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  • Easy Day in South Portland serves up Detroit-style pizza that will turn your pizza world upside down

    The restaurant and bowling alley on Broadway also has an outdoor patio and windows that provide views of the Fore River and downtown Portland Read on

  • Barreled Souls Brewing lives up to the mythical origins it garnered at Beer Camp this summer

    Here's a bold statement: Barreled Souls might have the hippest tasting room in Maine. I know how incendiary that sounds based on the number of chic tasting rooms in the state right now, but believe me, this room oozes cool. Read on

  • Where’s the beef? The return of the classic butcher shop

    The revival of the neighborhood butcher shop is strong in Maine, with master butchers relying on nose-to-tail butchery and the bounty from local farms. Read on

  • Friday Happy Hour: The Sugar Maple

    This very fall-in-New England cocktail combines amber rum, maple syrup, apple cider and spices. Read on

  • Revisiting an old favorite: Caiola’s in Portland

    Sometimes it's the old reliable establishments that have defined Portland dining for years and remain as good as the star-studded newcomers. Read on

  • Contest: Win a pair of tickets to Harvest on the Harbor’s sold out Brews, Booze & Blues BBQ

    The Brew, Blues & Brew Barbecue is one of Harvest on the Harbor's highlights. It's an evening of barbecue eating and beer drinking, with plenty of sampling to go around and live music to fill out the atmosphere. And we're giving away five (5) pairs of tickets right here. Read on

  • Dining Guide: 5 notable Maine steakhouses

    In a state with 3,478 miles of coastline, it's no wonder so many Maine restaurant menus feature its bounty. But as much as we love our seafood, sometimes we just want to tuck into a juicy cut of beef. Read on

  • Snacktime: ‘Good Food America’ features Fore Street, wine dinners, Hoptoberfest, and more

    Take a trip to Spain without leaving Scarborough at a wine seminar and dinner on Saturday, or if beer if more your thing, don't miss Hoptoberfest in Portland. And yes, Rosemont Market is coming to the West End, plus more food and drink news. Read on

  • An LED-lit bar and throwback 90s pop music at Orchid Thai in Falmouth

    The happy hour special is worth stopping in for, especially if you happen to be getting takeout, but stick with the Mai Tai, warm sake, or an imported Thai beer. Read on

  • Apple Brown Betty: Simply delicious

    Apple Brown Betty is such an old American dessert and one that deserves to be a standout on your dessert table. Read on

  • Upcoming farm events & learn-to-can class, plus pumpkin patches

    Workshops, classes, films and more. Read on

  • Homemade and healthy breakfast bars for busy mornings

    Kitchen tinkering resulted in a lower-calorie, less sweet and yes, smaller, alternative to the fabulous breakfast bars at Aurora Provisions. But the homemade version just as delicious. Read on

  • 24 hours in Portland? Here’s where to go for the best bars, brew pubs and tours

    Where to go - and where to skip - if you have less than a day to check out Portland's craft beer scene. Read on

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