Category Archives: Food & Drink

Warming trend: Mega mediterranean spot opens Wednesday in Portland


One of the largest restaurants in the Old Port, Tiqa Grille, is scheduled to open Wednesday at the Courtyard Marriott. The 7,000-square-foot giant serving up Palestinian, Moroccan, Syrian and Grecian fare arrives right on time for those of us not jetting off to an exotic destination this winter. Chef Bryan Dame unveiled a sea of mouth-watering samples […]

Feel like a spring chicken? Gourmet takeout wings planned for Portland


Behind Yordprom Coffee on Congress Street something tasty is taking shape. Figgy’s, a take-out spot featuring fried chicken, wings and high-end comfort food, is rising from the ground up. “I grew up with fried chicken in Missouri,” said Figgy DiBenedetto, the brains behind the soon-to-open gourmet shack, originally called Skillet. “These are the kind of places […]

Two Fat Cats Bakery buys Maine Pie Line


Fear not pie lovers, those savory hand pies you devoured from Kennebunkport to Castine are coming back. On Tuesday the owner of Portland’s Two Fat Cats Bakery, Stacy Begin purchased Maine Pie Line from Briana Warner. The successful East Bayside pie company that closed last month after a brilliant year-long run went out on a high […]