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  • Elements celebrates 2nd anniversary with beer, music, coffee, beer this weekend in Biddeford

    Their beer list for their second anniversary celebrations includes specialty beers brewed just for this event by Bunker Brewing, Banded Horn Brewing, Rising Tide Brewing, Austin Street Brewing, Gneiss Brewing, and Foundation Brewing. Read on

  • Apple Dapple Pie is a dazzling wintertime dessert

    An unusual dessert from an old cookbook — a kind of apple and nut coffee cake wrapped up in pastry and served as a pie. Read on

  • Run with pancakes, bowl with chefs & more: Maine Restaurant Week 2015 kicks off March 1

    Maine Restaurant Week returns March 1-14 with a new, wrap-up event, a coffee and dessert pairing at Coffee By Design. Read on

  • Portland becoming a mecca for Middle-Eastern/Mediterranean cuisines with new EVO opening in the spring

    Portland's gone gaga over baba ganoush, baklava, kebabs and more at our burgeoning fine dining establishments who feature pan-Mediterranean and Middle Eastern menus. Read on

  • Here comes Otherside Delicatessen in Portland: An interesting list of sandwiches, grinders, pizza and “take & bake dinners”

    Otherside is not a replacement for Full Belly by any means. They are two different animals. But Otherside promises the kind of quality meats, cheeses and other products Portlanders have come to expect from its food establishments. Read on

  • Congress Squared, Portland: New chef, new menu and new energy

    With chef Tim Labonte heading up the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel's main dining room, great food is on the menu in spades. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 places in Portland to indulge your craving for cheese

    The cheese course, traditionally served after the entree, is increasingly popular in Maine restaurants as a precursor to, or substitute for, dessert. These five Portland restaurants offer well-curated selections of cheeses, many of them from Maine. Read on

  • 7 dining options Portland seriously needs | By Brett Willis

    But just before we begin, if you’re wondering why this post is here in the social section, I can explain. I want to harness the very power of the Internet (AKA social media) to help make Portland a foodier paradise. Hopefully this little list will get the discussion going, leading to some real, tangible and delicious changes here in Portland, Maine. Read on

  • Try this dish: cinnamon rolls at Scratch Baking

    They're huge and are as flaky as a well-layered buttery croissant rolled around a sugar glaze with plenty of cinnamon in the folds. Read on

  • How do you say it? A Portland Restaurant Pronunciation Guide for some hard-to-say places

    We love the restaurants on this list for many reasons, but we also know we've mispronounced them in the past. Here's the right way to say some of Portland's dining spots, pronounced by the people who know them best: Read on

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