Maine’s first Korean BBQ eatery opens in Old Port

Fuji Restaurant, a cornerstone in Portland’s historic Old Port district at 29 Exchange St., has undergone renovations and reopened with a soft launch last week as Maine’s first and only Korean fusion and Korean barbecue restaurant called N To Tail.

“Portland has unbelievable diversity and quality of food and beverage options from all over the world but Korean Barbecue was missing. … it makes sense we should have the first Korean Barbecue restaurant in northern New England,” said owner Jung Hur.

The name of the new restaurant is a play on “nose to tail” – which emphasizes that all cuts of meat from the animal will be utilized. Hur runs his own family farm in Auburn, so the restaurant with its rustic décor will be utilizing farm-fresh seasonal vegetables, plus high-quality meats and fresh Maine seafood.

CEO of Portland chamber garners top honor

Quincy Hentzel was presented with the 2019 Junior League of Portland Award on Feb. 8 at the League’s 11th annual gala at Cellardoor Winery at The Point for her community engagement and leadership. 

This year’s event raised $30,000 to support JLP’s mission to develop the potential of women, improve the community, and promote voluntarism—as well as its current issue area of reaching youth at risk.

Hentzel is the first female chief executive officer of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and has greatly contributed to the greater Portland area through both her professional career and community service. Hentzel serves on many nonprofit boards and committees, including Rippleffect, Community Financial Literacy, and cPort Credit Union. She previously served on boards for the Center for Grieving Children and as the president of the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. Her time dedicated to local boards collectively includes more than 35 years of service.

Hires, promotions, appointments

Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook has hired Dr. Cathleen Small, as the director of Behavioral Services and Spring Harbor Academy.

Baker Newman Noyes accounting and advisory firm has promoted Ilona Davis to principal in the Risk & Business Advisory practice.

AARP Maine has selected Portland resident Patricia Pinto to serve as its new Volunteer State President. 

Two South Portland residents, Lisa Bowdler and Sarah Gonneville, were recently promoted to assistant vice president at Saco & Biddeford Savings. In addition,  Lisa Bowdler of Cape Elizabeth, Andrew Grantham of Falmouth and Matt Grenier of Scarborough have also been promoted to assistant vice president.

Granted

The Rotary Club of South Portland/Cape Elizabeth has donated $500 to the Thomas Memorial Library for materials for youth literacy programs. The club began the program in 2007.

Catholic Charities Maine in Portland is receiving $100,000 in federal grant funding to support 165 Senior Corps volunteers.

Open for Business

Dr. Evelyn Bunce recently opened Atlantic Family Health, located at 51 U.S. Route 1 Unit A in the Nonesuch River Plaza within Scarborough Integrative Healthcare.

Atlantic Family Health provides primary care and integrative health services to children, adolescents, adults and older adults. The mission of Atlantic Family Health is to provide accessible primary care services with a focus on simple health-promoting strategies for people of all ages.

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