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Tempo Dulu, Black Dinah Open This Weekend; Portland Patisserie is Finally Here

Seven new places to check out throughout Maine.

Eddie's Roadside Graffiti Grill/FB

WINDHAM — A tipster put out an alert about a "really cool converted camper with a graffiti theme" parked in front of Eastup Automotive since the end of last month. Eddie's Roadside Graffiti Grill is serving up daily specials including brick oven pizza, meatball subs, and a variety of barbecue like smoked pork butt and brisket. Status: Certified open. 619 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, (207) 415-0750, Facebook.

PORTLAND — The anticipated Portland Patisserie and Grand Cafe from the owners of Five Fifty-Five and Petite Jacqueline arrived this week with a fully stocked dessert case. Early adopters agree pastry chef Catherine Côté-Eliot (wife of Petite Jacqueline chef Fred Eliot) knows her stuff; highlights include fancifully-colored macarons, pain au chocolat, and the truly decadent chocolate mousse cake. Full menu available online. Status: Certified open. 46 Market Street, Portland, (207) 553-2555, website.

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Pastries at Portland Patisserie and Grand Cafe.

PORTLAND — After a soft opening last Sunday night, Lincolns a speakeasy-style underground bar in the works since last year from MJ's Wine Bar owner Mark Ohlson and bartender Nathan Drinkwater and his wife Angela (Stephen Briggs is no longer involved) — appeared quietly on Tuesday. A cash-only spot where each snack or drink will set you back $5, the space has a dedicated stage, which will host The Laugh Shack every Thursday night, among other shows. Status: Certified open. 36 Market Street, Portland, Instagram.

PORTLAND — The Danforth Inn's "lux Asian-inspired hideaway" is now accepting reservations. According to Facebook and other sources, eagerly awaited Tempo Dulu will arrive tonight (though the website lists opening day as June 20). Owned by Camden Harbour Inn's Raymond Brunyanszki and Oscar Verest, headed by executive chef Lawrence Klang, and with a bar run by Trevin Hutchins, the restaurant is prepping such dishes as Steamed Halibut with Mussels and Yellow Curry, Beef Cheek Rendang Padang with Green Papaya, Cabbage, Green Beans and Sambal, and an Indonesian chicken soup called Soto Ayam. Status: Opening shortly. 163 Danforth Street, Portland, (207) 879-8755, website.

WESTBROOKMaineBiz has an interview with Steve and Kate Schaffer, who open the latest outpost of their award-winning, Isle au Haut-based shop Black Dinah Chocolatiers to the public tomorrow, June 20. The duo held a grand opening celebration last night, showing off their large production facility and cozy, elegant tasting room; neighboring Frog and Turtle restaurateur James Tranchemontagne catered. Status: Opening shortly. 869 Main Street, Westbrook, (207) 335-5010, website.

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Steve Schaffer tours guests through Black Dinah's new retail space.

KITTERYBlind Pig Provisionsannounced in April, is "a prohibition-style eatery serving eclectic New England dishes" according to SeacoastOnline, opened for dinner last Thursday and started lunch service Wednesday, June 17. Chef and co-owner Matt Greco didn't set out to win many friends with this quote from the piece: "'There are hundreds of restaurants in the Seacoast,' Greco said. "But how many quality ones are there?'" Customers who post their food pictures to Facebook or review the restaurant/beer garden on Yelp could win a meal each month on the house. Status: Certified open. 2 Badger's Island West, Kittery, (207) 703-0079, website.

KITTERY — Nearby, Kate's Bakery and Cafe also launched recently. The wi-fi enabled breakfast and lunch spot posts daily specials to Facebook, including soups (Curried Root Vegetable or Chicken and Lentil Noodle, for example), quiches (Mushroom and Sausage or Pepper and Onion), and deep dish breakfast pizzas (Scrambled Egg, Bacon, and Cheese). Also available on draft: iced coffee and coconut iced coffee. Status: Certified open. 1 Badger's Island West, Kittery, (207) 703-2655, website.

Portland Patisserie and Grand Café

46 Market St, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 553-2555