2015-01-30 / Community

Local Dining & Entertaining Destinations

Entertainment Seems to Always Include Food!

The center piece of any gathering can be anything from a delicious beef roast to an easy and flavorful spiral ham. When your entertaining includes some home-cooked food we are here to help. Our butchers will make sure the cut, type and quantity your looking for is perfect for the size of the gathering. As well they will help you create the flavors and aroma you are expecting by offering spice options and cooking tips.

If your gathering is intended to be a simpler “finger” food selection, we have you covered there as well. Our marinated in-house wings are always a hit for this type of gathering. Our butchers will diceup bite sized pieces of boneless chicken breast, lean steer beef and/or pork. All you need to do is cook it as roasted nuggets or in your favorite sauce, chilli or stew. We can help with those needs as well. We have great international sauces or more traditional and local sauces.

Entertaining can be much less stressful when the parking is at the front door, the meat choices are all natural and cut to your needs and the selection of grocery items helps meet your needs. Our great selection of wines, beer and cheeses simplify your search as well. You will be surprised with what we have for general grocery choices at a tremedous price point.

Come visit us and find what so many already know. Convienent parking, great selection and “always get more for your grocery dollar”. We are in the heart of Knightville at 101 Ocean St. in South Portland. Like us on Facebook or give us a call at 207-799-3374.

Docks Seafood... A great place to tie up!

Docks Seafood of South Portland is a family owned and operated restaurant and sh market where you can enjoy great local fare in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. At Docks you will nd the freshest local seafood that Maine has to offer. We carry a variety of sh including haddock, dry scallops, salmon, tuna, swordsh, shrimp, calamari, lobster meat & crab meat, smelts, smoked haddock, live lobsters & steamers, fresh made crab cakes and crab stuffed mushrooms.

Our full service menu offers: Fried, Baked, Grilled Seafood, Pastas, Salads, Sandwiches, Chicken, Burgers, Hot Chowders and more.

Local favorites include Lobster Mac & Cheese, Lobster or Seafood Pie, Baked Stuffed Haddock, Scallop Newburg, Finnan Haddie, Seafood Alfredo and our own pan seared Crab Cakes. Happy hour appetizers 3pm to 6pm, always BYOB. Open 7 days a week 9am to 8pm. Kitchen opens at 11am.

Nellie’s Tea & Gifts in South Portland is “all about tea”

Nellie’s Tea & Gifts in South Portland is “all about tea”. Named for the British grandmother of owner Marianne Russo, what started as a dream of owning a “little English tea room” has developed into a passion that seeks to celebrate the many cultures of tea. Recently celebrating 11 years in business, our goal is to help interested community members learn more about this diverse, ages old leaf, to provide a place and atmosphere which celebrates the civility of tea, and to share our passion for learning and tasting. In addition to offering retail tea and

related accoutrements and gifts, we frequently host in-house tastings and classes, tea events throughout the community, education to community groups, as well as catered tea parties. We welcome you to stop in for a quiet cup of tea in our casual setting, or can arrange a full tea party by reservation. Marianne is the only tea you enjoy. The truth is, green tea does not have to taste awful! Let us Fri 10 –5; Sat. 10 – 3; other times by appointment. www.nelliestea.com

Welcome to Willows Pizza & Restaurant!

Willows Pizza & Restaurant, located at 1422 Broadway in South Portland, has been around, serving the community delicious and fresh pizza & subs, calzones, chicken wings, and pasta, for over 24 years. Founded by owner, David Lengyel in 1989, Willows Pizza & Restaurant has become a staple among local restaurants creating innovative and delicious pizza combinations. With a great location and ambiance, Willows is truly a lunching and dining destination for the whole family.

Willows Pizza & Restaurant offers delicious, reasonably priced specialty pizzas offered in many varieties that appeals to everyone that loves pizza!

Little Bigs Celebrating 11/ Years In South Portland!

Along with celebrating the first year and a half in South Portland, Little Bigs indroduces their “Breakfast Egg Sandwich” made on their famous doughnut!

Little Bigs is conveniently located just south of Cash Corner on Route 1, across from DQ, so come in for doughnuts and sweets, come in for hand pies and the new breakfast egg sandwich; you will be so glad you did. We’ve met so many of our great neighbors; if you haven’t stopped in, please do and introduce yourself. And think of us as your specialty bakery – if you dream it we’ll make it for you – just be sure to give us 24 hours’ notice!

From our hands to yours, James and Pamela Plunkett Little BIGS

We are a family owned restaurant who treats our clients as family.

We make our food from the freshest ingredients and cook everything from scratch following our family’s recipes everyday. Here at El Rodeo we receive our clients with a complementary order of crispy chips and fresh salsa. Our menu takes you around Mexico by presenting authentic food from every region of the country. Margaritas at El Rodeo are a must try item. We have a variety of flavor margaritas and our premium margaritas are made with fresh squeeze lime juice. Just remember that when you walk in El Rodeo you are family.

THE FARM STAND – YOUR PLACE FOR MAINE RAISED MEATS, VEGETABLES AND OTHER PRODUCTS

Ben Slayton, Farmers’ Gate Market in Wales and Penny Jordan, Jordan’s Farm in Cape Elizabeth, each had a dream to open a store in South Portland that would expand their businesses, create an outlet for other Maine farms and offer year-round convenient access to Maine products. The Farm Stand at 161 Ocean Street in South Portland is the result of their collaboration – and is more than they had dreamed!

A whole animal butcher counter brings back the days of old when your local butcher could fill your daily order. A “full dinner plate” approach allows customers to get their whole meal in one stop. The Farm Stand offers:

• fresh vegetables and fruits

• grass fed beef and pasture-raised meats

• milk (including raw), cheese, eggs

• beer and unique wines

• honey, maple syrup, grains

• bread, soups and other prepared foods

In addition, there is plenty of parking and a knowledgeable friendly staff.

Evergreen Chinese Celebrates 11/ Years!

Party Trays Available For Any Occasion or Order For The Upcoming Super Bowl on Sunday February 1st!

Just one and a half years ago, a husband and wife of South Portland opened the 1st Evergreen Chinese Restaurant on Western Avenue in South Portland. Michelle and her husband, Feng picked out the spot in the Plaza 29 next to what was Ricetta's Pizza. They remodeled the entire space to be the 1st Chinese Eat in (self service) and Take Out location on the Northern side of Maine Mall.

One of the reasons why Michelle and Feng opened on Western Avenue was to cater to the area and the surrounding neighborhood. Michele and Feng are very passionate about the cleanliness of our kitchen, the food preparation from over the counter to the delivery to your home!

Evergreen Chinese was just written up for their GREAT FOOD in the Portland Press "Eat & Run Dining & Drink" section in November 2013.

Come try anything on our menu and we guarantee you will not just love our food, but you will love how our staff treats you....like Family!

Sea Dog Brewing Company Maine Owned/ Maine Brewed

Sea Dog Brewing Company located at 125 Western Avenue in South Portland is known for serving non-traditional pub fare. General Manager Dale Carrier says they proudly source local and sustainable ingredients for both its regular menu and specials. “Being a Maine owned business, we strive to offer the best seasonal products from local farmers, fisherman, bakeries and dairies.” The menu ranges from pub favorites like wings and nachos to seafood, pasta, steaks and burgers, salads and many gluten free options. The Sea Dog also serves fresh, award-winning brews with monthly beer releases at all of its pubs. The Sea Dog is open daily from 11 am to 1 am and serving breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm with a “Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar”. The Sea Dog brew pub in South Portland also features a private space for baby showers, family gatherings and business meetings. Please visit our website for updates and to view our menu at http://www.seadogbrewing.com

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