East Ender

47 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101 | Get Directions
Phone: 207-879-7669
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Seasoned kitchen veterans Bill Leavy and Karl Deuben, the men behind the dearly missed Small Axe food truck, wasted no time making this place their own, despite retaining the name from the previous owners. The old truck favorites, like their cold-smoked burger with Jack cheese and shishito peppers, came along for the ride, but the new menu is far more than that, spanning from Vadouvan-spiced chicken wings to handmade cavatelli pasta with pea shoot-walnut pesto and locally foraged mushrooms. It is worth making the climb to the second floor for a seat at the bar, where one can indulge in a variety of draft beer paired with exquisite soft pretzels or a plate of braised pork belly with kimchi, grits and roasted peanuts.

Special Dishes: Cold-Smoked Burger, Vadouvan-Spiced Chicken Wings

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