The restaurateurs at the rear of Mi Sen Noodle Bar and the former Cheevitdee in Aged Port have introduced a new restaurant on outer Congress Road with a aim on grilled Thai street food.

Referred to as Mitr, the new 20-seat venue opened past Tuesday at 1281 Congress St. Mitr’s food stuff experienced been previewed at pop-ups in Mi Sen final year, while the new cafe confronted quite a few of the exact same supply chain and labor lack delays dogging new openings all close to the region.

Co-proprietor Jongpol Jujaroen explained he and spouse Darit Chandpen – proprietor of Mi Sen – didn’t want Mitr to replicate other Thai restaurants in Portland, so they selected to concentrate on charbroiled Thai street food. “We preferred to do one thing unique,” he explained.

In addition to conventional stir-fries like pad Thai and pineapple fried rice, the Mitr menu gives a line of grilled skewers showcasing proteins like chicken livers, cuttlefish and pork tummy, together with much more acquainted dishes like rooster satay with peanut sauce.

Mitr is open up for meal Tuesday by Saturday, from 4:30 until 9:30 p.m. “We’re seeking to insert additional hours in the potential, we just never have the workers ideal now,” Jujaroen stated.


Soon after months of renovations and a number of years shut for the pandemic, Portland’s acclaimed Japanese cafe Miyake will reopen later on this month to reveal a new eating area.

Miyake’s reopening is scheduled for Tuesday for walk-ins only. The renovation task on the Fore Road cafe, which was started final spring, has included a new 10-seat bar and 8-seat sushi counter, among the other alterations to the interior.

According to its site, Miyake will not accept reservations for its very first 7 days back open up. Some reservations for seatings beginning Dec. 6 will be available exclusively on line on Nov. 29.

“Please take note that our new area is modest,” Miyake mentioned on its Facebook site, “and consequently reservations are limited in range.” The refurbished inside reportedly seats 28 men and women.

A spokesperson for Miyake could not immediately be arrived at for comment.


Screenings of the award-successful documentary film, “Hearts of Glass” at the Push Resort afterwards this month present Mainers a glimpse of what the Vertical Harvest Farm below design in Westbrook can suggest for the location.

The Press Lodge is internet hosting two absolutely free screenings on Tuesday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 68-minute movie chronicles the 1st 15 months of procedure for the Vertical Harvest Farm in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The first of its kind in North The usa when it opened in 2016, the multi-tale, state-of-the-artwork hydroponic greenhouse in Jackson Hole grows crops even though providing careers with competitive spend for people with disabilities. Westbrook’s vertical farm, expected to be thoroughly crafted on William Clark Generate by fall 2023, is a 68-foot tower for hydroponic gardening with the potential to deliver 2.6 million lbs of make annually.

A 45-minute dilemma-and-answer session and panel dialogue will observe each screening. Vertical Harvest Farms co-founder Caroline Croft-Estay, Vertical Harvest staff Sean Stone, and filmmaker Jennifer Tennican will be on hand to discuss about what’s happened due to the fact the making of this film in Jackson Hole and also about options for the Westbrook vertical farm.

Reserve no cost tickets for the screenings on the net.

TWELVE Will make ESQUIRE’S Finest NEW RESTOS Listing

Twelve restaurant on Thames Road in Portland has acquired a location on Esquire magazine’s annual checklist of greatest new places to eat in The usa, winning praise for “the fanciest lobster roll at any time and more.”

The warm lobster roll at Portland’s Twelve, which Esquire journal named one of the ideal new places to eat in the state. Photograph by Meredith Brockington

Twelve is the only Maine restaurant and one of only two New England dining places – alongside with La Royal in Cambridge, Massachusetts – to make the lower for the remarkably esteemed and influential Esquire list, which marks its 40th anniversary this 12 months.

Esquire’s writeup notes that Twelve Chef Colin Wyatt was formerly govt sous-chef at the Manhattan good-eating mecca Eleven Madison Park, before shifting to Maine to run the kitchen area at Twelve.

“There are only twelve goods on the prix fixe but Wyatt helps make excellent use of his new home. The state displays up in the hues,” writes reviewer Joshua David Stein. “The dazzling orange of sweet potato Parker home rolls mimic the foliage the pumpkin-seed butter that accompanies them recalls the fields.

“And goddamn if his soigne lobster roll – an total 50 percent lobster impossibly folded into a modest very buttery laminated dough – doesn’t switch the quantity of the outdated Maine banger up to twelve,” Stein proceeds.

Due to the fact opening in July, Twelve has satisfied with big acclaim from national critics. In September, the New York Times named Twelve and Leeward among the the best 50 dining places in the nation.


Just in time for the vacations, Ragged Coastline Sweets of Westbrook has launched its new line of baking mixes that element Maine-milled flours from Maine Grains and specifically traded chocolate from Latin The usa.

The mixes contain Craft Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Chunk Scone. Ragged Coast is also in the course of action of repackaging its baking candies as component of the start.

The mixes and baking chocolates are readily available for sale at the Ragged Coast Candies manufacturing facility retail outlet in Westbrook, on their internet site, and on the cabinets of retail companions through Maine, like LeRoux Kitchen area.

“The strategy with the mixes is to get dwelling cooks enthusiastic about these substances, so that they want to undertaking into attempting other recipes with these definitely remarkable candies,” Ragged Coastline co-owner Kate Shaffer stated.

To this conclusion, the company has introduced a YouTube channel in which Shaffer – from her home kitchen in Portland – provides tutorials on the mixes and baking sweets. Ragged Coastline hopes to release a person episode per week, and will ultimately feature other household cooks using the candies and mixes in their individual kitchens.

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