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  • Vote here! Maine Beer Madness Beer Tournament 2015: Round One

    The voting has begun! If you study the Maine Beer Madness bracket closely, you'll see that we are in for some wild early round matchups. Read on

  • Rudy’s in Cape Elizabeth is “a must-see, must-eat and must-drink kind of place”

    The bar is one of the focal points of the restaurant with a stylish, sleek, yet rustic design, and can seat up to 13. Rudy's hosts a lot of Cape Elizabeth locals, but welcomes everyone, especially during "social hour" when drinks are discounted and special bites are featured Read on

  • Warm up with beach-y cocktails at the USBG Tiki Shake Off on Sunday

    Get a taste of tiki from five master mixologists at an event hosted by the Maine chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild. Read on

  • Brisket Perfection: The best braised beef you’ll ever make

    One of the easiest dishes to prepare is a slowly braised cut of brisket. In it's sweet-sour sauce, it's a perfect addition to the Passover table or to serve any time of year. Read on

  • Feel-good vibes, hefty burritos & locally raised meats at Las Olas in Wells

    Las Olas mixes the allure of water much warmer than the Atlantic in March with the delight of fresh ingredients that scream for summer. Read on

  • Eat a good book: Enter the Edible Book Festival at Portland Public Library April 3

    No one's really going to eat a book (at least, no one's tried yet). The Edible Book Festival invites creative readers/writers/book fans to make a dish that gives a nod to a book title, poem, character or simply has something to do with a book or poem. Read on

  • First Look: Isa opens in the heart of Bayside, Portland

    Here is the quintessential bistro style dining establishment that will contribute to the culinary growth and urban livability of the up and coming Bayside neighborhood. Read on

  • Wine dinners & bean suppahs: Fine food from local chefs at Maine dining events

    A gala fete to benefit the Portland Symphony Orchestra and a church-style Bean Suppa were the highlights of dining out last week, Read on

  • The art of plating: Fine displays of food are beautifully served with savoir-faire at Portland restaurants

    From the perfect burger resplendent on brioche bun, to small-plate design motifs, to the spare simplicity of Asian sensibilities, what we're eating is increasingly a work of art. Read on

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