Maine Food & Dining News: South Berwick, Wells, Damariscotta, Lewiston, Camden, Saco, Machias

New food and dining developments are taking place all across Maine. Here are some recent updates to keep you in the know:

  • Sam Ostrow, the owner of Festina Lente in Kittery, has launched a second restaurant called Secundo (instagram, menu) in South Berwick. Secundo is located at 279 Main Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 4 – 9 pm.
  • Bake Maine (instagram) which operates the Pottery Cafe on Washington Ave in Portland, has opened is opening a second location at 2178 Post Road in Wells.
  • Roger and Prudence Kiessling have leased the space adjacent to their shop The Kingfisher & The Queen in Damariscotta where they plan to open a European-inspired cafe call Rue 77 (instagram). The cafe will serve Stumptown Coffee, baked goods from Solo Pane e Pasticceria in Bath and gelato from Gelato Fiasco. The design will draw “inspiration from the old-school glamour of the late 1960’s/early 1970’s Italy, Amalfi Coast, Slim Aarons, and luxury sports cars (with a bit of understated chic French elegance thrown in), RUE 77 will transport you to a time and place that lives on in your imagination.” Watch for Rue 77 to open in late spring.
  • AfroTaste is Lewiston will be closing down at their current location on April 28th. They hope to re-open this summer in a new location.
  • Buttermilk Kitchen at Mariner’s (instagram) opened for business in Camden earlier today. Their hours are Monday and Wednesday through Friday 7 am – 2 pm, and Saturday/Sunday 8 am – 3 pm. For additional reporting, see this article in the Penobscot Bay Pilot.
  • Swell Nitro Coffee (instagram) is opening for business on Saturday April 27th in Saco.  The shop is located at 200 Main Street.
  • Mason’s Brewing Company’s new location in Machias opened for business on Wednesday. It’s located in the former Bluebird Ranch Family Restaurant space at 78 Main St.