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First Look at Terlingua – Opening Tonight!

My friends Melanie and Pliny Reynolds are opening a restaurant on Washington Avenue, called Terlingua (opening tonight at 5pm!). I am predisposed to love it, since I a) love Mel and Plin and b) have always enjoyed any of the food … Continue reading

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First Look: The Honey Paw

The Honey Paw, the much-awaited “non-denominational noodle bar” from the owners of Hugo’s and Eventide Oyster Co. is now open. They are open from 11 a.m until 10 p.m. today through Monday at 78 Middle Street (next to Eventide).  A … Continue reading

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First Look: Reopened East Ender

I eagerly stopped into the East Ender on Middle Street in Portland last night for happy hour. I’m an unabashed fan of Karl and Bill’s cooking – last seen coming from the bright orange Small Axe food truck. The two … Continue reading

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First Look at Bao Bao Dumpling House

Yet another much-anticipated restaurant opened last night: Bao Bao Dumpling House at 133 Spring Street in Portland’s West End. The small dumpling shop is the Portland outpost of Brunswick chef Cara Stadler of Tao Yuan.  I went over early in the … Continue reading

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First Look at Brahmall

Rejoice! The Bramhall Pub has opened again! Under new owners/management and with a new name (just ‘Bramhall’ now), but still with the same subterranean, dare I say, dungeon-esque feel. It’s so exciting to see the space again – it’s been … Continue reading

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First Look at Slab Sicilian Street Food

Since Stephen Lanzalotta’s firing from Micucci’s Italian Grocery last summer, fans of his Sicilian slab-style pizza have been eagerly waiting to enjoy slabs shaped by his hands again. Shortly after leaving Micucci’s, Lanzalotta announced he’d be opening a new restaurant … Continue reading

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First Look at Lolita

Update: Lolita is now open 11AM-11PM, every day except Tuesday  My Paloma with Marcona almonds and mussels snack plates When Bar Lola closed last November, but the owners, Guy and Stella Hernandez, said they were still committed to running a … Continue reading

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