You would think after the obscene amount of Boone’s Farm wine and malt beverages I have consumed, that I would have also tried out its namesake, Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room. You would think incorrectly, but not anymore! Our latest Friday Lunch excursion was my first experience to this Old Port fixture, and it
Recent newcomer BRGR Bar on Brown Street in Portland had been on our radar since it first opened, and in May we finally got to sample its wares. What we expected was gourmet burgers, and we were not disappointed. What took us by surprise, however, was the plethora of delectable apps.
For many of us, Friday’s lunch trip to the East Ender restaurant on Middle Street was a return to the establishment, as we had previously dined there as a group back in August of 2014. Seated upstairs, our first thought was just how dark the room was this time around– there’s mood lighting, and then there’s romantic lighting, and then there’s “possibly eating lunch in a cave” lighting. Our experience was the latter.
As a person that enjoys culinary adventures yet mostly still eats like an 8 year old, I found Tiqa to be quite intriguing. Typically I don’t venture outside of culturally-familiar cuisine, mostly due to my fear of eating other species’ reproductive bits. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy good Indian food, or an Italian from time to time. Fortunately for me, the majority of our lunch venue votes come from grass-fed juicing vegan-ese with dietary restrictions and a keen eye for good local fare. We’ve had pretty good luck thus far and Tiqa was no exception.
Brad studies the menu in advance of his first review!
Tiqa is located on Commercial Street and is attached to the Courtyard Marriott. When I learned of the location, I assumed this would be a buffet where we would have the pleasure of dining side-by-side with world travelers and fishing boat tour enthusiasts. I was overwhelmed with the the idea of rubbing elbows with some of the world’s finest explorers while shoveling ladle after ladle of mint yogurt onto a plate full of falafel. To my surprise, it was really “restarauntesque”.Read More »