Portland Maine Breakfast & Lunch Spots 2022.

Yes I did :smiley:

There’s a new competitor for them in the Portland Public Market. Also a new Turkish Food stall just opened there too.

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You had me at bagel. Going on my list.

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Curious if anyone has tried Bogushas Polish Restaurant & Deli?

After @WallaceReadsAlot’s recent post I was checking the map to see where Bruno’s is and noticed it nearby. The menu sure looks enticing (if you like Polish food, as I do).

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It’s a very small market with a couple tables. More of a market than a restaurant. Been around for a couple decades. Run by one woman so if you’re looking to eat in while other parties are checking out it can be a bit to get your food.

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It’s very close to us-- 10-15 min walk in good weather now. I have not tried her place yet though I want to. She got at least one fabulous gushing review some years ago along the lines of “…huge portions, so good, so cheap…”. Sorry I don’t have a link. It’s a tiny place & her style is to serve you what she’s been making. I’m a bit Leary of that-- 2 flavors I absolutely can not stand that can be featured heavily in Eastern Euro cooking-- Green Pepper & Caraway Seed… but it did/does look like there are safe things for me.

Two other pretty close places to her place already recommended:

Poor Boy’s & Pickles & Susan’s Fish & Chips

Further down Forest Ave heading into town is

Ginza Town, Japanese, got a nice write-up for its Shabu Shabu & its sushi. (I don’t do sushi). Right next door to it is a brand new Falafel place that took over the former Papa John’s.

Found one of the write-ups for Bogusha’s:

http://thebollard.com/2015/11/05/fifty-dollar-dinner-6/

It’s not the gushing review but does make you want to try. She must be doing something right is my take on her place.

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Yes, her longevity speaks for itself. Thanks both!!

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Great post, Maine runs on brekky! I will vouch for Becky’s, Rose Foods, and Hot Suppa! Still trying to get to Marcy’s and Dutch’s – maybe this summer.

For baked goods: Standard Baking Company, Belleville Bakery, Scratch (SoPo) just to name a few faves.

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Welcome @BobfromRIinVA!

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Indeed! He is one of my favorite 'Hounds! Welcome @BobfromRIinVA. Great to see you again.

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Thanks digga im feeling the love!

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welcome @BobfromRIinVA the influx of CH’ers is a great development. Looking forward to all of the food insights you have to share!

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it sure is!

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Thanks Max! I like to think I can at least offer some insights into lesser-known parts of Maine. (I.e., not Portland or Bar Harbor)

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We never made it to your brother’s pizza joint. Is it still around (if I’m remembering correctly)?

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Sadly no — he had to give it up when life got too complicated. However, he still has the oven and is looking at starting a food truck in the Providence area where he lives. Also, his old house at 168 Main St in Belgrade Lakes is now the Seven Lakes Inn, a wonderful B&B.

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I’ve been so silly-busy with work and unfortunately, it’s coincided with the CH closure so I haven’t been able to comb through and try to save some favorite posts (particularly all my trip reports to Southeast Asia). I find myself staring at the Wayback Machine and not knowing how to proceed.

Anyway, @BobfromRIinVA, I came across a really fun thread about RI Specialties (I was “a l i c e” back then). I’m going to save it when I fire up my desktop. Re-reading it, I realized that I made a typo when giving my pronunciation of “quahog.”I don’t say “qwa-hog,” I say “qaw-hog.” Doh!

RI Specialties CH thread

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We’re heading down to RI right now. Spotted on 95S (it’s St. Joseph’s Day).

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:rofl::rofl::rofl:

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:joy::joy::joy::joy:

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That’s very funny.

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