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Veranda Thai Market- Forest Avenue

We were so excited to try the new VTM on Forest Ave. not only for interesting produce but also to try their take out. We are so disappointed!!
Ordered 3 take out dishes- duck w/ mustard greens, pad thai w/ mussels and calamari,and chicken / broccoli in a 3 star sauce. The duck was inedible. Mostly uncooked fat and very small bones. Perhaps the feet and wings? The "mustard greens" were the stalks of bok choi. The pad thai had two mussels and two calamari- both very old tasting and I still feel sick just thinking about the off flavor. The chicken/ broccoli was very underseasoned and bland.
I hope the owners read these reviews because I do wish them the best but........

Jan 19, 2013
sopo in Northern New England

Teriyaki Exchange- S.Portland- Mill Creek

Despite the recent "good" review in the PPH, the food at this new place is very underwhelming. Recently we got take-out to sample. After a few bites- ended up throwing the whole order away. Tasted like MSG and nothing else. When we entered- the sushi guy was the first person we saw. But- he was arrogant and not friendly.
Why can't Mill Creek in S.Portland have a decent ethnic restaurant? Or, for that fact any decent place to eat well made/ locally sourced food?
Any thoughts?

Oct 14, 2012
sopo in Northern New England

New Korean Restaurant on Exchange Street

Portland

Oct 03, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

New Korean Restaurant on Exchange Street

It is called Little Seoul. It is at 90 Exchange between Middle and Federal. Anyone been yet?
Thanks.

Oct 02, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

so disappointed in Evangeline

This dining experience for which there were so many responses should be a huge WAKE UP for Eric. I have heard about so many problems at his restaurant since he opened. We have many foodie friends who have had dinner there since this place opened and will NEVER go back because of: really bad service and pretentious food
that does not translate off the menu. Portland is too small to screw up. Too bad! I hope Eric reads all of this.

Aug 11, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Pho Hanoi in South Portland

Actually, we have been 4 times now. Had the squid app while waiting for take out. It was very good. Too hot to eat Pho this summer.
I totally agree about the FOH.
I must be a bit jaded as I lived in Seattle for many years and the Vietnamese restaurants there are incredible.
We will go back but they have some work to do to stay alive in this neighborhood.

Aug 01, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Cafe Zeta in SoPO

Looks like they have closed. Anyone know why?

Aug 01, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Pho Hanoi in South Portland

I was so excited to see this restaurant open in restaurant deprived Knightville. Placed a take out order last week only to discover when I got home that 1). I had been overcharged and 2). half of the ingredients listed for the dishes I ordered were missing.
Very disapointing.
Anyone else had this happen?

Aug 01, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Whaddadissapointment

Oh forgot to ask: the sandwhich was " quick, clean and well illuminated"?

Jul 29, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Whaddadissapointment

Can you tell us where this place is?

Jul 29, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Longshot---any place to get a good Italian beef in Portland/Southern Maine area

What does clams have to do with the original question?

Jul 28, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Longshot---any place to get a good Italian beef in Portland/Southern Maine area

What is "Italian Beef" and where is "Chitown"???

Jul 28, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Bangor - Red Sauce

I suppose that you would not be a Chowhound if you ate at Olive Garden.

Jul 26, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Where is the love for Macuucis in portland??

Micucci's -yes! Thanks for the correction. Didn't have the glasses on.

Jul 25, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Where is the love for Macuucis in portland??

You must mean Muccis. Muccis has been in Portland for a hundred years. Anyone in the now knows to shop there for pasta, cheeses, olives, wine, inported tomatoes. etc, etc....
Try shopping on a Saturday morning- it is packed. The pizza and cannolis that Stephen Lanzalotta bakes are wonderful. He has been there for about a year after closing his own shop. Everyone already knows. Sorry but nice try.

Jul 25, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

New restaurant in Knightville- SoPo

A new Vietnamese Noodle restaurant is opening in the spot where Fresh was. Anybody have any info on it?
Thanks!!

May 11, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Bahn Mi in Portland

Johnny is right. They MICROWAVE the sandwich. Had one today that I bought at Saigon variety store on Cumberland Ave. and the guy did the same.
Gross!!

Mar 18, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

Bahn Mi in Portland

Any suggestions on getting the BEST Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwich w/ pate,cilantro,pickled veg. on a really good baquette.) I have tried Kim's on St. John St.
but the bread is all wrong.
Thanks for your help.

Mar 17, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

New restaurants in S.Portland and Portland

Has anyone tried Zeta Cafe in SoPo( near Smahas) or Figa on Congress St. in Portland?
Thanks.

Feb 04, 2010
sopo in Northern New England

snow squall in s.portland

It is now open. Has anyone been yet?

Nov 21, 2009
sopo in All New England Archive

Snow Squall - South Portland, ME

Yes its reopening. A woman who worked at a restaurant in the Old Port ( forget the name of the restaurant) has leased the space. It was supposed to open yesterday but it is not ready at all. There was an article in the PPH about a month ago about it.

Nov 06, 2009
sopo in Northern New England

Snow Squall - South Portland, ME

Can't speak for the owner but if you look in the windows this place is months away from being open.

Nov 06, 2009
sopo in Northern New England

Looking for really good Mexican in Portland Miane

Does it exist?

Oct 14, 2009
sopo in All New England Archive

New Mexican Restaurant in Portland

Has anyone been back to El Rayo since it opened? We went then and were very disapointed. Has anything improved since May?

Aug 16, 2009
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New Mexican Restaurant in Portland

I agree with kick. We had lunch here recently also. We had the tacos and a burito and were completly disapointed with the flavors and the size. Will not go back. We have also spoken to 4-5 people who feel the same. Too bad.

May 27, 2009
sopo in All New England Archive

New Mexican Restaurant in Portland

Has anyone tried the new Mexican restaurant on Fore Street. It is called El Rayo or something like that.

May 16, 2009
sopo in All New England Archive

Jays Oyster Portland Maine

I live in Portland and NEVER go to J's. It sucks. If you are not a regular the bartender will not even look at you. The food is gross, the place is filthy and most of all the oysters are TERRIBLE and not local. Don't ever go here.

Nov 07, 2008
sopo in All New England Archive