Neighborhood Nourishment #279

Eating is an inherently social activity. We chose where we eat based not only on the type of food we seek, but the community we want to be part of. Today we speak with three Portland community creators: Briana and Andrew Volk, owners of the Portland Hunt and Alpine Club and upcoming Little Giant restaurant, and Briana Holt, head baker at Tandem Coffee and Bakery.

Photo by Erin Little


Briana and Andrew Volk

Andrew and Briana Volk own the Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, a James Beard-nominated cocktail bar in Portland’s Old Port. This year they are opening Little Giant, a restaurant and bar in Portland’s West End. The accompanying shop is open daily 8 a.m to 8 p.m.

Briana Holt

Briana Holt is the head baker at Tandem Coffee and Bakery in Portland. She moved to Maine in 2013 and helped owners Will and Kathleen Pratt open the bakery on Congress Street in 2014.