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Things to do This week

The Loop

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  • Homemade ice cream: It’s easier than you think

    How sweet it is: homemade ice cream is a cinch to make and so delicious with Maine's wonderful farm-fresh cream and milk. Read on

  • Stopping (finally) at The Montsweag Roadhouse in Woolwich

    After nearly 50 years of driving by, we finally made the left turn off Route 1 into the parking lot of the Montsweag Roadhouse. And liked what we found. Read on

  • Timber in Portland: An upscale steakhouse with a great patio for drinks

    The bold and swanky new restaurant on Exchange Street offers happy hour deals on weekdays and a brick patio out back that feels like an oasis in the city. Read on

  • Harvesting honey from the backyard

    When I began keeping bees three years ago it was because I wanted to help bees and in return have them pollinate my garden. Harvesting honey is a bonus. Read on

  • Allagash taps into Beer Camp with Myron’s Walk collaboration

    On Friday, Sierra Nevada's "Beer Camp" will make it's fifth stop on a seven-stop national tour in Portland. In support of the epic even, Sierra Nevada produced a 12-pack of collaboration brews with different breweries, one of which is our own Allagash. Read on

  • Set sail with Shipyard on the Nova Star Aug. 12 – 13

    Nova Star Cruises has partnered with Portland's Shipyard Brewing Company for a 22-hour "Sail with Shipyard" cruise next month. Read on

  • Bath Farmer’s Market and more waterfront food finds

    Bath's waterfront farmer's market is a delight to visit in this utterly charming town along the Kennebec River. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 restaurants with outstanding wine lists

    While beer and cocktails have taken their well-deserved places at the table, wine remains an key element of the dining experience. These restaurants have all been recognized for their wine offerings and service. Read on

  • At Hidden Pond: down to Earth in Kennebunkport

    Earth at Hidden Pond dazzles and cajoles in the refinement of a stylishly casual setting for fabulous food Read on

  • Crookneck yellow squash is a glorious summer vegetable – recipes for soup and pudding casserole

    Heirloom varieties of crookneck yellow squash are an essential summer vegetable--see these two great recipes for summer dining Read on

  • There’ll probably be a wait at The Ramp … and it’ll be worth it

    The cozy bar and grill offers a prime view of the harbor in Cape Porpoise. Read on

  • Hit the new Hilltop Superette for burgers, Italians & pizza to go (and pick up some groceries)

    The newly opened market on the East End offers hot and cold sandwiches for lunch. Read on

  • Industrial Way neighborhood is sacred ground for Portland’s craft beer lovers

    Earlier this year, Bissell Brothers Brewing, Foundation Brewing and Austin Street Brewing each opened a garage door in One Industrial Way. So why is this neighborhood the Mesopotamia of Maine craft brewing? Read on

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