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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at and a music writer for and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk of course.

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Posted: February 27, 2018

Maine’s most iconic foods

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

We’ve got world-class restaurants here in Maine that offer up a tapestry of eclectic cuisine in pretty much all corners of the state.

Some of our chefs win huge awards. Some of our restaurants are impossible to get reservations at. Maine is a foodie’s paradise, and we love that about our state.

But we also don’t want to forget about our roots, our basics, our core loves. Because sometimes the only thing that is going to hit the spot is a red hot dog washed down with a Moxie. With the opening of the Maine Historical Society exhibit “Maine Eats” coinciding with Maine Restaurant Week, we put together a collection of the foods and drinks that define Maine. Some are comfort foods, some are classics and one will give you a brutal hangover if you’re not careful.

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