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Peter Blanchette

About Peter Blanchette

Peter Peter Portland Eater grew up in Lewiston, Maine and graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a degree in English. After college, he left the state to work in Massachusetts, but the allure of a more comfortable life in his home state brought him back after eight years. Upon his return and after meeting his now wife – Mrs. Portlandeater, he slowly integrated himself into the Portland food scene by trying as many restaurants as he could afford. That and a desire to write for others again led him to start Peterpeterportlandeater.com where he reviews restaurants and blogs about whatever Portland/Maine food topics he finds interesting.

Poke bowls are as much fun to order as they are to eat

On Main St. in Westbrook resides a counter service eatery serving poke (pronounced po-kay) – a Hawaiian sushi salad. The first of it’s type in Maine, Big Fin Poke opened late last year to stellar reviews, mine included. Since then, they’ve continued quitely serving their bowls and wraps as the just-outside-of-Portland food scene continues to […]

West End restaurant hits here and misses there

The West End has a new restaurant occupying the space that was previously Caiola’s. It remained open for a spell under its former name after changing hands and the new owners closed for renovations earlier this year to reopen as Chaval. As a frequent visitor in its past incarnation, Mrs. Portlandeater was ready to go […]