BRUNSWICK—Chef Kevin Cunningham of the Inn at Brunswick Station is adding a new element to the standard wine dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 18 - pairing each of the five courses with both wine and beer. Guests will be encouraged to discuss and debate which pairing works best. $38 per person, excluding tax and tip. Reservations: 207-837-6565.
STATEWIDE—From Auburn to Winthrop, Maine restaurants are participating in the national Dine Out For No Kid Hungry benefit for Share Our Strength this month, with a focus week Sept. 16-22. In addition to the chains, a number of independents have signed on, including Grace, five fifty-five and Petite Jacqueline in Portland and 95 Ocean at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport.
BRISTOL—On Saturday, Sept. 22, King Eider's Pub of Damariscotta will host Oktoberfest at the 1812 Farm, with a classic German menu, music and the star of the show, beer. $29.95 per person not including drinks, tax and tip. Reservations: 207-563-6008.