This Week’s Events: Lobster World Series, UFF Open House, Dogfish Tap Takeover, Pomodoropalooza

Monday — Chef Steve Corry is hosting chefs from Europe and Asia for the 1st Annual Shucks Maine Lobster World Series.

Tuesday — the Urban Farm Fermentory is having party/open house in it’s new 5,000 square foot expansion to introduce their plans for the space.

Wednesday — there will be a wine tasting at the Old Port Wine Merchants, it’s the first day when aspiring food truck operators can apply for a food truck license in Portland, and the Monument Square Farmers Market is taking place.

Thursday — the Bier Cellar is hosting Rising Tide for a beer tasting, a wine and and cheese tasting is taking place at the Public Market House, Cultivating Community’s seventh Twilight Dinner of the summer is taking place at their farm in Cape Elizabeth (tickets available online), and The Great Lost Bear is showcasing beer from North Coast Brewing.

Friday — there will be a wine tasting at Micucci’s and a beer tasting at the West End Deli, and Novare Res is converting all their taps over to serving beers from Dogfish Head.

SaturdayPomodoropalooza, a “no-holds-barred celebration of local tomatoes,” is taking place at Rosemont Produce; you can sample tomatoes from 8 local farms as well as Maine-made cheese and Spanish wine. The Deering Oaks Farmers Market is taking place. On a related note, the grant that funds the credit/debit/SNAP card wooden token program at the market is coming to an end, and the market is looking for donations to help keep it going.

SundayThe Honey Exchange is having a party to celebrate their 1-year anniversary, and LFK is hosting a 1-year anniversary party for Oxbow.

Upcoming Events — registration for Kitchen & Cork’s pie and cupcake baking contest is now open, call 207-885-5727 to enter the contest. Tickets are now on sale for the Common Ground Fair taking place September 21-23 in Unity. There are still 20 seats left for the next Pocket Brunch. Food Day 2012 is taking place October 24, Maine Food Day coordinator Sharon Kitchens is asking that anyone interested in running a Food Day event contact her at

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.

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