Category Archives: Sneak Peek

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 […]

Portland gets new juice. Winery to open tasting room

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Forget circus acts, Thompson Point’s newest tenant aims to put wine and food under the big top. Joining the Circus Conservatory of America in Portland’s rapidily changing industrial park is Cellardoor Winery of Lincolnville. The midcoast winery plans to usher in a California-style wine and food experience to Maine’s largest city next year. No clowning […]

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 […]