Yarmouth Clam Fest

on July 15, 2014, at 12:18 p.m.
Who is the fastest clam shucker in Maine? Find out Saturday, when a handful of clammers and celebrities shuck their hearts out at the 49th annual Yarmouth Clam Fest. This year’s talents, Jackie Ward and Amanda Hill of WCSH TV and Patty Wight and Robin Rilette of MPBN, will try …
Mainely Burgers is one of five Portland-area food trucks competing in next month's battle of the food trucks at Stonewall Kitchen in York.

Stonewall Kitchen to host Maine food truck battle

By Kathleen Pierce on July 15, 2014, at 11:24 a.m.
Imagine having the keys to Stonewall Kitchen to create any recipe you desire. Five Maine food trucks will have that opportunity when they participate in the York specialty food company’s first Battle of the Food Trucks planned for Aug. 2. Popular Portland mobile eateries — Mainely Burgers, Urban Sugar Mobile …
From the community

Grand opening of The Whole Grain Bakeshop July 23

Bangor Daily News on July 15, 2014, at 10:39 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — The  grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Whole Grain Bakeshop will be held 1:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at St. Patrick’s, 21 Holyoke St. The Bakeshop specializes in baking all-natural, gluten-free, vegan, and whole grain treats. It donates its excess baked goods to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, and …

Must-go soup or salad

on July 15, 2014, at 9:43 a.m.
A few weeks ago, I was in Rockville, just outside Rockland, having a grand time giving a talk about “Grandmother’s Recipes” at the beautifully restored Rockville Chapel. Some who attended brought samples of their grandmother’s handwritten recipe notebooks and others spoke about their memories of grandmother’s and mother’s cookery. I …
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Butcher Burger: For the meat lover in your life

on July 15, 2014, at 9:26 a.m.
OOB (Old Orchard Beach) is known for a great beach, the pier, and…burgers? The last one you’ll definitely find and then some at Butcher Burger. Looking for a half pound of poutine? How about a tender and flavorful Surf n Turf burger that’s bursting with lobster, and in avocado sauce? …

A look behind the scenes at Marshall Wharf Brewing

on July 14, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
I find myself in Belfast, Maine three or four times a year, but almost always during the winter for a trip to the Belfast Curling Club, this past weekend we decided to head down and check things out when it’s warmer and people are actually out and about. Naturally a …

July Wine Dinner… at the Lucerne Inn…

on July 14, 2014, at 7:11 p.m.
By now, you know that I host a Wine Dinner at the Lucerne Inn every month. This month my co-host was my good friend Sigrid Coffin of Easterly Wine. I absolutely love hosting dinners with Sigrid. We are both “restaurant people”. We have very similar taste in wine, and food, …

Introducing Dining Out Mom Style

on July 14, 2014, at 11:03 a.m.
This blog is designed to be a smattering of dining out options, tips and experiences as a mom on the run. So, strap on your running shoes and let’s have some fun!

FTS Al Fresco: The Thirsty Pig

on July 14, 2014, at 7 a.m.
Fill The Steins continues its Al Fresco series back in Portland at The Thirsty Pig, where sausages and Maine beers make a tucked-away deck even better.
Rows of vines can be seen at sunset at Yalumba's Jansz estate in the Tamar Valley, located in the northeast of Tasmania on June 4. Australia's wine growing industry is responding to the rigors of climate change.

Climate change signals the end of Australian shiraz as we know it

By Jane Wardell, Reuters on July 14, 2014, at 6:54 a.m.
HOBART, Tasmania — Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer’s winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley — the hot, dry region that is home to the country’s world-famous big, brassy shiraz. Trampling over the family’s century-old grape-growing roots on the Australian mainland, Glaetzer headed south to …
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Nothing but respect!

on July 12, 2014, at 10:04 p.m.
For years I’ve been growing vegetables and raising our animals on a farm owned by my wife’s parents.  It has been a privilege, one I would wish on any young, aspiring farmer.  The advantages of such a situation are enumerable.  Farming under the eyes of people who have done it …

Michaud vs. Cutler: WHY??

on July 12, 2014, at 9:02 a.m.
Foodless this week - instead, dipping my toes into the Maine gubernatorial race and some thoughts on why the two challengers - Michaud and Cutler - are hacking away at each other and why it must end.

Another bakeover success!

on July 11, 2014, at 1:43 p.m.
No, that's not a typo for anyone who might be wondering.

Celebrate Shipyard’s 20th with beer bash on Maine State Pier

on July 10, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
The Shipyard Brewing Company is celebrating their 20th anniversary in Craft Beer by throwing a party. Saturday July 12, 2014 on the Maine State Pier from 11am-10pm will be live music, local vendors, food trucks, a health and fitness expo including registration for the Shipyard Old Port half marathon and …
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The Merryspring Kitchen Tour

Bangor Daily News on July 10, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — The Merryspring Kitchen Tour will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, August 6.  This year’s tour invites you to visit nine home kitchens, five of them with water views, with a gourmet tasting from a local chef at every stop, with a total of 19 participating chefs. The event …

Coaster Critique: Shiner Ruby Redbird

on July 09, 2014, at 6:50 p.m.
Name: Shiner Ruby Redbird Brewed By: Spoetzl Brewery Style: Summer Seasonal brewed with Ruby Red Grapefruit and Ginger ABV: 4.01%   Pours a bright golden color with a short fizzy head that dissolved quickly, the beer is crystal clear in the glass. Ruby Redbird smells of fresh grated ginger and …

Crostini with Strawberry Rhubarb Jam and Proscuitto

on July 09, 2014, at 12:23 p.m.
This recipe is a perfectly balanced combination of sweet, savory, salty, sour, gooey, and crunchy. Whether you serve it at a brunch, eat it as a snack, or use it as an appetizer, the unique combination of flavors will dazzle your taste buds and impress your friends and family with …

Do You Love S’mores? Try These Without The Dairy & Fire.

on July 09, 2014, at 12:01 p.m.
S’mores and Summer just seem to go hand in hand.  Nothing quite like them as a treat or dessert. When I decided to become vegan, I thought my love affair with s’mores would be coming to an end.  That was until I found out there were vegan marshmallows and chocolate …
Bangor Detective Tim Shaw chews a bit of the mammoth Paul Bunyan burger during an eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino in Bangor. The Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge put five members of the Bangor Police Department up against five members of the Bangor Fire Department for charity on the eve of the restaurant's grand opening. The Bangor firefighters won, leaving only four and three-quarter pounds of food left, compared with Bangor police's five pounds.

Bangor firefighters, police compete in Guns and Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge

By Ashley L. Conti, BDN Staff on July 08, 2014, at 10:36 p.m.

Guns and Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge raises money for local charities

By Ashley Conti on July 08, 2014, at 10:34 p.m.
The Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge put five members of the Bangor Police Department up against five members of the Bangor Fire Department for charity on the eve of opening day for the Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino. The Bangor Fire Department won the competition, and …
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