Lunch Ladies

The Forecaster has published a report on the Lunch Ladies event taking place this weekend,

Brandi Haaf and Lonnie Stinson, owners of Crepe Elizabeth, are launching Lunch Ladies of Portland on Sunday, Oct. 21, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The event will take place from noon-5 p.m. at 219 Anderson St., and feature several woman-owned food trucks from around the area. Ten percent of all sales and 100 percent of the money from specialty items sold will go to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition.

This Week’s Events: Harvest on the Harbor, Jean-Michael Morel, Food Trucks, Allagash x Big Tree

Tuesday – it’s the first day of Harvest on the Harbor. See their website for a complete list of events.

WednesdayMaine & Loire is holding a tasting of wines from Lipari Island, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Friday – Slovenian winemaker Jean-Michel Morel of Kabaj Winery will be at the Cape Elizabeth Rosemont for a wine event, there will also be a regular wine tasting at the Rosemont on Brighton. Jean-Michel Morel is visiting the US in part to receive a Wine and Spirits Top 100 award for his orange and amphora wines.

Saturday – Maine Craft Distilling is holding a Maine Harvest Celebration, there will be a Highroller pop-up at The Shop, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday – two food truck gatherings are take place: Flea Bites in Congress Square Park and Lunch Ladies of Portland on Anderson Street, Allagash and Big Tree Hospitality (Hugo’s/Eventide.Honey Paw) are holding an event at the brewery, and Bow Street is holding their monthly Sunday night wine seminar.

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.

This Week’s Events: Heirloom Apple Tasting, Odd Alewives, Maine Oyster Co, Hungry Collective

Monday – the 5th Annual Heirloom Apple Tasting (sold out) is taking place at the Island Creek Oyster Shop.

Wednesday – the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

ThursdayBarton Seaver will be speaking at the Maine Historical Society, and The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beers from Odd Alewives Farm Brewery.

FridayMaine Oyster Company (websitefacebookinstagram) is opening their 30-seat oyster bar at 38 Portland Street, and there will be a wine tasting at Rosemont in the West End.

Saturday – there will be a wine tasting at LeRoux Kitchen, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayThe Hungry Collective group of food trucks will be gathering at 1 Industrial Way.

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.

This Week’s Events: Tail Up Goat Dinner, Spencer Brewing, Cantillon Zwanze Day, Pigs & Pink

WednesdayDrifters Wife is collaborating with Tail Up Goat from DC on a 5-course wine dinner, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday – The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from Cushnoc Brewing.

Friday – monks from America’s only Trappist brewery, Spencer Brewing, will be at the Bier Cellar (3-5) for a tasting, and at Novare Res (5-7) for a tap takeover.

Saturday – Novare Res is celebrating Cantillon Zwanze Day, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

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

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.

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.

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.

5th Annual Heirloom Apple Tasting

The Righteous Russet and Portland Food Map have once again teamed up to organize the Annual Heirloom Apple Tasting taking place Monday October 8th at 2 and 6 pm at the Island Creek Oyster Shop on Washington Ave.

Have you ever tasted a Hudson Golden Gem, Fameuse, or Thomas Jefferson’s favorite apple, the Esopus Spitzenburg? Come to the apple tasting to try a wide range apples handpicked in New England’s orchards and learn more about this iconic fall fruit from apple columnist Sean Turley.

Our host, The Shop, will be running a cash bar during the tasting stocked with several hard ciders from across the region that are well worth drinking. Complimenting the fresh apple tasting, the event will also include apple-based treats prepared by chefs and bakers from several local establishments.

Tickets are now on sale on Eventbrite.

This Week’s Events: Hunt & Alpine, Shoju, Cocktail Dinner, Chocolats Pasion, Roots Cafe, Dine Out for Equality, Lio Wine Dinner

Monday – The Portland Hunt and Alpine Club is celebrating their 5-year anniversary and the release of co-owners Andrew and Briana Volk’s new book Northern Hospitality. Mr Tuna and Carbon are collaborating on a pop-up event taking place at Belleville.

TuesdayChaval is holding a 4-course cocktail dinner, and their will be a wine tasting at Bow Street.

Wednesday – It’s the opening day of Chocolats Passion, the 2nd Annual Dine OUT for Equality and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market are taking place.

Thursday – Lio is holding an Austrian/Hungarian wine dinner, and there will be panel discussion on childhood hunger in Maine at the Maine Historical Society.

Friday – There will be a wine tasting at the Rosemont on Brighton.

Saturday – It’s the opening day of gluten-free Roots Cafe in Westbrook, and the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

SundayPiccolo is celebrating their 5-year anniversary with a 30-course Panarda dinner, there will be a Falchini wine dinner at Solo Italiano, and the September edition of Flea Bites is taking place in Congress Square Park.

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.