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Why Luxury Picnics are Worth the Hype

October 8, 2021

Guys, today I want to talk about luxury picnics. Heard of them? Seen one while you were out and about in Portland this summer? If not, it’s time to talk about them. Whether you’re looking for something to do with your girls, or you want to do something special for the one you love, a […]

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Portland Hot Spots

Where to Go for Happy Hour in Portland Right Now

August 31, 2021

Although it seems like we’ve made it through the worst of the pandemic, the Delta variant is intent on holding us back. But more than ever, I feel like happy hour in Portland (and hey, maybe everywhere honestly) is just necessary right now. So, the question on my mind has been: where do I go […]

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Arts District Restaurants

Ada’s is a Little Different Now and I Love It

July 28, 2021

Different isn’t always a bad thing and when it comes to the changes that Ada’s has made, it seems like they are really finding their footing and creating a neighborhood spot for delicious on-the-go food. Keep reading to learn more and see how many tasty meals you can fit in their Eat More Pasta tote […]

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Put it all together and here's your Good Moo'd frozen hot chocolate!

Maine Products, Companies, and Things I Love

Ready to get in a Good Moo’d?

May 26, 2021

Okay, show of hands here. Who is lactose intolerant? I know it’s not just me. For those that haven’t been able to enjoy milk or dairy in years, I’ve got something new for you to try. Ever heard of Good Moo’d? Well, let’s talk about this lactose-free milk that actually tastes like real milk!

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Around Maine

An Inside Look at Maine Oyster Company’s Basecamp

April 16, 2021

When it comes to oysters, there really is a lot more than meets the eye. And the same is certainly true with Maine Oyster Company, especially at Basecamp. Sure, you may know them because of their restaurant in Portland, but they also have an oyster farm in Phippsburg that I had the pleasure of visiting […]

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Oysters from Broken Arrow in Portland, ME

Maine Products

207 Foodie’s Local Holiday Gift Guide

December 2, 2020

Isn’t it crazy to think that 2021 is almost over? It’s such a relief to know that we made it through 2020 in one piece. At the time, it seemed like it was quite literally impossible. Now, with 2022 quickly approaching, I’m back, and hi, shopping local is still incredibly important. But what you may […]

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Decorated Christmas tree close up

Maine Products

Need Holiday Inspiration? Check Out December’s EDL Box Now!

November 18, 2020

Although this is a strange year, some things are still going forward like normal. One of these things? Eat Drink Lucky continues to release monthly boxes for your pleasure and enjoyment! Now, Thanksgiving is obviously on the horizon, but so is Christmas and other holidays. If you’re feeling unsure what to get friends or family […]

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Wine

Maine Products, Companies, and Things I Love

Let’s Talk About Wine And What Winc Can Offer!

November 6, 2020

Okay, so as a foodie, in the last few years, I’ve finally started to get into wine. This has been fun because obviously, food and wine definitely go together. Now, I’m no wine expert by any means, but what I do love is the idea of wines delivered straight to my door. Enter Winc.

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Downtown Restaurants

A Taste of the Fall Cocktails at Sagamore Hill Lounge

October 20, 2020

It’s October and in case you haven’t noticed, fall is in the air! And one thing that comes with fall are fall cocktails! By now, you have to know that some of my favorite cocktails are at Sagamore Hill Lounge so when I heard they had a new fall menu, I had to go check […]

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Downtown Restaurants, Portland Hot Spots

The best cocktails to cool off with in Portland

August 28, 2020

Okay, this hasn’t been your average summer by any means. Personally, I’ve never had to make so many reservations in the last month or two, but it’s been worth it to support some of my favorite restaurants and establishments. Now, I’m all about a good cocktail, but what I’m really loving this summer are frozen […]

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Around Maine, COVID-19

Current Outdoor Dining Options

June 29, 2020

It’s summer in Maine and though coronavirus is still going strong, much of the state has already opened back up. Now that indoor dining is allowed, in addition to outdoor dining, many local businesses have reopened their doors while continuing to social distance. Here are some of the many outdoor dining options available around southern […]

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COVID-19

207 Foodie’s Quarantine Takeout Round Up

May 29, 2020

We’re in the middle of crazy times right now, but regardless, you gotta eat! More than ever, restaurants need your support. Right now, the best way you can support them is through takeout. Enter this quarantine takeout round up. So if you need some ideas on where to order your next takeout meal, here is […]

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Takeout Corona Virus

Restaurant News

Takeout Options During The Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

Left and right, everyone is talking about the coronavirus. And with that comes the recommendation for social distancing to keep others who are more vulnerable to the virus safe. But for local restaurants, the coronavirus could be a death sentence. Many are trying to be flexible by offering new takeout and delivery options in addition […]

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The New Comfort Food of Portland, Maine

Portland Hot Spots

The New Comfort Food Essentials Of Portland

March 11, 2020

There’s nothing like the feeling of comfort food. Quite literally, it’s the kind of food or a meal that feels like you’ve wrapped yourself in a cozy blanket, kicked back with fluffy slippers, and are able to just relax. Now, there are plenty of places you can find comfort food in Portland, but these are […]

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Maine Restaurant Week

Everything To Know About Maine Restaurant Week 2020

February 25, 2020

Ah yes, my favorite time of year is almost here! You know it well: Maine Restaurant Week! So in honor of the best time of year, check out this post for my recommendations on restaurants to check out this year and the events of Maine Restaurant Week 2020!

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Why You Need To Try The Luke’s Lobster Winter Menu

Downtown Restaurants

Why You Need To Try The Luke’s Lobster Winter Menu

January 31, 2020

Some people think that lobster is only for the summer and warm weather. I disagree. Look, if you live in Maine and you can enjoy lobster year-round, you should. One of the best ways to do this? The Luke’s Lobster Portland Pier winter menu, of course! It’s got plenty of comfort food essentials, lobster rolls, […]

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Celebrate Aroma Joe’s 1 Year Beanaversary!

Restaurant News

Celebrate Aroma Joe’s 1 Year Beanaversary!

January 16, 2020

Love coffee? Want to help Aroma Joe’s celebrate their 1 year Beanaversary? (The answer to that is yes, of course).

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Why baristas + bites is a hidden gem of Portland

Downtown Restaurants

Why baristas + bites is a hidden gem of Portland

December 20, 2019

One of the things that I love most about Portland is the places that make it what it is. Sure, there’s no doubt that the hot restaurants that everyone wants to get into are fun, but you can’t go there every time you need a quick breakfast or lunch bite. And that’s where a place […]

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Wanna Be An Eat Drink Lucky Insider?

Maine Products

Wanna Be An Eat Drink Lucky Insider?

December 16, 2019

Confession time here: I’m an avid reader of Eat Drink Lucky. Like, every single morning it is one of the first things I read in my email. There’s something to love about a mini guide of where to eat, drink, and what to do, every day.  I try to stay on top of what’s going […]

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5 Reasons To Attend Harvest On The Harbor This Year

Maine Events

5 Reasons To Attend Harvest On The Harbor This Year

October 16, 2019

You may not believe it but Harvest on the Harbor is already right around the corner for 2019! How is that possible? As always, Maine’s premier food and dining festival is back and better than ever. Keep reading for 5 reasons you should attend this year!

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A Weekend On Bailey Island

Around Maine

A Weekend On Bailey Island

September 27, 2019

Summer may be over but that doesn’t mean I’m not soaking up every last drop I can! If you didn’t know, one of the best perks of being a Portland Dine Around member is the Bailey Island getaway.  All PDA members have access to this amazing deal. Seriously, it’s well worth it, and if you’re […]

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Feast At The Falls

Westbrook

Feast At The Falls

September 4, 2019

I recently had the pleasure of attending Westbrook’s first annual Feast at the Falls event. Of course, with a name like that, it took place right next to the Falls and had a menu that was designed to leave you thinking about it for days after. Couldn’t snag a ticket before the event sold out? […]

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7 New Places To Try In Southern Maine

New Restaurants

7 New Places To Try In Southern Maine

August 16, 2019

We’re right in the middle of tourist season, and that means there are crowds everywhere you turn. If you’re tired of going to the same five places you always frequent, here are 7 new places to try in southern Maine. Because oh yes, your favorite foodie does occasionally get out of Portland! Keep reading for […]

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Guess Who’s Turning 25? Hint: It’s Not Me!

Restaurant News

Guess Who’s Turning 25? Hint: It’s Not Me!

July 24, 2019

Okay, my birthday is the same month (the 26th, happy early 28th birthday to me, I’m so old) but it’s Coffee by Design’s birthday! Yes, everyone’s favorite coffee shop is turning a quarter century old this month! And to celebrate, they went all out. Check out this decadent donut: This is not just any donut. […]

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A Preview of Natalie’s At The Camden Harbour Inn

Maine Events

A Preview of Natalie’s At The Camden Harbour Inn

June 4, 2019

Look, there’s really no denying that June is probably one of the busiest months for me. How can that be when we’re only a few days into the month? Don’t ask me! Anyway, one of the events that I’m most looking forward to is dining at the legendary Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn. Not […]

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Raise Your Glass For The Portland Rum Riot!

Maine Events

Raise Your Glass For The Portland Rum Riot!

May 29, 2019

As of now, Portland is known as a mecca for food and drink around the country. Hell, we’ve been named one of the best cities for breweries as well! But Maine’s relationship with alcohol was once pretty complicated. In short, Maine was the first state to enact Prohibition back in 1846. Needless to say, alcohol […]

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So What’s A Secret Supper?

Maine Events

So What’s A Secret Supper?

May 16, 2019

Over the last few months, you may have noticed that I’ve attended several “secret suppers” in the Portland area. Bet you’re wondering what these secret suppers are and how you can get in on one too, right? I’m lifting the veil of secrecy so we can talk about 2Gether Private Chefs!

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7 new places to try this spring in Portland!

New Restaurants

7 new places to try this spring in Portland!

April 30, 2019

It may seem like I’ve been a bit MIA since Maine Restaurant Week last month but I assure you, I haven’t! There’s been A LOT going on in Portland’s food scene the last month or so. Check out this roundup of 7 new places to try this spring in Portland! N to Tail released a […]

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MRW: Spirit Quest 2019

Maine Restaurant Week

MRW: Spirit Quest 2019

March 12, 2019

As I’m writing this, Maine Restaurant Week 2019 has been pretty amazing. I’ve eaten so much amazing food and tried so many new things I couldn’t even tell you. Like sweet vermouth…it’s pretty much the only liquor I want to drink straight now. Anyway, if you were lucky enough, you scored tickets to the sold […]

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The ABCs of Portland's Food Scene

Downtown Restaurants, Portland Hot Spots, Uncategorized

The ABCs of Portland’s Food Scene

December 29, 2017

With the holiday season fully in swing, I thought it might be fun to see if I could identify the ABCs of Portland’s food scene. You probably have family and friends who are visiting, and you need some new places to take them, right? Sometimes just having a fresh way of looking at your options […]

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Downtown Restaurants, East End Restaurants, New Restaurants

Portland’s Foodiest Happy Hours

May 1, 2015

We all love happy hour. I love the focus in Portland on great drinks, because it’s a pretty key component to the happy hour experience. But what I love more is that perfect marriage of food and drink for happy hour.  Drinking and food just go together, and in Portland, our happy hour selection doesn’t […]

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Maine Restaurant Week

Why Maine Restaurant Week 2021 is More Important Than Ever

February 26, 2021

Hard to believe that it’s almost March, but it is. Every day feels the same, and if you’re starting to wonder if 2021 and 2020 are identical, same here. But one thing remains the same: Maine Restaurant Week is happening this year from March 1-March 12th! And now, more than ever, your favorite restaurants really […]

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Cocktail at Little Giant in Portland, Maine

New Restaurants, Portland Hot Spots, West End Restaurants

Ideas For A More Memorable 2021 Portland Valentine’s Day!

February 5, 2021

Well, 2020 has come and gone, and 2021 is proving to be a difficult and different kind of year as well. Crazy as it seems, Valentine’s Day is now almost upon us, and if you need some dining ideas, I have a few. Read below if you’re simply tapped out and need a hand coming […]

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