Thursday, March 11, 2010
Many in the city were saddened to see the Portland Public Market close its doors in 2006. It was a neat place to grab a sandwich on great bread, to pick up a bottle of wine or some fresh fish for an evening's fish chowder. Shortly after the closing, the Public Market House opened here at 28 Monument Square on a smaller scale and with a simple credo: "a community gathering place that celebrates Maine people, food and agricultural traditions...". Recently a second floor has been opened. Now the shops number--K. Horton's Specialty Foods, Maine Beer and Beverage Co., Big Sky Bread, Spartan Grille, Kamasoupra, and Peanut Butter Jelly Time. I'm intrigued by this last shop. I wonder if I might get a couple of my once staples to my diet: a toasted peanut butter and jelly with banana sandwich or a toasted peanut butter and piccalilli sandwich? Bet I could!