Category Archives: Portland

Hugo’s, Portland ME

Hugo’s Restaurant Everything Bagel – Salmon Mousse, Onions, Crème Fraiche Garlic Buttermilk Biscuits with Butter Pork Katsu – Buckwheat, Chinese Mustard, Pickled Celtuce Halibut Crudo – Tomatillo, Radish, Yuzu Kosho Charred Broccolini – House Ricotta, Salsa Verde, Spicy Pepitas Sweetbreads … Continue reading

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Slab, Portland ME

Slab The hand slab – Steve’s original tomato, mozzarella and provolone Sicilian pie, 1lb hand-slab Monstri Meatball – 2 lb. ‘monster’ beer braised beef, pork sausage and peperoncini meatball sandwich with slab gravy and melted cheeses on a toasted luna … Continue reading

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Duckfat, Portland ME

Duckfat SMALL POUTINE – our Belgian fries topped with locally sourced cheese curd, duck gravy, fresh chives OVERNIGHT DUCK CONFIT – kimchi, cilantro-lime mayo SLOW ROASTED PULLED PORK CUBANO – mustard pickles, Swiss, garlic-mustard mayo “THE ORIGINAL” DUCKFAT MILKSHAKE – … Continue reading

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The Holy Donut, Portland ME

The Holy Donut Bacon Cheese Blueberry Strawberry Lemonade Maple Sweet Potato Ginger Allen’s Coffee Brandy Chocolate Sea Salt Having rounded on a good number of “the best” doughnut shops in America, depending on whose list you trust, a stop at … Continue reading

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Tandem Coffee Roasters, Portland ME

Tandem Coffee Roasters Iced Coffee Loaded Biscuit Blackberry Hazelnut and Rosemary Scone Pistachio Cake Banana Black Sesame Cake Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookie Brown Butter, Cinnamon and Orange Sticky Bun Filling a former Gas Station with an in in-house bakery … Continue reading

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White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport ME

White Barn Inn Iced Tea Ber’s Nose – Absinthe & Old Tom Gin, Raspberry Cordial, Lemon Winter Solstice – Raspberry, Cranberry Juice, Club Soda Focaccia, White, Whole Wheat Roll, Multigrain Epi, Olive Oil, Butter Beef Tartare, Brioche Crisp, Capers, Garden … Continue reading

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Eventide Oyster Co., Portland ME

Eventide Oyster Co. Fried Oyster Bun – Tartar, Pickled Vegetables Buttermilk Fried Chicken Bun – Ranch, Pickled Watermelon, Coleslaw Peekytoe Crab Bun – Mayo, Lemon, Dill Eventide Brown Butter Lobster Roll Dashi Chowder – Miso, Seafood, Potato, Charred Onion, Biscuit … Continue reading

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Bard Coffee, Portland ME

Bard Nitro Cold Brew A brief stop for a pick-me-up, baked goods long gone by noon, Bard Coffee has been called Portland’s best place for an afternoon caffeine boost and although several styles including Pour-over, Espresso, Latte and Cappuccino are … Continue reading

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Otto Pizza, Portland ME

Otto Housemade Pork & Beef Meatballs in Pomodoro Sauce Mashed Potato, Bacon and Scallion Pie Three-Cheese Tortellini Pie Undoubtedly one of Portland’s most well-known entities, eleven locations now found around town or as far as Boston to the South, it … Continue reading

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The Standard Baking Co., Portland ME

The Standard Baking Co. Chocolate Chip Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Lobster Shortbreads Apricot Almond Galette Chocolate Chip Financier Rhubarb Crumb Tart Blueberry Oat Scone Morning Bun Widely known thanks to accolades both printed and televised, The Standard Baking Company in … Continue reading

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Bayside American Cafe, Portland ME

Bayside American Café Coffee Lobster Benedict Lemon Blueberry French Toast Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Not only surviving, but thriving since rebranding from Bintliff’s, Bayside American Café is one of those “local’s only” places that has slowly gained popularity amongst visitors, the … Continue reading

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The Honey Paw, Portland ME

The Honey Paw Fry Bread and Uni Butter Zucchini and Tofu Fritters with Lemon Aioli Lobster Tartine – Lobster & Scallop Mousse, Lemon Emulsion, Sunchoke, Radish, Hijiki Lobster Wontons – Miso Dashi, Confit Mushrooms, Chili Oil Roast Pork & Crab … Continue reading

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Central Provisions, Portland ME

Central Provisions Hemingway Daiquiri Bread and Butter – Farm Egg, Green Garlic Butter, Lemon Mini Raised Donuts – Strawberry Chamomile Jam, Powdered Sugar Masa Hush Puppies – Jalapeno, Scallion, Agave Butter Burrata Cheese – Arugula Pesto, Apricot, Honey, Crispy Pork … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Gelato, Portland ME

Gorgeous Gelato Samples Hazelnut and Salty Caramel Oreo and Gorgeous Gelato Cannoli with Ricotta Cheese and Fig Located down the way from Central Provisions, the walk-in only favorite generating a 75-minute wait for Sunday Brunch, Gorgeous Gelato proved an admirable … Continue reading

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Two Fat Cats, Portland ME

Two Fat Cats Black & Blue Pie Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pie Whoopie Pie Lemon Zucchini Bread Whoopie Pie with Blueberry Cream Red Velvet Cupcake with Mixed Berry Cream Blueberry Oat Scone with Lemon Cream Said by some to be the … Continue reading

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Congdon’s Doughnuts Family Restaurant & Bakery, Wells ME

Congdon’s Doughnuts Family Restaurant & Bakery Coffee Grilled Butter Rum Muffin Whoopie Pie Honey Bun French Toast Blueberry Pancakes Lobster Benedict Baker’s Dozen including Honey Dip, Triple Chocolate, Blueberry , Boston Cream, Maple Cream, Apple Fritter, Apple Bacon Fritter, Blueberry … Continue reading

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Stages at One Washington, Dover NH

Stages at One Washington Grain Crisp, Egg Yolk, Epazote Oxtail, King Trumpet Mushrooms, Egg Yolk, Purslane Peas, Smoked Crème Fraiche, Gold Beets, Basil, Cucumber Fettuccini, Lomo, Radish, Rhode Island Sqiud, Sorrel, Smoked Butter, Aged Gouda Tete de Cochon, Spigarello, Fermented … Continue reading

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Maine Diner, Wells ME

Maine Diner Coffee Lobster Pie with Potato Salad and Roasted Squash Cod Cake with Tartar Sauce Corn Muffin She Crab Soup Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuit Seafood Chowder Hot Buttered Lobster Roll with Cottage Cheese Blueberry Pie Grapenut Pudding Indian Pudding Another … Continue reading

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Bob’s Clam Hut, Kittery ME

Bob’s Clam Hut Clam Chowder Whole Belly Clams, Scallops, Fries, Dinner Roll, Pickles Jumbo Lobster Roll, Fries, Tartar Sauce, Cocktail Sauce Rococo Ice Cream – Honey Vanilla and Speculoos Pretzel Chocolate Whoopie Pie One of the rare Lobster Shacks, Clam … Continue reading

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Castagna, Portland OR

Pinky Swear – Plymouth Gin, Lillet Rose, Grapefruit, Peychaud’s, Orange Oil Buckwheat Cracker with Crème Fraiche and Steelhead Roe Seed Cookie with Hazelnut Crumble and Raspberry Green Apple, Yogurt, Pineapple, Sage Rye Cracker, Chicken Liver Mousse, Herbs Buttermilk Puff with … Continue reading

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