Upcoming Events: Little Tandem, Scratch Baking, Somebody Feed Phil, Cocktails

TuesdayLittle Tandem is reopening in East Bayside.

Tuesday through Sundaya number of local restaurants and bars are taking part in a week-long cocktail collaboration organized by Bully Boy, Lincoln & Maine and New England Distilling. Cocktail specials will be on the menu at participating venues that make use of spirits from those distillers and part of the proceeds will benefit Maine Needs. Maine Needs is a grassroots organization that tries to “meet the basic needs of families and individuals all over Maine.”

Wednesday – the debut of Season 5 of the Netflix show Somebody Feed Phil. Season 5 includes an episode shot in Portland, Biddeford and the Midcoast. Owners of Stars & Stripes Brewing and of Eighteen Twenty Wines will be among the honorees at the 2022 Maine Small Business Awards Ceremony.

ThursdayScratch Baking is opening their renovated bakery in Willard Square.

June 13 – The 2022 Beard Foundation Awards gala is taking place in Chicago. Five Maine chefs and restaurants are contenders for this year’s awards.

June 13 – 19 – the 5th Annual Portland Wine Week will be taking place—see details on their Women in Wine Dinner.

June 18 – the grand opening of the Absolem Cider tasting room in Winthrop, Maine.

July 21Magnus on Water chef Ben Jackson will participating in the Outstanding in the Field series with a dinner at Glidden Point Oyster Farm in Edgecomb.

July 23Chaval chefs Ilma Lopez and Damian Sansonetti will participating in the Outstanding in the Field series with a dinner at Dandelion Spring Farm in Bowdoinham. The Wavy Days Beer Fest is taking place.

July 25 – 30 – the Kneading Conference is taking place.

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