Portland's much anticipated "non-denominational noodle bar" The Honey Paw opened its doors less than two weeks ago and and has been dishing up oodles of noodles since. It's no surprise that the owners of adjacent Hugo's and Eventide Oyster Co. are hosting a full house at their new spot after chefs Mike Wiley and Andrew Taylor were nominated for a James Beard Award for their work at Eventide. The Honey Paw's chef de cuisine, Thomas Pisha-Duffly, is serving quite a different menu, focusing on "noodles without borders." From saffron gnocchi to mushroom udon, the menu is all over the map.
With a communal dining table and a bar along the big front window, expect to have a more social dining experience than an intimate dinner date at this Might and Main-designed eatery. The Honey Paw is open Wednesday to Monday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and accepts reservations for 6 or more.
—Kyle J. Norris
88 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
207 774 8538