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  • Chef Stephen Richards of The World is Mine Oyster in Boothbay Harbor is the 2014 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year

    His complex dish bests those from 9 other chefs to win the coveted title. Read on

  • First Look: Portland’s new Bao Bao Dumpling House is red hot!

    The newest Asian invasion in Portland is Cara Stadler's uber cool Bao Bao Dumpling House--with Portlanders already craving every last morsel Read on

  • Dining Guide: Five under-the-radar restaurants to visit during Harvest on the Harbor

    While a handful of Portland restaurants get all the food-press love, there are other, excellent places to dine. If you’re a visitor in town for Harvest on the Harbor, we suggest you consider these lesser-known local stars. Read on

  • The funky, ghostly Allagash Ghoulschip returns Saturday

    Around a corner, lurking in the looming shadows of some grain storage vessels, is a small, unassuming cabin with a stained glass 'A' on the door. What goes on behind those doors is shrouded in secrecy...  Read on

  • Brunswick chef Cara Stadler headed to Scotland

    Stadler will team up with two Michelin-starred chefs to create a new dish for Waldorf Astoria resorts around the world. Read on

  • Snacktime: Eat and burn on Halloween, Pocket Brunch returns, and more

    In this week's round-up of food news and events: four more new restaurants for Portland, a fiery-food Halloween night, all-Maine brunch, wine dinners and a ski-season preview. Read on

  • Food blogger launches Kickstarter for sandwich truck in Rockland

    After nearly five years of blogging about food, Malcolm Bedell plans to launch 'Wich, Please, a year-round food truck serving "incredible sandwiches." Read on

  • The best cut for perfect roast beef? Suprising answers from Maine butchers

    There's no dilemma in the omnivore's delight: Roast beef is the ultimate joy, a universal fondness for red meat! Read on

  • Go to warm and inviting Walter’s, Portland for reasonably priced cocktails and great wine deals

    Walter’s is a well-known Portland establishment that ironically flies somewhat under the radar. Business professionals and an older crowd dominate the restaurant, but this is not to say there aren’t great deals to be had and a warm, inviting atmosphere to experience. Read on

  • Creepy cocktails: 4 boozy, easy-to-make Halloween treats for grown ups

    Let the kids have their candy. Adults can sip the cocktail version of Candy Corn, Tootsie Rolls and two more drinks you can make at home. Read on

  • 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

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