Friday, December 6, 2013
If you were waffling around about getting a waffle in Portland, well, it's almost too late.
Anya Arsenault, owner of the business, announced on her Facebook page this week that she is short of capital and will have to close the Monument Square location. Her last full day of business will be Saturday.
Accompanying the announcement was a photo of a waffle with a frowny face made out of whipped cream, blueberries and an upside-down orange slice.
Wannawaf will honor all coupons at its Boothbay Harbor location next summer.
If you can't make it in before Saturday, Wannawuf is also on the list of vendors at the upcoming Harvest on the Harbor food and wine festival in October. The waffles are supposed to be served during the "International Maine: Taste the World" event on Oct. 24. Tickets are $55.
Why waffles at a high-end food festival showcasing some of the state's best fine dining restaurants? Maybe it's because they are Belgian.
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.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod