their Maine and Thai backgrounds.

We hope to convey just a little little bit of our household’s dinner desk to yours with our first take away location. In our blended household of South East Asian and East Coast people, we attempt to convey lots of enjoyable and lots of taste.

Meals on the streets have been a few of our favorites. If we are able to obtain just a bit little bit of that far-east feeling right here in Portland, our hearts might be full.

We plan on providing some acquainted classics and a few new concepts. Our objectives are to at all times be approachable and at all times be full flavored.

Whereas they’re nonetheless engaged on a full menu and launch, the Macdonnell’s might be holding Little Pig pop-up (see menu under) this coming Saturday by means of Monday, 2 pm – 6 pm. Little Pig is positioned at 722B Congress Avenue on the again facet of the Yordprom Espresso constructing.

To get caught up on all the brand new eating places underneath improvement go to our Below Building Record.

All WeekPortland Wine Week launches at present and runs by means of Sunday. Go to the PWW web site to get particulars on the 56 occasions and weeklong choices happening.

Thursday – The Forsythia Tea Undertaking and baker Kassandra Martinez are holding a tea and cake pop-up at Belleville – preorder obtainable.

FridayEmpanada Membership is instructing an empanada making class at Fork Meals Lab.

Saturday – the annual Ales for Tails occasion is happening on the Spring Level Ledge Lighthouse in South Portland.

Saturday-MondayLittle Pig is holding a pop-up.

June 19Crispy Gai and 11 bakers are collaborating on a Juneteenth bake sale benefiting the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition – preorder on-line.

June 19-25 – 4 eating places and bars are holding a sizzling canine crawl and associated occasions referred to as Wurst Week Ever.

June 22-24 – The Holy Trinity Church is holding their annual Greek Pageant.

June 24Lauren Radel would be the visitor chef at a 5-course Peruvian dinner at Nina June in Rockport.

July 6 – Writer and cooking instructor Viola Buitoni would be the visitor chef at a 5-course Italisn dinner at Nina June in Rockport.

July 15 – Cook dinner, creator, and immigrant rights activist Louisa Shafia would be the visitor chef for a Persian dinner at Nina June in Rockport. Shafia can even be instructing a pair of cooking courses at Nina July on July ninth and tenth.

July 23Maine Open Farm Day is happening, and Maine Bakers for a Trigger are holding an occasion at Ugly Duckling.

August 23 – An Excellent within the Area dinner is happening at Dandelion Spring Farm with visitor chef Neil Zabriskie from Regards.

September 10Maine Cheese Pageant.

September 24The Saltyard is holding a cocktail brunch at Wolfe’s Neck Heart in Freeport.

September 30Tender Desk is holding their third annual meals and artwork honest in Congress Sq. Park.

October 8Maine Open Creamery Day is happening.

November 5Chaval is holding a late harvest dinner at Wolfe’s Neck Heart in Freeport.

Boston-based web site The Meals Lens has revealed consuming guides to Biddeford and to Kennebunkport.

In the present day’s Maine Sunday Telegram features a evaluate of Lenora, and

Chef Rian Wyllie’s Mexican-street-food-inspired menu options the dishes you’d anticipate, served on cute, funky melamine dishes you won’t. Baja fish tacos, housemade tortilla chips to dunk in green-apple-and-tomatillo salsa cruda or guacamole, and a Oaxacan twist on a Nashville sizzling hen sandwich are all standouts, as are cocktails just like the grapefruity Luna Rosa.

a a round-up of vegan/vegetarian meals information from round Maine.

With summer season within the air, seasonal spots promoting plant-based eats are open. On the identical time, Maine entrepreneurs are including vegan merchandise and increasing vegan menus. Right here’s the newest vegan and vegetarian information from Maine.

The Press Herald studies there was a hearth Friday night time at on Change Avenue. The injury appears to have been restricted to The Grill Room. An announcement from the restaurant on imstagram reads,

We remorse to tell our clients that our restaurant is closed till additional discover because of a hearth incident. Our precedence is at all times the security of our clients and workers, and we’re at present assessing the injury and dealing with the authorities to analyze the reason for the fireplace. We apologize for any inconvenience this may occasionally trigger and admire your understanding throughout this troublesome time. We are going to replace you as quickly as potential on when we can reopen and serve you once more.
Thanks in your assist.

Huge Tree Hospitality is opening the brand new South Freeport Village Market (web site, instagram) this weekend. The constructing is owned and just lately renovated by Mary Beth and Chris Lorenz, and is positioned just a few blocks away from the Freeport City Wharf and Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster.

The South Freeport Village market has been a staple in the neighborhood for the reason that 1950’s and we’re excited to be part of this revitalization mission. The market can have a café and a bean to cup espresso program that includes Rwanda Bean. Choices will embody pastries and breads from Little Spruce Baking Co. The Market will give attention to breakfast and lunch in addition to, native produce, beer and wine, recent flowers and sundries.

The market might be open day by day 7 am – 8 pm.

Huge Tree Hospitality purchased Hugo’s from Rob Evans and Nancy Pugh and launched Eventide Oyster Firm in 2012, they opened The Honey Paw in 2015, after which Eventide Fenway in 2017. Along with the South Freeport Village Market in addition they function the Higgins Seaside Market in Scarborough and the City Touchdown Market in Falmouth.

Zachary Poole, Joey Joseph and David Phillips have purchased the Portland Beer Hub (web site, instagram) and plan to reopen the enterprise early this summer season. The brand new Beer Hub will retail packaged beer, wine and ready meals. Clients can even be capable of get pleasure from a menu of drinks and snacks on the Beer Hub. The ten-tap draft system will serve beer, wine, cider and seltzer, and so they plan to additionally serve a restricted vary of bottled wine.

Poole and Phillips are the co-owners of the Maine Brew Bus. The Portland Beer Hub is positioned on the nook of Pearl and Fore Streets in Boothby Sq..