|Photo taken this summer|
Everything you've read about Eventide Oyster Co. is true. The raw bar, run by Hugo's owners, is in atmosphere, what Hugo's is not - light, loud, free-wheeling.
The food is deconstructed, small bites giving way to full flavor when taken together. It makes you think, this is what they're talking about, those glossy magazines that gush over hip new places in cities that you've never visited, places you can't afford.
But it's happening here. I am hearing this server, in my town, talk to me. I shall order these dishes.
And if it feels like I'm name dropping, I am. This is not my beauitful house. But yet it is. This is my town, this is Maine, this is where these things come together, and it feels sincere.
And you can go too.
|Fried Oyster Bun, tartar, pickles $7|
|Cured Arctic Char, Fried Bagel, Creme Fraiche, Pickled Onion $10|
|Fried Salted Hake, Chipotle Creme, Fried Tortillas, $10|
|Uni, pickled rice noodles, horseradish, $10|
Eventide Oyster Co. 86 Middle Street, Portland, Maine.