From Portland with Aphrodisiacs

Matt regularly appears with Jordan Rich on “Connoisseur’s Corner” which airs on Boston’s 50,000-watt CBS affiliate WBZ AM 1030 weekdays at 11:55 AM.

The following is a “script” for one of Matt’s forthcoming segments:


I know that we recently raved about the stellar scene to the south in Providence, bur another notable noshery it north in Portland, ME. Whenever you go (which you all should, if only for the potato donuts at Holy Donuts, which are to Maine what Kane’s is to MA), you are sure to end up in (and enjoy) one of the venues that are overseen by Big Tree Hospitality. From the historic charm or Hugo’s to the contemporary Asian flair of The Honey Paw, the folks at Big Tree know how to make a very bear-able meal. And now they are coming to Boston with the opening of Eventide Fenway!

A sister to the popular Eventide in Maine, the new Fenway location will bring all the locally-sourced seafood and great beer and wine lists to the booming baseball-based neighborhood and wrap it all around a counter that will serve it all hot (or cold) and fresh.

In addition to their famed oysters and brown butter lobster rolls, the new Eventide will also offer signature sandwiches, including an eponymous burger with Gochujang-tallow mayo and such worth-the-trip desserts as charred corn and brown butter soft ice cream. So even if the Sox are not around, Eventide will surely be a great place to hang around and enjoy the flavors of the off-season.