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Three Stars for Cameron's; Local 188; More

The Maine Sunday Telegram's Nancy Heiser reviewed Cameron's Lobster House in Brunswick, which she says "may be the only drive-in lobster shack in Maine, perhaps the country." But she chooses to keep her vehicle upholstery free of drawn butter, eschewing the car-hop service and dining in instead. The "throwback" restaurant's menu is "extensive and clam-shack traditional." She awards three out of five stars, giving high marks to the hot lobster roll and Cajun grilled haddock sandwich. The fried items were a mixed bag: "The fried clams impressed us with their size, meatiness and plump, crispy coating ($14.95 per pint). Onion rings and mushrooms were standard fare. French fries from the freezer were not worth the calories." [MST]

The Press Herald's anonymous Eat and Run reviewer found the Pine Tree Farm Market & Cafe in Wells worthy of four stars. The mini blueberry pancakes "were a meal unto themselves. They were perfectly grilled, just slightly brown on the outside but still moist and fluffy, and packed with the sweetest, freshest blueberries." [PPH]

For his The Golden Dish blog on the Press Herald site, John Golden reviewed Local 188, the "iconic" first piece of Jay Villani's Portland empire that will number four establishments by summer's end. He has a "very satisfying" meal, save for one element: the blackened scallops from the tapas menu that "clearly had been assaulted by a heavy dose of cayenne pepper, which overwhelmed these sweet little morsels beyond salvation." While Golden acknowledges that even the best restaurants have their slip-ups, he asks an important question: "With many of Portland's restaurateurs in expansion mode with multiple establishments under their belt, can that leave the mother ship adrift?" [TGD]

The Blueberry Files blogger Kate McCarty hits up happy hour at The North Point in the Old Port, finding some good drink deals ($3 draft beers and $4 glasses of wine), a fun place and a friendly staff. This helps make up for the food that is "little pricey for what it is and the vibe they're going for." [BF]

The Map & Menu bloggers put together a post with short reviews of five food trucks, complimented by some excellent photography (food porn alert!). They visit Bite Into Maine, Small Axe Truck, Mainely Burgers, El Corazon and Love Cupcakes. On El Corazon: "A delicious carne asada burrito, a couple of tacos, and two refreshing pineapple ginger agua frescas later, and we were stuffed and smiling in the shade of a stoop across the street, watching the constant stream of patrons lining up at the truck." [M&M]

Cameron's Lobster House. [Photo: Yelp]

The North Point

35 Silver Street, Portland, ME 04101 207-899-3778 Visit Website

Local 188

685 Congress Street, , ME 04102 (207) 761-7909 Visit Website

El Corazon Food Truck

Spring Street & Temple Street, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 200-4801 Visit Website

Cameron's Lobster House

18 Bath Rd Brunswick, ME 04011