Category Archives: Sneak Peek

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 […]

Camden Harbour Inn owners to open Asian restaurant in Portland

Fish wrapped in banana leaves, noodles and tantalizing curry soups. Can Portland handle another Asian-inspired eatery? If hospitality honchos Raymond Brunyanszki and Oscar Verest are behind it, the answer is a resounding: Hell yes! Enter Tempo Dulu, an anticipated spring opening in Portland’s swinging West End by the team that created Natalie’s at The Camden Harbour Inn. “We are […]