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Harvest on the Harbor, October 21-25, 2015, Portland Maine
"Welcome to our eighth annual Harvest on the Harbor, the Convention + Visitors Bureau's toast to Maine’s culinary arts. This year’s event promises to bring even more of what Maine is renowned for - delectably delicious culinary creations from Maine’s top chefs and producers who take pride in presenting products that are locally grown and responsibly harvested.
The harvest season is a very special time on the coast of Maine and we invite you to enjoy an amazing array of food and beverage tastings, educational sessions, and some fun and entertaining surprises - all of which are designed to wow you!"
This looks fun...
Special Brew to Benefit BBCH
Allagash Brewing Company invites you to attend the annual release of Allagash Fluxus Ale on Monday, August 29, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at Cinque Terre Ristorante (36 Wharf Street, Portland). This beer is brewed to raise money for pediatric nursing scholarships at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. Come support our pediatric nurses, drink a great brew, and eat delicious food. $10 donation per person. FMI: 662-2101
Sea Dogs Game - BBCH/MMC Night
Join us for a great night of baseball and show your Barbara Bush Children's Hospital spirit at the Sea Dogs when they host the Akron Aeros. All BBCH and MMC employees can purchase tickets at a discount online. Enter special offer code "mmc".
These games are always a good time. I recommend the Sea Dog paws, which are ice cream sandwiches with two cookies - yum!
Best beach nearby? My vote is Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth. Does cost $4.50 per person, but you can get Maine State Park pass for $35 for one or $70 for a whole vehicle, and works at almost every state park. http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/parkpasses.html.
Counter to what I told the new interns, Margaritas is no longer offering a 20% discount to MMC employees on Mondays. Thanks to Kate for the tip.
On the bright side, I just frequented El Rayo over on York St near the bridge to SoPo, and it was excellent. It's a fun place for a cool drink - they make a mean margarita and mojito, with other fun cocktails as well - and their food is fresh and tasty. It may not be ultra-authentic or California quality, but not too shabby.
Their website didn't work for me, but check out their Urbanspoon site: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/259/1451468/restaurant/El-Rayo-Taqueria-Portland.
Right now, I'm going with Figa on Munjoy, but Street and Company on Wharf is a close second. Thoughts? Check out my favorite website for this sort of thing: http://www.portlandfoodmap.com/