So, if you've been walking by 545 Congress street downtown Portland you'll notice that the windows have been blacked out, but there's some exciting rebuilding going on there. Yes, this is a pandemic, and people aren't going out as much, but new businesses are still popping up, which is excellent news. This new restaurant is called the Broken Arrow, and it will be a premier restaurant specializing in five-course meals yum. Broken Arrow will occupy the space formerly known as The West End Deli and meet new guidelines for covid19 will open at a 47-person occupancy, according to Portlandfoodmap.com.


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A new restaurant called Broken Arrow (@brokenarrowme) is getting ready to open in October. Broken Arrow is located at 545 Congress Street in the storefront formerly occupied by the West End Deli. To address public health guidelines Broken Arrow will launch using just part of its 47-seat capacity. Chef Matt Jatczak will draw inspiration from classic New England recipes for the 5-course meals. Broken Arrow plans to take a ticket-based model and will begin taking reservations for their October opening in early September. The menu is expected to change every 5-6 weeks to align with the seasonality of local ingredients. Owners Lyle and Holly Aker moved to Portland from Chicago where Lyle operated two restaurants, Charlatan and the Three Aces. They had been looking to make a move back to Maine when the opportunity to lease 545 Congress Street came up 3 years ago. Chef Jatczak also has a Chicago connection. His resume includes time in the kitchen at both The Purple Pig and working for Paul Kahn’s One Off Hospitality Group. Holly Aker is a Certified Cheese Professional and passionate about Maine creamery products so expect a diverse array of Maine cheeses to grace the menu. #portlandmaine #brokenarrow #mainefood #seasonalmenu #congressstreet

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"Owners Lyle and Holly Aker moved to Portland from Chicago where Lyle operated two restaurants, Charlatan and the Three Aces." also according to Portland food Maps. When the opportunity came up to lease 545 Congress St, they knew this was the deal of a lifetime start their new place. The restaurant menu will change every five to six weeks based upon seasonal ingredients and bring that five star Chicago experience to downtown Portland ME. Will you be coming down to check out the new place?