Pigs & Pink

20+ restaurants (Evo, Chaval, Little Giant, Woodford F&B, Purple House, etc), caterers, food producers and wine distributors are collaborating on Pigs & Pink – “Chef-Driven, Pig-Inspired Goodness paired with a Rosé round-up from Maine’s finest wine distributors” –aka a pig roast with a lot of rosé and good food taking place at Broadturn Farm on September 30th.

The event is organized by and a benefit for Full Plates Full Potential, an innovative organization dedicated to eliminating child hunger in Maine.

Tickets are now on sale.

Cabot Cove

Today’s Press Herald includes an article about Cabot Cove, a Maine-themed restaurant located in Japan.

Cabot Cove opened on Aug. 11, 2008. Nestled in the forest, the restaurant is open year-round from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday through Tuesday. It closes for two to three weeks at the end of May through the beginning of June for the Deguchis’ annual trip to Maine. Cabot Cove serves American-style food, breakfast and brunch, with forks, spoons and knives – no chopsticks.

A Really Big Sandwich

A group of sandwich  shops are collaborating to make a 144 foot long Maine Italian sandwich this Thursday, reports the Press Herald.

If you’re a fan of the Maine Italian, head to Monument Square Thursday to get a bite of what is being billed as the World’s Largest Maine Italian Sandwich. At least eight local sandwich shops plan to meet there at 11 a.m. Each will construct 16 feet of its own signature Maine Italian. Together, they hope to construct a finished sandwich that is 144 feet long.

This Week’s Events: Leeward, Salt and Sauce, Cape Kitchen Tour

Tuesday – chef Jake Stevens will be holding a Leeward pasta pop-up dinner at The Honey Paw.

Wednesday – there will be a wine tasting at the Old Port Wine Merchants, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Friday – There will be a wine tasting at the Rosemont in the West End.

Saturday – the Cape Elizabeth Kitchen Tour is taking place, as is the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market.

Sunday – LB Kitchen is hosting a Salt and Sauce dinner.

For more information on these and other upcoming food happenings in the area, visit the event calendar.

If you are holding a food event this week that’s not listed above, publicize it by adding it as a comment to this post.

Reviews: Locally Sauced, Lolita

The Maine Sunday Telegram has reviewed Locally Sauced, and

Locally Sauced’s chef/owner Charlie Ely loves to make sauce. He’s been doing it since he opened his business: first ladling the stuff onto burritos assembled in a tiny food cart, then beginning this May, on a range of Mexican and barbecue dishes he and his wife, general manager/owner Aimee Ely, serve in a high-ceilinged storefront on Thompson’s Point. His best sauces are a sweet-and-smoky blueberry-chipotle and a green chili sauce as fiery as fresh lava. Both work well with the restaurant’s top-notch burritos…

Peter Peter Portland Eater has reviewed Lolita.

Lolita works for me as a place to go when I can’t make a decision about what I want to eat or just when I’m feeling Munjoy Hill is the right area to grab some food. They never disappoint and always have an interesting variety of items like Blistered Shishito Peppers, Heirloom Tomato Casserole, and Grilled Half Game Hen. If you haven’t been yet, I suggest you make a visit there, because I’m sure you’ll be happy you did.

Under Construction: Falmouth Rosemont Market

Rosemont Market co-owners John Naylor and Scott Anderson are planning to a open a new 2,000 sq ft market this Winter in Falmouth.

This will be Rosmont’s 7th store, and will be located at 231 U.S. Route 1, near the intersection with Depot Road. The market will serve the full spectrum of Rosemont products and will include “full deli including cheese counter and house-prepared cold cuts, and an all-local butchery. There will also be a Harbor Fish Market licensed seafood counter.”

“I worked and grew up in small neighborhood markets all my life,” said Naylor. “It’s what I know and love. And we’ve known for a long time that Falmouth would be an ideal town for such a market. Our whole reason for being is to connect our neighbors to the farmers, fishers and other food producers we love working with, and so we’re really excited to bring those relationships and that spirit to Falmouth.”

F&W: Entertaining Tips from Hunt & Alpine

Food & Wine has published a set of Fall entertaining tips from Hunt & Alpine owners Andrew and Briana Volk.

Because if anyone knows how to make cold weather living look good, it’s the husband-and-wife team behind Portland, Maine hotspots Portland Hunt + Alpine Club and newer sister restaurant Little Giant.Through their inspiring book, the Volks share secrets to getting hygge-with-it (sorry) Northern-style, blending inspiration from their Maine lifestyle and Briana’s Scandinavian heritage.

Fyood Founder SCOREs

Congratulations to Fyood Kitchen founder Maddie Purcell for winning the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur award from SCORE.

Portland entrepreneur Maddie Purcell, founder of Fyood Kitchen, was named winner of the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Small Business award at the SCORE Foundation’s annual national award ceremony.

Purcell will receive her award Thursday at a Washington, D.C., ceremony along with 12 other small business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as two members of Congress.