Chopped Tournament of Champions

Sixteen past Chopped Champions including Evo’s chef Matt Ginn will be returning to the small screen to battle it out for a grand prize of $50,000 and a new car.

Ginn’s episode airs tonight and Evo is holding a Chopped viewing party starting at 8pm, the episode is on the Food Network at 9pm.

This Week’s Events: Stadler/Lopez, Business Succession, Oyster Jam

TuesdayCara Stadler and Ilma Lopez will be speaking at One Longfellow Square, and there will be a 6-course beer/wine pairing dinner at CellarDoor.

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

Thursday – There will be a workshop on Business Succession in Maine’s Food-Based Economy at USM.

Friday – Jules Dressner from wine importer Louis Dressner will be at Maine & Loire for a wine tasting, 5-7pm.

Saturday – 10 local oyster farms and companies will be competing in the Jumbo Oyster Jam at Oxbow, and  the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

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: All Those, Grower Champagne, Portuguese Wine, Bonny Doon, Cupcake Decorating

MondayAll Those Who Wander(websitefacebookinstagram) is opening their coffee shop at the corner of inner Washington and Marion Streets.

Tuesday – Chef Paolo Laboa from Solo Italiano will be teaching a cooking class.

WednesdayEaux will be serving a Battery Steele breakfast beer dinner, Old Port Wine Merchants is holding a wine tasting, and the Monument Square Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Thursday – there will be a Mast Landing tap takeover at Bao Bao, The Great Lost Bear is showcasing the beer from Hidden Cove, Rosemont is holding a wine event focused on Grower Champagne, Chaval is holding a Portuguese wine dinner, and Woodford F&B is collaborating with Allagash on a benefit for The Locker Project.

Friday – there will be a 5-course wine dinner at Hugo’s with Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards.

Saturday – the Deering Oaks Farmers’ Market is taking place.

Sunday – Two Fat Cats are teaching a kid’s Halloween Cupcake Decorating class.

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.

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.