OLD PORT — Harvest on the Harbor, a food and wine festival now in its sixth year, will run from Oct. 23 to Oct. 26 at Portland's Ocean Gateway Pier. There are a slew of events planned, including the Grand Tasting, Lobster Chef of the Year competition, wine and beer tastings, and more. To see the full schedule and buy tickets, go here. [EaterWire]
PORTLAND — Portland Beer Week kicks off Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 10. It's a "series of events organized by industry participants to enhance beer knowledge and appreciation," with many local bars and breweries participating. Lace up your drinking shoes and check out the full slate of events here. [EaterWire]
OLD PORT — The Portland Hunt & Alpine Club is hosting a Caledonia Spirits Happy Hour tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with head distiller Todd Hardie at the bar talking about Barr Hill gin and vodka. There will be drink specials. Then on Oct. 20 starting at 6 p.m., the bar will host Fernet Branca Industry Night, complete with drink specials, a swag wheel and a rep discussing the Fernet line. [EaterWire]
PORTLAND — Until Oct. 28, Margarita's Mexican Restaurant is offering the two-pound, foot-long Taco Gigante. The crispy shell comes stuffed with lettuce, refried beans, Mexican rice, seasoned chicken, taco beef, pork carnitas, bacon, salsa fresca, cheese and chile con queso sauce and topped with crema, pickled jalapenos, picante sauce and hacienda sauces, all for a mere $9.99. From Away blogger Malcolm Bedell broke a sweat eating it, but says it's "a damned fine taco."
KENNEBUNKPORT — American Sommelier will host a class and tasting on organic and biodynamic wines on Oct. 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Earth at Hidden Pond. For more information or to register, go here. [EaterWire]