Upcoming Events: Soni’s, Mocktail Pop-up, Goods from the Woods, Dandelion Spring Farms

Monday – it’s the grand opening of both Soni’s Market (instagram) in the Public Market House and of The Friendly Toast on Fore Street.

FridayLittle Woodfords is holding a mocktail pop-up.

Saturday – Oxbow is holding their annual Goods from the Woods event in Newcastle.

SundayDandelion Spring Farm is holding a Harvest Feast. The meal will be a “Contemporary American style dinner influenced by Kristie Rudolph’s Korean American heritage. This multi-course dinner will be celebrating the best of seasonal produce along with local proteins.” Also the Maine Cheese Guild is holding Maine Open Creamery Day.

October 12 – the chefs from Oberlin (from Providence, Rhode Island) and Regards will be serving a collaboration dinner.

October 15USM is leading a Big Queer Historical Bar Tour.

October 16MOFGA is holding Great Maine Apple Day at Unity, and McDougal’s Orchard is holding an apple tasting.

October 18 – Chaval is serving a 5-course sherry dinner.

October 27 – 29 – Harvest on the Harbor is taking place.

November 19Lorne is holding their 2nd annual La Fête du Beaujolais.

Upcoming Events: GF Dinner, Vomboden, Uncork Me

ThursdayMrs. Gee Free Living and Sur Lie are collaborating on a gluten-free dinner, and Maine & Loire is holding a wine tasting with wine importer Vomboden.

Saturday – the Uncork Me wine festival is taking place at the Portland Expo.

October 8 – Oxbow is holding their annual Goods from the Woods event in Newcastle.

October 9Dandelion Spring Farm is holding a Harvest Feast. The meal will be a “Contemporary American style dinner influenced by Kristie Rudolph’s Korean American heritage. This multi-course dinner will be celebrating the best of seasonal produce along with local proteins.”

October 9 – the Maine Cheese Guild is holding Maine Open Creamery Day.

October 12 – the chefs from Oberlin (from Providence, Rhode Island) and Regards will be serving a collaboration dinner.

October 16MOFGA is holding Great Maine Apple Day at Unity.

October 27 – 29 – Harvest on the Harbor is taking place.

Upcoming Events: Lobster Week, Whiskey Tasting, Délicieux, Common Ground

Monday – SundayMaine Lobster Week is taking place.

ThursdayMan & Oak is holding a free whiskey tasting featuring the “Jack Daniels Single Barrel series, Gentleman Jack, and the Woodford Reserve Family of Brands”.

Friday – there will be a screening of Délicieux (watch the subtitled trailer) directed by Eric Besnard at Talbot Hall on the USM campus. The movie is part of the Champlain Film Festival.

SaturdayCantillon Zwanze Day is taking place at Novare Res.

Friday – Sunday – the Common Ground Fair is taking place in Unity. While you’re there be sure to stop by the Hayloft Tent where heirloom apple experts John Bunker (from Super Chilly Farm and Out on a Limb CSA) and Sean Turley (aka The Righteous Russet) are holding apple tastings (Fri/Sat 4-5, Sun 3-4) and a cider apple tasting on Sunday 2-3.

October 1 – the Uncork Me wine festival is taking place at the Portland Expo.

October 8 – Oxbow is holding their annual Goods from the Woods event in Newcastle.

October 9Dandelion Spring Farm is holding a Harvest Feast. The meal will be a “Contemporary American style dinner influenced by Kristie Rudolph’s Korean American heritage. This multi-course dinner will be celebrating the best of seasonal produce along with local proteins.”

October 9 – the Maine Cheese Guild is holding Maine Open Creamery Day.

October 12 – the chefs from Oberlin (from Providence, Rhode Island) and Regards will be serving a collaboration dinner.

October 16MOFGA is holding Great Maine Apple Day at Unity.

October 27 – 29 – Harvest on the Harbor is taking place.

Upcoming Events: Me Lon Togo Dinner, Farms for Food Equity, Pasilla

MondayMe Lon Togo in Rockland will be hosting winemaker Tinashe Nyamudoka from  Kumusha Wines in South Africa for a wine dinner.

TuesdayThe Well at Jordan Farm is holding a benefit dinner for Farms for Food Equity (website).

Friday – Sunday – the Roux Institute is holding a start-up weekend focusing on Blue Tech business ideas.

SundayPasilla is holding a pop-up at Apres in East Bayside.

September 19 – 25Maine Lobster Week is taking place.

September 23 – 25 – the Common Ground Fair is taking place in Unity. While you’re there be sure to stop by the Hayloft Tent where heirloom apple experts John Bunker (from Super Chilly Farm and Out on a Limb CSA) and Sean Turley (aka The Righteous Russet) are holding apple tastings (Fri/Sat 4-5, Sun 3-4) and a cider apple tasting on Sunday 2-3.

October 1 – the Uncork Me wine festival is taking place at the Portland Expo.

October 8 – Oxbow is holding their annual Goods from the Woods event in Newcastle.

October 9Dandelion Spring Farm is holding a Harvest Feast. The meal will be a “Contemporary American style dinner influenced by Kristie Rudolph’s Korean American heritage. This multi-course dinner will be celebrating the best of seasonal produce along with local proteins.”

October 9 – the Maine Cheese Guild is holding Maine Open Creamery Day.

October 27 – 29 – Harvest on the Harbor is taking place.

Upcoming Events: Pop-ups, Tender Table, Top of the East, Sacred Profane

MondayPasilla is holding an aguachile and tostada pop-up at Cocktail Mary.

Tuesday – Bar Futo is holding a pop-up at Terlingua.

Thursday – the newly renovated Top of the East is reopening in Portland, and Sacred Profane is opening in Biddeford.

SaturdayTender Table is holding their 2nd Annual Food & Art Fair in Congress Square Park.

September 8 – 11 – the Indie Chefs dinner series is taking place in Brunswick.

September 11author Barton Seaver will be at Harbor Fish in Scarborough for a book signing.

September 12Me Lon Togo in Rockland will be hosting winemaker Tinashe Nyamudoka from  Kumusha Wines in South Africa for a wine dinner.

September 13The Well at Jordan Farm is holding a benefit dinner for Farms for Food Equity (website).

September 19 – 25Maine Lobster Week is taking place.

September 23 – 25 – the Common Ground Fair is taking place in Unity.

October 8 – Oxbow is holding their annual Goods from the Woods event in Newcastle.

October 9Dandelion Spring Farm is holding a Harvest Feast. The meal will be a “Contemporary American style dinner influenced by Kristie Rudolph’s Korean American heritage. This multi-course dinner will be celebrating the best of seasonal produce along with local proteins.”

October 9 – the Maine Cheese Guild is holding Maine Open Creamery Day.

Upcoming Events

August 29Pasilla is holding an aguachile and tostada pop-up at Cocktail Mary.

August 30 – Bar Futo is holding a pop-up at Terlingua.

September 3Tender Table is holding their 2nd Annual Food & Art Fair in Congress Square Park.

September 12Me Lon Togo in Rockland will be hosting winemaker Tinashe Nyamudoka from  Kumusha Wines in South Africa for a wine dinner.

September 13The Well at Jordan Farm is holding a benefit dinner for Farms for Food Equity (website).

September 19 – 25Maine Lobster Week is taking place.

September 23 – 25 – the Common Ground Fair is taking place in Unity.

October 8 – Oxbow is holding their annual Goods from the Woods event in Newcastle.

October 9Dandelion Spring Farm is holding a Harvest Feast. The meal will be a “Contemporary American style dinner influenced by Kristie Rudolph’s Korean American heritage. This multi-course dinner will be celebrating the best of seasonal produce along with local proteins.”

October 9 – the Maine Cheese Guild is holding Maine Open Creamery Day.

Upcoming Events: Gluten-Free, Maine Apple Camp, Turkey and the Wolf

Thursday – a gluten-free sushi and slushi event at Apres co-produced with Mrs. Gee Free Living.

Friday – Sunday – the 2022 edition of the Maine Apple Camp is taking place.

SundayCrispy Gai and Turkey and the Wolf from NOLA are holding a joint food event and book signing.

September 3Tender Table is holding their 2nd Annual Food & Art Fair in Congress Square Park.

September 12Me Lon Togo in Rockland will be hosting winemaker Tinashe Nyamudoka from  Kumusha Wines in South Africa for a wine dinner.

September 19 – 25Maine Lobster Week is taking place.

September 23 – 25 – the Common Ground Fair is taking place in Unity.

October 8 – Oxbow is holding their annual Goods from the Woods event in Newcastle.

October 9Dandelion Spring Farm is holding a Harvest Feast. The meal will be a “Contemporary American style dinner influenced by Kristie Rudolph’s Korean American heritage. This multi-course dinner will be celebrating the best of seasonal produce along with local proteins.”

October 9 – the Maine Cheese Guild is holding Maine Open Creamery Day.

Indie Chefs 2022

The Indie Chefs organization is returning to Maine in September for a series of 3 dinners that brings together Maine chefs with peers from Massachusetts, Connecticut, DC, Texas, South Carolina, California and New Hampshire. The dinners are scheduled to take place September 8, 9 and 11 at Tao Yuan/Zao Ze in Brunswick—tickets are now on sale.

The fun kicks off Thursday, September 8th, with the first Collaborative Dinner. Featuring half of the lineup, each cooking a course of their own showcasing their culinary aptitude, night one will be followed by the second dinner on Friday, September 9th featuring the other half of the roster. Sunday, September 11th, we wrap up the weekend with a Grand Finale collaborative evening, featuring all the chefs together for one incredible dinner, where each chef is paired up with a partner and given a key ingredient to incorporate into their dish. 3 nights of unique multi-course menus. All dinners will start at 6pm.

The line-up of participating chefs includes:

The dinners will take place outdoors in Brunswick to “ensure the well-being of the chefs and guests alike, at Zao Ze Café and Market”.

Indie Chefs was last in town 3 years ago for 3 nights of dinners featuring 22 chefs from Maine and away.

Upcoming Events: Radici, St Peter’s Bazaar, Doshi at Onggi

Wednesday – Radici is serving a 5-course dinner with pairings.

Saturday – the 91st Annual Saint Peter’s Bazaar.

Sunday – chef Susan Kim will be holding a Doshi Korean pop-up at Onggi.

August 18 – a gluten-free sushi and slushi event at Apres co-produced with Mrs. Gee Free Living.

August 19 – 21 – the 2022 edition of the Maine Apple Camp is taking place.

August 21Crispy Gai and Turkey and the Wolf from NOLA are holding a joint food event and book signing.

September 3Tender Table is holding their 2nd Annual Food & Art Fair in Congress Square Park.

September 19 – 25Maine Lobster Week is taking place.

September 23 – 25 – the Common Ground Fair is taking place in Unity.

October 8 – Oxbow is holding their annual Goods from the Woods event in Newcastle.

October 9 – the Maine Cheese Guild is holding Maine Open Creamery Day.

Upcoming Events: Francois Tuyishime, Seafood Cook-off

FridayTime and Tide is hosting Francois Tuyishime of Yego Coffee for a conversation about, “coffee growing in Rwanda, the challenges of importing coffee during a pandemic, and more”.

SaturdayDila Maloney, the chef/owner of Dila’s Kitchen will be competing in the Great American Seafood Cook-off in Louisiana.

August 10 – Radici is serving a 5-course dinner with pairings.

August 13 – the 91st Annual Saint Peter’s Bazaar.

August 19 – 21 – the 2022 edition of the Maine Apple Camp is taking place.

August 21Crispy Gai and Turkey and the Wolf from NOLA are holding a joint food event and book signing.

September 3Tender Table is holding their 2nd Annual Food & Art Fair in Congress Square Park.

September 19 – 25Maine Lobster Week is taking place in Skowhegan.

September 23 – 25 – the Common Ground Fair is taking place in Unity.

October 8 – Oxbow is holding their annual Goods from the Woods event in Newcastle.

October 9 – the Maine Cheese Guild is holding Maine Open Creamery Day.