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Maine the Second Most Locavore-Oriented State, a Factor in Portland's Up-and-Coming Status

The state ranks highly on a Locavore Index, which can't help but play a role in its food prominence.

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Essential Guide to Maine Brew Pubs

Looking for local food and beer from the source? This is the map for you.

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Full Menu and Photos of SoPo Bar and Grill, now Serving South Portland 7 Days a Week

The deli, bar, and grill are all officially open at this beautifully redone spot, and Kyle J. Norris got the pictures to prove it.

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2014's Most Popular Posts, From Slab to Alton Brown

Does pizza ever go out of style? No. Never.

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Sorry, Yarmouth, but Oscar's New American is no More

The restaurant closed at the end of November, surprising even business associates.

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Three Stars for Mill 67, a Stunning Sanford pub Reminiscent of Cheers

Critic James Schwartz suggests sipping and snacking in the beautiful setting. But is the cuisine French or American? Take the poll.

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Five Fifty-Five Owners Steve and Michelle Corry Expand Empire With Upcoming French Patisserie

The pastry-forward cafe doesn't have a name or an opening date yet, but it's coming to the Old Port sooner or later.

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Essential Guide to Poutine in Maine

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No Christmas Miracle for Ramen Suzukiya, Delayed Again

The East End noodle shop puts on a merry display while awaiting its business permit.

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

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Pop Some Bubbly: Old Vines Wine Bar Rescued, Will Carry on Under new Ownership

The Kennebunk bar went out with a bang on December 13 but two regulars hope to reopen it by spring 2015.

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Dana Street, Sam Hayward Inch Closer to Total Domination of Downtown Portland

The Fore Street partners' new seafood restaurant will take the waterfront by storm, likely by next summer.

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Essential Guide to Maine Brewery Tasting Rooms

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Book Deals: Chefs Annemarie Ahearn, Punch's Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau, and More

Brooklyn restaurateur Joe Carroll will also publish a cookbook.

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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The Honey Paw Workin' on Some Night Moves

A well-lit interior shows the construction progress of the new restaurant.

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Are you Knowable of Wines? This Anonymous Congress St. Restaurant Wants you

An unknown restaurant, coming soon, advertises for servers, hosts, and a line cook on Craigslist with some colorful language.

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

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What's Your Favorite Maine-Made Candy?

Just in time for the holidays, Food & Wine has picked its favorite sweets from each state. Maine's top treat is Eugene's Blueberry Needhams by Bayside Chocolates, which is just a lobster-shape shy...

Reports

Luke Holden Sells Maine to the Masses With Luke's Lobster Chain

A version of Cape Elizabeth culture proliferates along the East Coast with this Mainer's growing business, Inc. reports.

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

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Portland's Most Anticipated Fall Openings, 2014

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

First Word

Glimpse Metamorphosis at East Ender and Concept of new Old Port bar Lincolns

Both spots applied for liquor licenses with the city, as did Full Belly Deli.

Still Standing

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!"

Week in Reviews

Critic James Schwartz Fears Street and Co. has Lost That Loving Feeling After 25 Years

Stick to the classics and don't expect the world's best service from the venerable restaurant, Schwartz warns.

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

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Chefs' Choice: 9 Awesome Bars in Maine to Watch NFL

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Full Frontal Noodly: Ramen Suzukiya's Food Porn Window Display

Chef/owner Katsuaki Suzuki and son Cory tease East Enders with gorgeous shots of handmade ramen noodles, though the restaurant's opening status has been downgraded to "Hopefully by the end of the...

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What's Your Favorite Meal of 2014? Bon Appétit Loves on Palace Diner's Tuna Sandwich

The magazine put the diner's tuna salad sandwich on its list of top 15 meals of the year. Can you name that many?

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Game on: New OTTO Pizza in South Portland has Indoor Bocce Court

The local chain's second South Portland pizzeria is now open near the Maine Mall, and apparently it's roomy as hell.

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