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Rosemont West End is Here; Snack Shack Dudley's Refresher Launches

Four eateries opening this weekend throughout Maine.

Port Clyde's new dockside seafood and BBQ shack.
Port Clyde's new dockside seafood and BBQ shack.
Yardbird Canteen

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Miss the winter powder up at Sugarloaf? Kerry Audet is trying to offer compelling reasons to stick around the area through the summer, including bowling leagues, golf simulator, outdoor patio, and a 57 seat sports bar at his new spot The SugarbowlPreview the opening day menu and grab some bowling shoes, because as of today it's open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Status: Certified open. 1242 Carrabassett Drive, Carrabassett Valley, (207) 233-9904, website.

CASTINE — Dudley's Refresher, an elevated takeout shack from the owners of much loved Sargentville restaurant El El Frijoles, is now open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until "astronomical sunset," which Eater is told falls at exactly 8:03 p.m. today. Try to beat the crowds, who'll no doubt start lining up soon for locally-sourced classics made in the scratch kitchen. Status: Certified open. Castine Town Dock, Castine, (207) 812-3800, website.

PORTLAND — As the East End's natural grocery options continue to grow, so do the West End's. According to a company Facebook post, this weekend should see the addition of Maine's fifth Rosemont Market, just down the street from Aurora Provisions. Keep an eye on that Facebook page for updates on the grand opening. Status: Certified open. West End Place, corner of Pine and Brackett Streets, Portland, (207) 774-8129, website.

PORT CLYDE — After a short stint at The Gothic last year, Mike Mastronardi moved on to his own endeavor. Saturday at 11 a.m. he opens Yardbird Canteen; he told Eater he'll offer "all the seafood you would expect at a seaside takeout shack," plus "a limited BBQ menu" which he hopes to grow over time. He scored a beer and wine license, and he's already posting food specials on Facebook, including wild Damariscotta oysters and smoked ribs and jerk chicken. Status: Certified open. 686 Port Clyde Road, Port Clyde, (207) 372-2068, website.