Category Archives: Sneak Peek

Portland gets new juice. Winery to open tasting room


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 […]

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 […]