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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Breakfast heaven: On the prowl for bacon and eggs

    These are the great blue-plate breakfast specials from greasy spoons to fine dining haunts in Portland Read on

  • First Look: High style at El Rayo Scarborough

    The stylish new El Rayo on Route 1 is a welcome addition to Scarborough's dining mix and is already a favorite hangout for locals. And it's well worth the short drive from Portland. Read on

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    Barreled Souls bares Its barrels’ souls July 19

    The new Saco brewery will open its doors to the public from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m, with 12 beers on tap. Food trucks Maine-ly Meatballs, Gusto's, and Fishin' Ships should be staggering their appearances from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Read on

  • Learn about wine on a sailboat: Sunset Wine Sails in Casco Bay with Wine Wise

    These Sunset Wine Sails aren't simply wine tastings. You'll drink wine, no doubt about it, but instead of thoughtlessly tossing back the glass like you usually do, Archer will insist you pay attention to it. Read on

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