This is one of those places that you walk by and mutter to yourself that maybe someday you might try it.
A non-descript hole in the wall with a half dozen tables, a chalkboard menu, with interesting possibilities scrawled daily, and an appealing but brief wine list.
And in my opinion, you walk by at your peril.
We first ate at Petisco a year ago, my wife being drawn in by the chalk claim of onion soup, on a wet Portland afternoon.
We were hooked. Good service, chef/owner doing it all behind an open counter and imaginative, expertly prepared food that is a must to survive in this city full of excellent restaurants.
Made our regular stop yesterday. The attention grabber this time was a pairing of brussel sprouts and pork with a baked cheese topping.
That and a bottle of Montepulciano made a simple lunch an inspiration to share the experience here.
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