In this city there’s always something going on in the culinary scene. Here’s a quick rundown of closings, openings,and news, in addition to fun happenings and upcoming foodie events.
Anything from recent closings, openings, and headliners.
- Nosh Taco, previously reported on under the name Taco A Go Go, has officially opened at One Canal Plaza in the Old Port. Nosh Taco is the newest restaurant undertaken by owners of the popular Portland restaurants Nosh, CBG, and The Continental. Nosh Taco is a fast casual, California surfer inspired taco restaurant, with a clean and fun menu of various tacos, tortas, and other tasty specials. They are open this week for lunch and dinner 11am – 7 pm Tuesday – Saturday.
Events, Tastings, and More
Fun for the modern day foodie!
- Check out Portland Old Port’s Christmas Food Guide: Pre-Order and Dine-in Options. More to come!
- Check out Portland Old Port’s guide, Where to Dine In, Take Out or Hang Out For New Year’s Eve. More to come!
- Ballast is teaming up with Experience Maine Chef, Arianna Stefanilo and the Briny Babe, Jacqueline Clarke to create a New England adaptation of this classic, festive feast, Feast of the Seven Fishes, on December 13th. They’ll be joined by SoPo Seafood’s Matt Brown and marine scientist Ashley Charleson, who will share with guests their perspectives and stories on how each of the night’s featured fish get from the Gulf of Maine to your plate. Tickets.
- Vena’s Fizz House is hosting a Holiday Cocktail Class at Blind Tiger Friday, December 8th from 6pm – 8pm. Tickets.
- Bar Futo will be hosting another pop-up event, Trashy Classy, on Thursday, December 14th from 5pm – 9pm. They will be joined by Chef/Owner Shuai Wang of Jack Rabbit Filly and King BBQ for a night of dumplings, shabu shabu, 5 spice duck, shrimp toast and so much more! Reservations encouraged.
- Alongside State Lunch in Augusta, The Porthole will be hosting their Inaugural 3 Kings Holiday Party on December 16th. Celebrate the season in style with great food, drinks, and live entertainment. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will be going to the Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund, organized by the Maine Community Foundation.