“Bite Into Maine” Expands into Bayside With Award Winning Lobster Rolls Introducing Expanded Menu


An Award Winning  Lobster Roll with a Side of Potato Chips at “Bite Into Maine,” 31 Diamond Street Bayside in POrtand.

Some of the Indoor Seating at Bite Into Maine, 31 Diamond Street, Now Open. (Photo by Sarah Sutton)  There is Indoor Seating for 26 and the Outdoor Deck Will Soon be Available with Seating for 14.

The Counter at “Bite Into Maine,” 31 Diamond Street, Portoland (Photo by Sarah Sutton)

“I saw this space in June of 2021 and knew it was the right space for us,” said Sarah Sutton this afternoon at her new attractive retail venue at 31 Diamond Street in Portland’s Bayside.  “We need a big space where we can do food preparation for our three food trucks.”

The first food truck was based at Ft. Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth – that was back in 2011 where it became an instant hit in the lighthouse park there.  The second food truck is located at Allagash Brewing Company.  The third food truck is used for the catering business.

In 2017 Sarah and her husband Karl started The Commissionary, on Route 1 in Scarborough.  A catering business completes this company’s business portfolio.   The food truck at Ft. Williams Park consumes most of the couple’s business acumen.  “It’s concentrated and very busy there,” said Sarah this afternoon.

The new venue does not have a liquor license, but that does not mean that beer is not welcome at 31 Diamond Street.  “BYOB” – Bring Your Own Bottle – is the policy at this location.  “We want to encourage cooperation with our neighbors here.  That includes brewing companies and distilleries in the area,” said Sarah.  The Organic Bike Brewing Company, a gluten free brewing company, expects to open up within the next 45 days said it’s owner who dropped by to celebrate the opening of “Bite Into Maine” this afternoon.

“I love being in Maine.  We feel that Maine really embraced us,” said Sarah who hails from Wisconsin originally.  She studied photography at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and worked in the photography field before pivoting to the food industry here in Maine.

“Bite Into Maine,” 31 Diamond Street, is currently open four days a week; Thursday – Sunday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.  Those hours will expand as the season progresses as well. For more, please call 207 – 289-6142 and check out the web page.