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  • Burgers, buns and fries: Sebago Brewing vs. The Great Lost Bear

    Brew pubs and sports bars compete for burger and beer business in Portland, and here's a comparison look between the burgers at Sebago Brewing and Great Lost Bear. Read on

  • One of the biggest selections of wine by the glass in Portland: MJ’s Wine Bar

    Genuine and romantic: That's the vibe at MJ's, located at One City Center. The space is adorned with unique features, such as a piano, shelves of vinyl LPs and a record player, a guitar, and a wall lined with 40 fragrance jars beneath what Ohlson calls the "wine mural." Read on

  • Dining Guide: Five noteworthy restaurants in the Kennebunks

    Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are more than picturesque Maine summertime destinations. Great restaurants are a reason to visit all year long. Read on

  • Snacktime: New chef at Brunswick Hotel, apple events, Harvest in the Hood and more

    It's Oktoberfest season, and there's a big one coming up in Topsham. This week's round-up of food and drink news also includes a bunch of apple happenings and a fall harvest wine sail. Read on

  • Fried seafood all year – and prices that won’t break the bank – at Docks Seafood in South Portland

    Not only were there several dozen choices – lunch plates, dinner plates, sandwiches, specials, chowders – but they were priced more reasonably than I expected. Read on

  • Fall menu: hearty tomato soup, roast chicken, local sweet potatoes and velvety corn medley

    Fall menus call for robust flavors that still rely on late summer and fall vegetables available at the markets now. Read on

  • 12 fall food and drink events in Maine to put on your calendar now

    Apples, pumpkins, barbecue, wine and beer, beer beer. There's never a shortage of food and drink events in Maine, but the fall calendar seems to be especially full of them. We've rounded up a smorgasbord of food festivals, dinners, and more tasty happenings around the state. Read on

  • Maine Apple Guide: Pick-your-own orchards, recipes & apple etiquette

    It’s apple season in Maine. Maybe you've noticed. Whether you buy your apples pre-picked from the market or prefer to get all hands-on with the fruit and pick it yourself, we've got the apple guide to suit you. From pick-you-own orchards to apple recipes and even a few videos on apple-picking etiquette and apple storage, consider your apple needs fulfilled. Read on

  • Can’t get your beer here? Brew it yourself with a clone kit from Maine Brewing Supply

    The homebrew shop has started selling clone recipes of world-renowned beers both from Maine and beyond. A sign outside the store urges: "If you can't get 'em, brew 'em!" Read on

  • Weekend recap: Foraging at the farmer’s market, feeding at Funky Bow and digging Sunday bagels

    Fall is off to a rousing start, especially on weekends that rock with food, fun and frolicking beer and food fests. Read on

  • Dear Bill Murray: Please join us for Portland Beer Week

    Organizers hope to entice the famous actor with a social media blitz and Maine beers brewed in his honor — Groundhog Day IPA, Rauchmore and Scrooged, to name a few. Read on

  • 8 things I am looking forward to at this year’s Common Ground Fair

    The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Common Ground Country Fair is just about here. When it comes to celebrating agriculture and local food in Maine, this is one of the most important events. Read on

  • There’s no “comfort beer” at The King’s Head, but there will be 40 taps featuring beer you can’t get elsewhere

    The owners of The King's Head in Portland share a passion for quality craft beer and are adding to the current 29 beers on tap. In fact, by the time this review is published, the 3-month-old gastropub on Commercial Street likely will have an additional five tap lines. Read on

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