PORTLAND, MAINE
RESTAURANT REVIEWS

28
Mar

El Rayo Taqueria

It was a dark and stormy night. I’d taken a creative writing class.

That’s when she walked into my life. Beautiful. Zesty. Deadly.
Her name was, El Rayo Taqueria.

Don't touch Emmie's food.

Don’t touch Emmie’s food.

I hung up my coat and ordered a stiff drink. Made of bee pollen, agave nectar, citrus juice, el Jimador Silver Tequila & Triple Sec, the Anti Venom promised to take the edge of a particularly stressful workweek. I sat down to take in the scene. The tables covered in plastic mariachi print were clean… maybe too clean. The chips were still warm and the guacamole decadent. The waitress came at me with a smile that could melt the ice in my heart.
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21
Mar

Sapporo

For many of the hungry folks here at Page One, the novelty of Sapporo (the sushi place right next door) has begun to fade. As resident newbie, I was oblivious to this. In fact, I had never tried Sapporo. All I knew is that they served sushi, and I love sushi. Elise, being the kind soul that she is, put the sushi bug in everyone’s ear and utilized her hyper-accurate ordering skills to ensure that everyone ended up with exactly what they wanted.

House Salad.

House Salad.

As everyone gathered in the conference room, the smell of miso soup filled the air. Jeremy began presenting his lunch-and-learn slideshow about WordPress widgets and plug-ins, and we all dug in to the colorful array of Japanese foods. The most popular item ordered was the bento box; a veritable treasure chest of many different preparations of fish, vegetables and meat, all bathed in flavorful sauces. Those who ordered the bento box described it as “bountiful”, with resounding exclamations such as “nom” and “yessir”. For only $10 this box seems like the best value on the menu, considering the portion size and variety.
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14
Mar

Friday “Homestyle” Potluck

Come on in and shake off the cold. There’s a space right here by the fire. I haven’t seen a day like this since… well, since the day of Page One’s Home-style Potluck  Friday.  What’s that? You’ve never heard of… well, just sit right back and I’ll tell you all about it.

Soul food and "Funny or Die"

Soul food and “Funny or Die”

It was a day just like today. It had been a long and arduous winter and Portland had been hammered with snowstorm after snowstorm. Page One Web Solutions, whose weekly Friday lunches had already become fodder for gossipmongers, the envy of their rivals and the stuff of legends, had decided to do a once a month Friday Potluck. Each employee would be tasked with cooking one course in a huge meal that would be enough to feed the hungry masses.  Dave made his signature jerk chicken. Eric presented a Parmesan kale salad. Becky brought in her homemade coleslaw. Max unveiled his bacon-infused collard greens. Lauren shared her oven roasted potatoes and deliciously moist corn bread, and Patrick Robinson presented the finest can of organic baked beans one could find in all of Whole Foods.
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07
Mar

The Green Elephant

Our First Review: The Green Elephant

Hello. Welcome to Page One Web Solutions’ restaurant and lunch review website. Sure, we are a web development, marketing, and SEO company, but our team is comprised of serious foodies, beer/cider/wine enthusiasts, and bourbon fanatics. Every Friday, we venture out into Portland, Maine’s expanse of exceptional eateries, cafes, food trucks, dives, bistros, shacks, and so much more. This small city nestled on the Atlantic coastline has an abundance of diversely delectable offerings that can be enjoyed any time of day. Hey, I know what you’re thinking– “wow, these Portlanders really like their food, maybe too much – ehm, gluttons!” – and I say to you, we have really long winters, okay!

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

At Page One, we have been upholding this lunch tradition for over 6 years, and since the city has so much to offer we thought it might be time to share it. Our first review begins in a cozy bistro located in the heart Congress Street’s Arts District, the Green Elephant. This Asian-inspired vegetarian bistro has a tranquil atmosphere and cordial staff. The restaurant does not take reservations– and we have 15 people on our team–so let’s just say, they were extremely accommodating to our party’s needs in such a small space.
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