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  • Brunch dish wins annual Maine Lobster Festival Cooking Contest

    Fierce competitor Adam Marcus of Owls Head takes the top prize for his New Orleans-inspired take on eggs Benedict. With Maine lobster, of course. Read on

  • 100+ breweries coming to Portland this weekend for Beer Camp with some star-studded suds

    Sierra Nevada's rolling festival of many hard-to-get beers comes to Portland Friday. Read on

  • Wags and toasts all around at Martinis For Mutts annual dog-friendly fundraiser

    The 2nd Annual Martinis for Mutts event fundraiser for Animal Refuge League at The Portland Regency Hotel on Wednesday night was a howling success. Over $4,000 was raised for Animal Refuge League, and there was a surprise announcement. Read on

  • Paranoid Social Club & Jeff Beam rock Empire in Portland tonight

    Rabbit, rabbit! Happy First Friday, y’all! It’s time to step up and step out as Friday offers up a whole slew of terrifically awesome sights and sounds. Slip into your favorite pair of Party Jorts and let’s do it to it!  Get your First Friday evening off to a great start with some musical merriment… Read on

  • 3 things to see at August’s First Friday Art Walk: Free beer, woodblock prints, fiddles

    Free beer?! Heck yes. This month's highlights are Maine grown and Maine made — as Portland's Art Walk should be. Read on

  • Snacktime: Banded Horn/Tap House beer release, Flea Bites, Lobster Festival, more

    Catch the Mainely Burgers truck on TV, find more food trucks at Friday's Flea Bites, eat lobster and go upta camp with beer ... all while Little Bigs is on vacay. Read on

  • The Well at Jordan’s Farm: farm-to-table dining done beautifully in Cape Elizabeth

    While the season lasts, enjoy dinner in the fields at this outpost where the goodness of simply prepared food is sublime. Read on

  • 3 Doors Down plan outdoor acoustic show at Maine State Pier

    The band will create an "intimate and personal" atmosphere with couches on stage. "We'll tell stories and mess around a little," says frontman Brad Arnold. Read on

  • KahBang festival in Portland forced to cancel music shows

    Some sponsors were lost after the event was moved out of Bangor, but the film and arts portions will go on. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 notable Maine restaurants for vegetarians and vegans

    Most restaurants can serve up a plate of something without meat for the occasional vegetarian or vegan guest, although it may not be very exciting. These five restaurants cater to non-meat eaters, even if their menus offer meat dishes, too. Read on

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