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What are Maine's Most Iconic Dishes?

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Your [insert superstitious charm] worked, and whether the pigskin was under-inflated, over-inflated, or brined, cured, and seared 'til crisp, the Patriots are goin' to Super Bowl XLIX. We've a...

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The 6 Most Anticipated Maine Restaurant Openings, Spring 2015 Edition

Keep track of all the hot restaurants opening soon.

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Cut Footloose at Oxbow, Licensed for Dancing, Entertainment, and Full Bar Potential

The brewery's Bottling and Blending offshoot received unanimous approval of its new license this week.

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Portland Pie Company Cozies up to Biddeford's Banded Horn Brewing With Location #7

The Portland pizza chain should enjoy a fruitful relationship with the brewery's food-less tasting room.

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Square Tail Brewing Company to Promote Peace, Trout, and Milk Stout in Amherst

Co-owner/head brewer/fisherman Wes Ellington wants to be open this spring.

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Marriott Goes Mediterranean as TIQA Opens Today

Dean Haleem and Carol Mitchell's bold new restaurant should be open seven days a week.

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What are Maine's 'classic' restaurants?

The new, shiny places get most of the attention and hype, but what are Maine's best classic restaurants -- the places that have stood the test of time for at least a decade, and perhaps a lot...

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Spirit of Cleonice Lives on at Home: Owner of Closed Restaurant Starts Recipe Blog

Cary Hanson shares a Tunisian Spiced Lemonade recipe and solicits requests for future installments.

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Isa Owners Suzie St. Pierre and Isaul Perez Eager to Inhabit Unsaturated Bayside

St. Pierre shared new photos and details of the casual bistro, which is slated for the end of February.

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Updated: Has Full Belly Deli Had its Last Meal?

Word is the longtime Jewish deli has gone under.

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Updating the Map of Maine's 20 Best Brunch Spots, October 2014

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UnWINEd Opens Today in Portland, Hoping to Offer a Cafe Experience

The wine lounge is in the Arts District.

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In'finiti Fermentation and Distillation is Dead; Long Live Liquid Riot Bottling Co.

Read the press release as well as additional details provided by owners Eric and Julie Michaud.

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Essential Guide to Poutine in Maine

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Terlingua BBQ Restaurant to replace Chez Biso na Biso on Washington Avenue

Owner Pliny Reynolds hopes to open this spring, while Chez Biso may eventually relocate.

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Updated: Belle's on Wheels a Parking Lot Success, but Will Tributary get a Restaurant Neighbor?

Chef Justin Rexroad of Belle's on Wheels is interested in the space adjacent to Tributary, but the landlords are opposed to the notion.

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What's the Nature of the Maintenance Taking Place at In'finiti?

Rumor has it there may be changes to the layout or even the concept when the space reopens.

World Changers

How Maine's Restaurant Industry Would Change the World Through Food

How would you change the world through food? Local experts weigh in.

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New Japanese Food Truck Planned by Former East Ender Chef Austin Miller

Expect the truck to hit the streets of Portland in April.

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Pie Crawl Part One: Maine Pie Line's Bri Warner Picks Highlights for the Holidays

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Updated: Bear Bones Beer Bringing Bear-Themed Beer to Lewiston Brew Pub

No word on a timeline for the space, but it's been a year since a home was chosen for the concept.

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So Busy ALL THE TIME: Bao Bao Dumpling House, Portland, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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Maine and Loire Opens Today, Promising Portland Wine au Naturel

Co-owners Orenda and Peter Hale are channeling record stores and Brooklyn for their hip natural wine shop.

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Portland's Most Anticipated Fall Openings, 2014

Check out Portland's hottest upcoming openings for this fall.

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Bath and Westbrook to Host Popular Restaurant and Chocolatier Expansions

Catbird Creamery and Black Dinah have new homes in Westbrook, while the owners of El Camino Cantina in Brunswick are growing in Bath.

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Bar of Chocolate, Wharf Street's Word of Mouth Winner

Nearly ten years later, Sarah Martin's Bar of Chocolate is still standing. The owner says, "We love the industry people: They're us!"

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King's Head Co-owner Looking to Open Tiny Brew Pub on Wharf Street

The former home of Dancing Elephant II will be converted to a brew pub by Rick Binet.

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An Epic Maine Food Tour: Eventide, Vinland, Slab, Fore Street, Five Islands Lobster Co.

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