This year's Dine Around the World fundraiser will be hosted by Shannon Moss of WMTW Channel 8 and features culinary creations from a slew of Portland's top restaurant and caterers. Dig into international plates from local favorites such as Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant, Cranberry Island Kitchen, Leonardo's Pizza, and Pom's Thai Taste Restaurant & Noodle House. This year's event will also feature special guest Linda Greenlaw—the swordfishing star of Discovery Channel's Swords: Life on the Line —and silent and live auctions. Up for bid are two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue, lift tickets to Sunday River, plus jewelry, art, sports tickets, and more.
Pizza Delight paves a road of sauce-and-cheese bliss with a menu packed with tantalizing oven creations. Diners can open meals by chomping through a crouton-strewn caesar salad with romaine and parmesan, made fresh to order before Pizza Delight's skilled mozzarella magicians dish out a popular specialty pizza. Prepare for an upcoming ukulele concerto with insider notes from the hawaiian delight pizza, which gathers a luau's worth of ham, bacon, and pineapple held together by the pizzeria's signature cheese blend. The chunky vegetable greek pizza covers Mediterranean cravings with liberal quantities of feta cheese over a veggie mélange of spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and white sauce. Other unique crust concoctions include the creamy smoked-salmon-and-shrimp pizza and the nostalgia-provoking grilled-cheese-and-bacon pie, plus classics such as the all-star meat pizza and the rorschach cheese-blot test pizza.
After perfecting their craft over more than a decade, the chefs of Fireside Catering established Fireside Eatery inside Hotel Mount Pearl. Here, they whip up a menu of comforting breakfast and lunch fare such as omelettes, pancakes, burgers, and cod dinners, as well as regional favourites including breakfast sandwiches concocted from deep-fried touton, egg, and bologna or chicken paninis drizzled with traditional Newfoundland dressing. They sling quick lunches during the workweek to satisfy busy business types, and they serve breakfast all day on Saturday and Sunday, holding diners to a strict dress code of flannel pajamas and pillow-creased faces.
Just down the road from the southeastern coast of Conception Bay stands Outport Restaurant and Pub, a local hangout and culinary destination whose chefs find inspiration for their many seafood entrees in the local waters. Lively chatter fills the dining room throughout the day as guests sit down to lunches or dinners of prime-rib steak, roasted turkey, and Newfoundland cod cheeks. Outport certainly has no trouble earning the “Pub” in its name, supplementing its steak-house entrees with traditional country fare such as liver and onions. Other pub staples include wings, draft brews, and bartenders who occasionally slip into long-winded dramatic recitations of Ulysseys.
Located right on the waterfront, diners at Dildo Dory Grill enjoy picturesque views with their delicious dinners. The restaurant's broad menu features hand-dipped fish and chips made from fresh North Atlantic Cod, a moose burger served alongside hand-cut fries, and crab cakes served with warm butter. Pair entrees with a selection of wine, beer, and cocktails.