PORTLAND — Abilene opened June 19 near Woodford's Corner. Its lone Yelp review thus far is positive, praising the cioppino with homemade fettucini, the pork shoulder, and the roasted Caesar salad. Lunch is served Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., dinner Tuesday to Saturday 5 to 9 p.m., and brunch Saturday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Status: Certified open. 539 Deering Avenue, Portland.
PORTLAND — Craving a fresh take on a classic French dish? Check out Joy's Crepe Cafe (in the old Haggarty's spot next to Fishermen's Grill), which is serving sweet varieties like Matcha (green tea ice cream, cream, and azuki bean) alongside savory versions including Lobster Lovers or Spicy Scallop. Status: Certified open. 849 Forest Avenue, Portland, (207) 632-8359, Facebook.
PORTLAND — There's been good buzz from diners about The High Roller Lobster Co., a food cart that opened early this month. Instagram seems to be the best way to track down the fresh lobster and crab the company is serving on Southside Bakery brioche rolls. Status: Certified open. Various locations, Portland, (207) 712-7553, Facebook.
ROCKPORT — Looking to be open by July 1, the new Flatbread Company in Rockport is owned by Bobby Morgan, who also runs the Portland pizzeria. It's the first franchise for the group, which has 11 independently owned spots throughout New England. Penobscot Bay Pilot has more, including a report on the company's tradition of inviting the community to help build each location's wood-fired oven. Status: Certified open. 399 Commercial Street, Rockport, (207) 653-2759, Facebook.