Nosh (551 Congress St., 207-553-2227, www.noshkitchenbar.com) updates the concept of New York-style deli fare with a fresh-and-local twist (pig-belly Reuben, BLT made with house-cured bacon and an option to top it with a fried egg, duck confit sandwich). The setting is sleek, with a granite bar on one side, copper tables on the other, and comfy lounge-like seating at the entry. Nosh serves inspired salads, sandwiches, and burgers by day ($6-$11). At night, the menu expands to include create-your-own tasting plates, allowing guests to choose from charcuterie, artisan cheeses, seafood, and vegetables. Be sure to order the fries, offered in flavors including bacon-dusted and salt-and-vinegar, and accompanied by a choice from a tempting array of mayos, cheese sauces, and even sriracha, a Thai hot sauce.