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Portland restaurant makes Condé Nast Traveler’s world’s best list

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The permanent line outside Eventide Oyster Co. on Middle Street just got longer. Yesterday the editors of Conde Nast Traveler, a well-fed bunch, released their first ever best places in the world to eat list and the bivalve hotspot is the only Maine mention. “The oyster bar of your dreams: briny half-shells most likely harvested that […]

Anthony Bourdain has advice for Portland restaurateurs

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Attention Brooklynites, if you are thinking of opening a restaurant in Portland, Anthony Bourdain has advice for you. “Make sure that the locals love you. When you go into a community that’s not yours make friends with your neighbors. Be positive rather than negative. Become part of the community,” said the globetrotting chef, writer and […]

Thompson’s Point first restaurant opens

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Reams of locals and vacationers careered into Thompson’s Point Wednesday for the opening of Big J’s Chicken Shack. From the freshly mounted subway tiles, to the boxes of sauced wings, plates of waffles and chicken, and grilled chicken sandwiches topped with bacon and cheese, the new restaurant from Portland’s tastemaker Jason Loring seems like another […]

OTTO’s sandwich spot Hero folds in Portland

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Hero today, gone tomorrow. It’s hard out here for a sandwich shop. On Monday, Hero, the months old lunch counter, launched as a joint venture from the owners of OTTO and Empire Chinese Kitchen, abruptly closed leaving downtown Portland office workers, addicted to their rotisserie chicken sandwiches and deluxe soups, wondering where their next gourmet feed is […]