Tag: Old Port

16
Nov

Rí Rá

Despite being typecast as the restaurant reviewer who only reviews restaurants starting with ‘R’, like Perd Hapley’s reporter characters, I jumped at the opportunity to give my opinion of a venerable Old Port fixture. Some say this pub was brought over, brick by brick, from a long-lost county in Ireland in the wheel wells of Aer Lingus jets. All we know is, it’s called Ri Ra.

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It was a cool November day in Maine. Actually, no. I cannot deny the climate’s warmth on that sunny Friday. As usual, our party was in seemingly high spirits for our company outing to Ri Ra Irish Pub. There was a dark cloud, though, and everyone had a feeling in the pits of our stomachs that nothing would be the same after that day. While it was a day of revelry, it was also a day of mourning at Page One. For Shamus, master of both graphics and designs, was leaving us to catch the wave of the future: print media.
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25
Apr

The Blue Rooster

There are so many fabulous restaurants to dine in throughout the Greater Portland Region, but every once in a while you just want the easy route – take out! Not only did we find delicious food, we found more than just an average takeout lunch spot. Their menu combines specialty beef and pork hot dogs, various delectable sandwiches, and interestingly enough, tater tots and fried brussels sprouts. Yes, folks we’re talking about Dana Street’s very own, Blue Rooster Food Co.

Oh so messy... oh so good!

Oh so messy… oh so good!

It’s got to be a bit daunting when you’re taking an order for 15 people but we found that the Blue Rooster staff was very friendly and diligent about ensuring the order we called in was the order we walked out with. According to Elise, “They were awesome. Very polite, patient and super friendly.”

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