Category Archives: Food & Drink

Is Westbrook eating Portland’s lunch?


Last winter the beloved Full Belly Deli, a Portland institution for 28 years, closed on Brighton Avenue. The owners, hammered by rising rent and other malign forces, scoured the Old Port for a new location. After weeks of legwork they wound up with bupkis. “The numbers just didn’t work,” said owner David Rosen Wednesday. Numbers like […]

Three hours in Opus Ten


Recently I had the pleasure of making good on a generous gift card (thanks mom) at David’s Opus Ten in downtown Portland. This Monument Square mystery took us by storm. I knew when I made the reservation, venturing into the rear of David’s to find this bistro within a bistro, Opus Ten would impress. I wasn’t prepared […]

New bistro bound for Bayside

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When the line at Bintliffs is hard to stomach and the sophisticated Back Bay Grill doesn’t match your jeans and flannel mood, enter Isa. On Thursday, husband and wife team Suzie St. Pierre and Isaul Perez open what looks to be the perfect neighborhood, corner bistro. Located on Portland Street, this “eclectic, French, Italian” bistro featuring Perez’s Latin […]