Maine Lobster Festival Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photostory

Maine Lobster Festival: Seafood Cooking Contest 2014: A Photo Story

This year marked the 67th annual Maine Lobster Festival. If you’ve never been to the festival, it is exactly what you’re picturing. Thousands of people gather next to the ocean to consume thousands upon thousands of pounds of freshly cooked lobster. For four days each year, Rockland is heaven on Earth for those of us… 

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Portland Food Truck Report: Locally Sauced

Portland Food Truck Report: Locally Sauced

I have been to “Locally Sauced” a handful of times. Each time, I try a new combination: pulled pork with blueberry BBQ sauce and extra salsa, grilled chicken with citrus-serrano sauce, loaded. The possibilities are endless. With three meat options, a vegetarian option, three sauces and a slew of other options including Charlie’s homemade salsa,… 

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One Night at the Tasting Table Lobster Roll Rumble 2014

Lobster Roll Rumble 2014

I feel like the Tasting Table Lobster Roll Rumble is the mini equivalent of my life’s mission of eating every lobster roll on earth. Sure, there are the obvious parallels; the infinite variety of nautical lobster apparel and the booze-soaked nature of the whole thing. The biggest similarity for me is the hopelessly high expectations… 

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Great Falls Brewfest: A Photostory

Great Falls Brewfest

On the first official day of summer, I took to the pike and headed north. Destination: Lewiston. Okay, I am fully aware that Lewiston isn’t exactly a “destination spot,” but I was told that should I brave the journey past the Denny’s, through an unmarked construction zone, and into a long-abandoned, graffiti-covered factory parking lot,… 

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Street Eats and Beats 2014

Street Eats and Beats

For the past month, Portland’s food truck/cart fleet has slowly been coming out of hibernation. The streets are once again filled with the mingling aromas of shrimp Portofino pizza cones, maple glazed mini donuts and pulled pork burritos with fresh salsa. On Saturday, 11 food trucks from Maine and Massachusetts gathered at Portland’s Ocean Gateway… 

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Recapping MTVs “House of Food”: A New Hope (S01E02)

MTV's House of Food

Two things happened between my viewing of the first and second episodes of “House of Food,” the new MTV series that combines all of the yelliness of “The Real World” with none of the cooking of “Top Chef.” First, I began following key cast members across social media, which becomes an impenetrable wall of self-promotional… 

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