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Chopped-Style Challenge; Dim Sum Brunch; Derby Day

From left: Mitch Gerow, Jason Loring, Jeff Landry, Peter Sueltenfuss
From left: Mitch Gerow, Jason Loring, Jeff Landry, Peter Sueltenfuss
Photo: Ted Axelrod

PORTLAND — Do you know the handsome gents pictured above? Well, you should, they are four of Portland's finest chefs and they will be competing in a cooking challenge modeled on Food Network's Chopped, to benefit Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters program, in partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank. Chefs Mitch Gerow of East Ender, Jason Loring of Nosh Kitchen Bar, Jeff Landry of The Farmer's Table and Peter Sueltenfuss of Grace will compete on Sunday, May 19 at Grace, to impress a panel of judges that includes Chopped Champion Rob Evans of Duckfat and Joe Ricchio of Food Coma TV. Tickets are $40 and include tastings from a bunch of restaurants and beverage companies. [EaterWire]

BRUNSWICKTao Restaurant hosts Dim Sum Sunday Brunch the last Sunday of each month; this Sunday, April 28, chefs Cara and Cecile Stadler are adding some new dumplings to the mix. Reservations are strongly recommended; see the website for the menu and to make reservations. Beginning May 1, Tao will be open until 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For Bowdoin graduation weekend, the restaurant will serve both brunch and dinner on Sunday, May 26. [EaterWire]

PORTLANDBrian Boru turns on the Southern charm for Derby Day, Saturday, May 4 beginning at 2 p.m. Sip a mint julep while watching the Run for the Roses on multiple TVs; there's a hat contest for ladies and a best dressed contest for men, as well as the 2nd annual parking lot dog race. [Facebook]

Grace

15 Chestnut Street, Portland, ME 04101 207-828-4422 Visit Website

Duckfat

43 Middle Street , Portland, ME 04101 (207) 774-8080