Maine Story Tellers and Poets Wanted

Freeport, Maine:  The Harraseeket Inn, in conjunction with the Maine Mountain Heritage Project, is currently seeking submissions for a publication tentatively titled "Voices From Maine's Mountains".  Stories, poems and essays must be limited to 1,700 words and can involve outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, skiing, hiking, living or vacationing in or near the mountains of Maine.  "We're looking for year round and seasonal Mainers, young and old, who have a story to tell about the mountains they love," says Penny Gray, co-owner of the Harraseeket Inn and published author of nine books.  "We want to create a lasting legacy that honors our mountain heritage and the important role these special landscapes have played in our lives."  The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2011.  All submissions will be published on-line, and the best will be compiled in book form and released to the public.  Chosen essays will be announced i

Starting A New Business In Maine Is As Easy As Cake!

Starting A New Business In Maine Is As Easy As Cake!

Emily Adams of “Dirt on a Cake” Utilizes Non-profit, Government and Community Resources To Launch New Maine Business
Maine may be listed by Forbes Magazine as the worst state in the nation for business, but don’t tell that to Emily Woodman Adams who recently launched Dirt on a Cake. Emily credits the successful launch of her business to the support that she has received from various private and public organizations, including the Maine Department of Economic and Community (DECD), the Maine Women’s Fund, and The Prep Kitchen.
“I have not met one person that has not supported this project. There have been roadblocks, but the community – including competitors – have helped me every step of the way,” says Emily.
When Emily, 33, left her 50-hour-a-week job to spend more time with her two young children, she never imagined that she would start a business making gourmet ice cream cakes.

Maine Restaurant Week kicks off with the 2011 Signature Event

PORTLAND, Maine – Expanding on last year’s legendary cocktail competition, the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week kick-off Signature Event introduces a two-pronged dessert competition. Taking place on February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland from 5-8 pm, the Signature Event celebrates the priceless individuality behind Maine’s cocktail shakers and sugar shacks.

Cookies challenge cakes and cupcakes take on truffles in the “How Sweet It Is” portion of the competition, but only one can win. Guests at The Signature Event have the final say in this people’s choice face-off.

More Than Just Dinner’s on the Docket at Maine Restaurant Week 2011

PORTLAND, Maine — Restaurants across the state are gearing up for the third annual Maine Restaurant Week, taking place March 1-12. Restaurants around Maine will participate in the event by featuring special three-course dinners ranging in price from $20-$40. Some restaurants will also offer three-course prix-fixe lunches from $15.

Restaurant Week celebrates the vibrancy and richness of Maine’s culinary traditions while giving restaurants a much-needed boost during the slowest time of the year.

More than seventy restaurants are already registered for the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week, from Eliot to Bangor to Rockland. A list of participating restaurants and featured menus is available on

Kicking off Maine Restaurant Week is The Signature Event™, on Monday February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland.

Venue on Nov 20th

Holy Boys Danger Club & Phantom Companion (Falmouth's own) at Venue Music Bar and Grill 

Saturday, November 20th

Show starts at 7p.



Special Event at Ricetta's

FALMOUTH AND SOUTH PORTLAND, ME, NOVEMBER 5, 2010:  For the third year in a row, Ricetta’s Brick Oven Pizzeria is partnering with Maine’s Good Shepherd Food Bank to sponsor a search to find Maine’s Next Best Pizza! The final event will be held Wednesday November 10th, 2010 at the Falmouth location, featuring the final 2 pizza recipes, soon to be announced. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, plus the honor of having their pizza featured in our 2011 menu.

Gritty McDuff's Christmas Ale now on Tap and in Stores throughout New England

Gritty McDuff's ( is kicking off the holiday season with the release of its seasonal "Christmas Ale," available now through the end of the year, the company announced today.

"This ESB-style beer has a full-bodied, malty taste with slightly roasted undertones," said Thomas Wilson, Gritty’s marketing director.  "Its flavor perfectly complements richer holiday foods, and it’s a natural choice for entertaining."

A robust ale that will be served throughout the fall on draft at Gritty's three Maine brew pub locations (Portland, Freeport and Lewiston/Auburn), Christmas Ale also will be available on draft in select bars and restaurants throughout the region and at beer retailers throughout New England in 6- and 12-packs, 22-ounce bottles and mini-kegs.

Made with English Pale and Crystal Malts and a touch of Roasted Barley, a blend of Clusters, Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Yakima Goldings l