Thursday, June 20, 2013
Gone, Gogi, Gone
Gogi Restaurant, the Korean/Mexican fusion eatery on Congress Street in Portland, has closed. According to a press release from former owner Ian Farnsworth, he sold his interest in the restaurant to his business partner, Hwamin Yi, who then chose to close the establishment. Gogi, known for offering late-night grub to hungry night owls, opened in April 2011.
Stonyfield says ‘so long’
The Stonyfield Cafe location in Falmouth (known as O’Naturals until it was rebranded in early 2010) has also closed. Stonyfield Cafe CEO and co-founder Mac McCabe said in a press release, “It is with extraordinary sadness that we announce that we have closed the café permanently. Since the economic downturn in 2008, our revenues have never recovered enough to keep us going. We have postponed this decision for as long as we could, but we have now reached the point where it is no longer financially viable for us to keep going…”
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
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Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.