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]
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
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
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, 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.
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?
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
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
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
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)