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11 Central named one of Down East’s Best New Restaurants in the April 2015 issue

Bangor, Maine – 11 Central was recently named one of Down East magazine’s “Best New Restaurants” in the current issue of the magazine. The issue, on newsstands now, includes editors’ choices for 32 favorite new restaurants in Maine that have been open two years or less.
 
Each featured restaurant includes a “Best reason to go:” 11 Central was chosen for “The creative pizzas (lobster artichoke, Thai chicken), thoughtful wine list, flowers, and candlelight make for a lovely and rather affordable date night.”
 
“We’re lucky to live in a state where the food scene is incredible — and always on the rise,” noted Down East editor-in-chief Kathleen Fleury. “There are so many newcomers that deserve to be mentioned, and these picks were at the top of our list.”

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June | 2014

We have been hearing wonderful comments about 11 Central, a downtown eatery in Bangor. Open just about a year and a half, the word is certainly out if the number of patrons pouring in throughout the evening is any indication. And this restaurant deserves kudos for a charming atmosphere, great service, and delectable fresh food.

We began our evening by meeting friends John and Julie Cashwell who are regulars here. Sitting at the bar for a pre-dinner drink let me soak in the atmosphere. The owners hauled out 20 tons of debris when they renovated this space. It now has a modern decor, but they kept the exposed brick of the back wall and the hardwood floors. Black tables are set with candlelight and fresh flowers – even the restroom was elegant and tasteful. A divider holds an array of white candles sparkling amongst white flowers.

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December| 2014

George: Gather * Eat * Be Merry: The slogan on our take-home bag from 11 Central, tells you all you need to know about this wonderful Bangor restaurant. From the seasonal art on the walls to the dishes to the speakers in the ceiling playing soft background music, everything is thoughtfully planned and presented for the customers’ pleasure. And we were pleased!

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