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    Photos: Portland Brew Festival @ Portland Company

    Labor Day weekend doubled as Portland Brew Festival weekend, with about 40 established and up-and-coming brewers and more than 120 brew products from throughout New England gathered together at the Portland Company Complex on Fore Street. Read on

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    Dine Out Maine: Dishes worth traveling for, fresh produce explain Chase’s Daily allure

    At this Belfast vegetarian restaurant, savor well-designed dishes and shop at its farmers market. Read on

  • Snacktime: New stop for sweets, brunch is back, Rising Tide turns four, and more

    Has it been a whole month since the last Flea Bites? Yep, and that's just one of the tasty bites in this week's round-up. Read on

  • Summer flavors: 18 mouthwatering photos of Maine food and drink

    Summer isn't really and truly over, but this holiday weekend marks its official last hurrah. Here's hoping these reminders of this summer's best food and drink stories (plus a couple from last year) will bring back some delicious memories. Read on

  • Rockport dining: The Mystique of Salt Water Farm Cafe & Market

    Don't miss the magic of dining at the Salt Water Farm Cafe overlooking picture-perfect Rockport Harbor. Read on

  • Humble and here to stay, Ruski’s in Portland’s West End is no ordinary dive bar

    Ruski's Restaurant & Pub is a Portland mainstay for cheap beer, good pub food and exceptional service. Established in 1892, Ruski's takes pride in being everyone's favorite dive bar, but alas, it's not so much dive-y as it is home-y. Kick back and relax at this humble relic of Portland's history. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 Portland-area restaurants known for fabulous desserts

    A great dessert finishes off a restaurant meal with a flourish. These five restaurants offer sweet endings that are well worth the extra calories. Read on

  • The mighty tomato in the ultimate tomato soup

    With tomato season in high gear, prepare a velvety smooth soup Read on

  • Take a self-guided tour through Portland’s East Bayside: Popsicles, gin, hand pies and beer

    Everyone keeps calling East Bayside "up and coming." I mean, it's pretty much here, isn't it? Coffee, check. Liquor, check. Popsicles, check. What more do you need? More coffee, beer and hand pies? Got those. Read on

  • For the love of meat: Tender brisket & crave-worthy ribs at Buck’s Naked BBQ in Portland

    We're lucky in Portland, because we have lots of authentic barbecue to choose from. Lately, I've favored Buck's Naked BBQ on Wharf Street. Read on

  • Wild Maine blueberry pudding cake for two

    Obsessive blueberry consumption (and buying) inspires an easy, warm dessert that bakes up while you eat dinner. Read on

  • On the road: The Harrison Farmer’s Market

    For a snap shot of small-town farmers' markets, visit the lakes region town of Harrison in the foothills of western Maine. Read on

  • Microbrew disciples, you’ve gotten Sebago all wrong: These guys are making great beer

    There are a couple of factors holding back Sebago's street cred among microbrew zealots. Read on

  • 6 ways to get your wild Maine blueberry fix beyond pie and muffins

    With apologies to Dr. Seuss: You can eat them on your toast, in a drink, on a cone ... Read on

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