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This Neighborhood Restaurant in Portland Used to Be an Adorable Little Market

Ever heard of Red & White Food Stores? The building at 58 Pine Street in Portland was once a neighborhood market called Pine Street Market, and it was part of the Red & White Food Stores family.

The firm started in the late 1920s and supplied independent groceries stores around the country. Portland’s own Red & White Food Store supplied the neighborhood with essentials and filled it’s storefront windows with canned goods and sale signs.

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Today, the storefront looks almost the same, but what’s inside has changed a lot. Caiola’s serves up a mix of Italian and comfort food in their quaint West End settling. This twist on chicken and waffles looks so good.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wings, Johnnycake, maine maple-sambal #special @caiolasmaine tonight!

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