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.
After a long hiatus, the Page One Web Solutions restaurant review blog is back! We’ve certainly still been going out for lunches as a team for all this time, and while we still might back-fill reviews for our past culinary adventures, we thought it would be fun to make a New Year’s resolution to re-dedicate ourselves to documenting our ongoing gastric explorations. We picked the perfect outing to review, too– our meal at The Run of the Mill in Saco, ME, before what is quickly becoming an annual P1WS tradition… going to see the new Star Wars movie!
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.
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. Read More »