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Maine Map of Ten Definitive Meat Dishes

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Central Provisions, foie gras-central.
| Photo: Tom Minervino

The first daily feature for The Five Days of Meat 2014: A map of ten definitive meat dishes in Maine. These are generally traditional takes from near and far; at the end of the week, we'll do a round-up of epic, more unusual takes on meat dishes. By all means, share examples that we missed in the comments, hit up the tipline, or correspond via the anonymous tip form.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Salvage BBQ

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919 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 553-2100
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Served fatty or lean, the tender brisket at Salvage—the “standout” dish according to Portland Press Herald’s Dine Out Maine—is so flavorful you may even forget to lather on delicious housemade sauces.

2. Palace Diner

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18 Franklin St
Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 284-0015
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In her 5-star review of the Palace Diner, Portland Press Herald’s interim food critic Melissa Coleman finds the grass-fed beef burger “just as good, if not better,” without the Southside Bakery brioche bun.

3. Gather

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189 Main St
Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 847-3250
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Doused in savory mushroom gravy, Gather’s chicken and dumplings dish is heightened comfort food at its best.

4. Central Provisions

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414 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 805-1085
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With additions like rose hips, millet granola, and citrus-fruit buddha’s hand, Central Provisions’ foie gras is an inspired take on the controversial French dish. Chef-owner Chris Gould sources the liver from La Belle Farms in the Hudson River Valley and considers it the “best foie gras in the world.”

5. Tulsi

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20 Walker Street
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 451-9511
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At Tulsi, the traditional Northern Indian goat curry features hunks of goat, still on the bone, stewed in flavorful curry sauce and served with fragrant rice.

6. Maria's Ristorante

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337 Cumberland Ave
Portland, ME
(207) 772-9232
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Family-owned and -operated since 1960, Maria’s offers generous portions of hearty Italian dishes. Offered as a starter or with pasta as a main, the enormous meatballs are steeped in family tradition.

7. Outliers Eatery

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231 York Street
Portland, ME 04102
Slow-cooked oxtail adds to the creation of a deep, rich sauce in the outstanding ragu at Outliers Eatery.

8. Lolita

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90 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 775-5652
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Prepared on the wood-fired grill, Lolita’s massive, locally sourced porterhouse offers meat enough for a clan of carnivores to indulge.

9. The King's Head

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254 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 805-1252
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Appearing “whopping good” to reviewer John Golden’s wandering eye, the British-influenced pot pies at The King’s Head are as good as they look, and include one with rib steak with bone marrow and another with smoked rabbit.

10. Schulte und Herr

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139 Cumberland Ave
Portland, ME
(207) 773-1997
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Schulte und Herr’s triumphant sauerbraten “conveys [co-owner Steffi Davin’s] memories” of a childhood in Germany “directly to diners,” according to Portland Monthly.

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1. Salvage BBQ

919 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102
Served fatty or lean, the tender brisket at Salvage—the “standout” dish according to Portland Press Herald’s Dine Out Maine—is so flavorful you may even forget to lather on delicious housemade sauces.
919 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102

2. Palace Diner

18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005
In her 5-star review of the Palace Diner, Portland Press Herald’s interim food critic Melissa Coleman finds the grass-fed beef burger “just as good, if not better,” without the Southside Bakery brioche bun.
18 Franklin St
Biddeford, ME 04005

3. Gather

189 Main St, Yarmouth, ME 04096
Doused in savory mushroom gravy, Gather’s chicken and dumplings dish is heightened comfort food at its best.
189 Main St
Yarmouth, ME 04096

4. Central Provisions

414 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
With additions like rose hips, millet granola, and citrus-fruit buddha’s hand, Central Provisions’ foie gras is an inspired take on the controversial French dish. Chef-owner Chris Gould sources the liver from La Belle Farms in the Hudson River Valley and considers it the “best foie gras in the world.”
414 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101

5. Tulsi

20 Walker Street, Kittery, ME 03904
At Tulsi, the traditional Northern Indian goat curry features hunks of goat, still on the bone, stewed in flavorful curry sauce and served with fragrant rice.
20 Walker Street
Kittery, ME 03904

6. Maria's Ristorante

337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME
Family-owned and -operated since 1960, Maria’s offers generous portions of hearty Italian dishes. Offered as a starter or with pasta as a main, the enormous meatballs are steeped in family tradition.
337 Cumberland Ave
Portland, ME

7. Outliers Eatery

231 York Street, Portland, ME 04102
Slow-cooked oxtail adds to the creation of a deep, rich sauce in the outstanding ragu at Outliers Eatery.
231 York Street
Portland, ME 04102

8. Lolita

90 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Prepared on the wood-fired grill, Lolita’s massive, locally sourced porterhouse offers meat enough for a clan of carnivores to indulge.
90 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

9. The King's Head

254 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
Appearing “whopping good” to reviewer John Golden’s wandering eye, the British-influenced pot pies at The King’s Head are as good as they look, and include one with rib steak with bone marrow and another with smoked rabbit.
254 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101

10. Schulte und Herr

139 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME
Schulte und Herr’s triumphant sauerbraten “conveys [co-owner Steffi Davin’s] memories” of a childhood in Germany “directly to diners,” according to Portland Monthly.
139 Cumberland Ave
Portland, ME

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