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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 […]

Young bistro with perfect location good but not yet great

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Portlandeater and I decided to head down to the restaurant that was formerly Joe’s Boathouse in South Portland. Now North 43 Bistro, the eatery is set in a scene that can hardly be topped. Facing the water and Spring Point Marina, customers have the option to sit outside and […]

Portland restaurateurs expand their portfolio with a sharp new eatery

Based on the sheer awesomeness of their cocktail bar Portland Hunt and Alpine Club, I knew the new restaurant by Andrew and Briana Volk – ABV seems like an appropriate shortening of their names – was a must try. The Little Giant website touted Continental European cuisine and an award winning bar program, the latter […]