414 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
While Portland’s cocktail bar and restaurant Central Provisions is housed in a historic brick building dating back to the days of the East India Trading Company, its snacks-only food philosophy is decidedly 21st-century. CP serves New American tapas, and while menu darlings include the suckling pig, spicy beef salad, and Baja fish sandwich, options change daily. Cocktails are created with finesse; bar manager Patrick McDonald relies on local distillers and ferments his own sodas to deliver drinks like the Four Count Negroni, with London dry gin, Italian vermouth, and Quattro aperitivo.