PORTLAND - Soup Boutique, a food truck operated by Hood Dairy, will be in Portland tomorrow through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. offering free soup samples. One of the soup recipes is by local chef Jeff Landry, of The Farmer's Table; the other is from Boston-area caterer Jonathan Dunn of Lavishly Dunn Catering. Fans can track the truck on Facebook and on Twitter using the hashtag #HoodSoupTruck to win a Hood Soup Boutique prize package, which includes a $100 restaurant gift card, coupons, cookware, and a cookbook. Hood is also donating $1 to The Good Shepherd Food Bank for each soup sample distributed. [Eater Wire]
PORTLAND - Proving that it truly is the hottest ticket in town, the next Pocket Brunch themed "Kings & Commoners," sold out today in under two hours. An announcement on the Facebook page reads "KINGS & COMMONERS has SOLD OUT! But stay tuned because we may be releasing more tickets tomorrow upon re-evaluation of the space!!!"
BANGOR - The public is invited to nominate local professional chefs to compete in the Maine Chef Challenge 2013, a benefit for The Eastern Maine Community College Foundation scheduled for March 22. The Bangor Daily News has the nomination form.