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HillyTown Presented: Mayo Street (+ BBQ) [7.29.11]

Two things I love are music and food, so this event was a chance to pair the two. Despite some threatening clouds and occasional drizzle (oh, and that sold out Beirut show across town), the pre-show backyard BBQ we set up at Mayo Street Arts on Friday went off without a hitch, and music . . . → Read More: HillyTown Presented: Mayo Street (+ BBQ) [7.29.11]

Music Fans Need Food Too: Exchange St. Cafe

Portland has a new late night food option. Offering “Just good Italian food” and some of the most enthusiastic service I’ve seen after 1am, the Exchange Street Cafe is open until 2AM Thursday-Saturday, making it a new option for post-rock show snacking (yes, they’re open other times too).

Sure, the food is pretty straightforward . . . → Read More: Music Fans Need Food Too: Exchange St. Cafe

Music Fans Need Food Too: Barbecue at Deux Cochon

On Monday I stopped by the grand opening of a new food vendor in the Public Market House in Monument Square right in the heart of downtown Portland. Deux Cochon is – and I need to breathe a sigh of relief every time I say this – an amazing BBQ joint. Yes, in Maine. Last . . . → Read More: Music Fans Need Food Too: Barbecue at Deux Cochon

Portland Food Update April 2010

The past few months have seen some changes in the Portland food scene (I’m talking the one I’m interested in – pizza, bbq, hot dogs, bacon-dusted fries, etc., not that fancy or healthy stuff!). Here’s a quick update:

Opening almost two months ago was the Skinny Cart BBQ at 202 Washington Ave. While I . . . → Read More: Portland Food Update April 2010

Nosh, Almost There.

Nosh, the new “Kitchen Bar” opening in the space at 551 Congress Street formerly occupied by The White Heart, looks like it’s just about ready to open (anybody out there have a firm date? Perhaps this weekend? word is a soft “friends and family” opening now – or rather already tonight – with a . . . → Read More: Nosh, Almost There.

Figa?

I noticed that the new Figa Restaurant on Congress Street has a sign up and it looks like the interior is coming along nicely, with chairs and other furniture in place… but when is the opening? If you know, please share!

In other food news, the Phoenix recently featured my favorite pizza joint, Otto . . . → Read More: Figa?

Portland Cookie Review: Big Sky Bakery

review by Biscuit Wakefield – please read “Biscuit On Cookies“

Big Sky Bakery Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Walnut Cookie (I purchased mine from the Public Market, but it’s available at the Woodfords location as well) (My apologies, I forgot the price. Again! It was reasonable, though, I remember that. Good cookies are so distracting.) Now that . . . → Read More: Portland Cookie Review: Big Sky Bakery

Luke’s Lobster In NYC

review by Biscuit Wakefield

Eaters of Portland!

I realize that Bryan, Hilly Town’s owner, asked me to review chocolate-chip cookies for this fine web site. I am sorry that my CCC reviews have slowed of late — the summer was busy, my garden was suffering, and other obligations interfered. I promise I will have . . . → Read More: Luke’s Lobster In NYC

Takin Root: Over A Cardboard Sea / the Orchards / Excuse Me Sircus / Lady Zen / Hanifa Washington

Who Takin Root: Over A Cardboard Sea / the Orchards / Excuse Me Sircus / Lady Zen / Hanifa Washington When Saturday, August 8, 2009 6:30pm – $15 dinner+show / $10 dinner only / $8 show only – All Ages Where SPACE Gallery (map) 538 Congress St Portland, ME, USA 04101 Other Info”Taking Root” will start at 6:30 pm with a local and organic dinner featuring salad, an entree and dessert prepared by Local Sprouts Cooperative. At 8pm, we will celebrate Local Sprouts Cooperative’s 2nd Anniversary with local performers including: Over a Cardboard Sea, the Orchards, Lady Zen, Hanifa Washington, the Excuse Me Circus, and more. Through out the night Local Sprouts will be holding a raffle and will be sharing information about our new Community Supported Cafe. For more information contact Local Sprouts at 615-9970, or by email: food@localsproutscooperative.com, or visit their website: localsproutscooperative.com.

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Music Fans Need Food Too: Otto’s Pizza

Let’s get one more food post in, while we’re on a roll.

Again we take an optimistic look at late night pizza options in Portland. The other day I spotted this Craigslist ad (thanks, job search rss feed!), and then the Psst! confirmed it: a new restaurant by the name of Otto’s Pizza would . . . → Read More: Music Fans Need Food Too: Otto’s Pizza

Some People Get Thirsty: El Rayo Michelada

I know, two food-related posts in a row? I thought this was a music blog! Don’t worry, it is. I just enjoy food, as you may have noticed. Drinks, too.

At El Rayo Taqueria (aka that new taco joint in Portland that’s really good) yesterday I noticed an interesting beverage on the drink menu: a . . . → Read More: Some People Get Thirsty: El Rayo Michelada

Portland Cookie Review: The Udder Place

review by Biscuit Wakefield

The Udder Place Chocolate Chip Cookie My apologies. I forgot the price.

Two years ago I joined my husband on a trip to New York City, where he was attending a boat sales show, and there I encountered a chocolate chip cookie unlike any I’d ever eaten. It was at . . . → Read More: Portland Cookie Review: The Udder Place

Portland Cookie Review: Hilltop Coffee Shop

review by Biscuit Wakefield

Hilltop Coffee Shop Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip $0.50 (baked the day before) + tax

Fellow gardeners know, all too well, the expression “The bloom is off the rose.” Comes a day when the air chills, the sky darkens, and your hard-tended beds let faded petals fall to the ground. Is . . . → Read More: Portland Cookie Review: Hilltop Coffee Shop

Portland Cookie Review: North Star Cafe

review by Biscuit Wakefield

North Star Music Cafe Chocolate-Chip Walnut (not vegan) $1.75 + tax

This hefty cookie is no lightweight snack: measuring just over four inches across, it stands up to dunking in cold milk, hot coffee, or both. The thick, chewy interior is pleasant, though the edges wobble on the line between . . . → Read More: Portland Cookie Review: North Star Cafe

Roundup, Not Just Music (April 4-10)

Gerald Von Stoddard sent out the word this week that the mighty have fallen. Local juggernauts Cougars Kill Cobras have called it quits. Bummer. A new club in Windham called Club 302 will have their grand opening on April 22. They are currently booking bands. The Noise has an interesting review of the Johnny . . . → Read More: Roundup, Not Just Music (April 4-10)