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Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?

Ice Cream vs. Gelato vs. Frozen Custard - What's the Difference?

Over the past couple of years, it seems as if gelato and frozen custard shops are have been opening up here and there and I have found myself asking “What is the difference between the three? They are all pretty much ice cream right?” Well not quite… There are big differences between them all and I thought I would dig in [no pun intended ] and try to distinguish what is what while you try to make the best choices for yourself this summer…

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The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2011

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

 

There’s Trouble in River City… Yes, the critically acclaimed Broadway classic, The Music Man marches onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage July 20 through August 20. Starring Emmy Award winner Peter Scolari as Harold Hill, Meredith Willson’s all-American favorite follows the fast-talking traveling salesman as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a town band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef!

Greendrinks-Are You Going Tonight at 5pm?

Greendrinks is tonight for the month of June. Are you going? Its in Hampden at the Hampden Natural Food Store at 281 Western Avenue (Rt. 9) from 5pm-8pm. Greendrinks is a great event to learn more about a cause and connect with the community. Tonight is the second time Hampden Natural Food Store has hosted the event and they are co-hosting with ESTIA, a Maine-based ecological organization that promoting sustainability and peace through education. Its a farm-style event where you can meet local farmers, learn more about growing your own vegetables and enjoy local food and beer. Like Bangor Greendrinks on Facebook to learn more. I hope to see you all there tonight. :-)

Where's Wendy?

Where's Wendy?

I spent the morning in Orono. I noticed the sign for the Orono Thrift Shop and that it was open today so I had to go check it out. I like visiting shops like this because you never know what you will find. What I like about the Orono Thrift Shop is that the proceeds go to Orono Health Association to support various charitable causes which is clearly displayed when you are checking out. Everything is marked at affordable prices. The shop is located on Birch Street in Orono near the public library on the second floor. There is a room full of clothes and another with items ranging from kids toys to kitchen stuff. I found old bottles for a quarter apiece that had Portland, ME etched on them.

Facebook Maine Social Mixer - Make the drive!

Facebook Maine Social Mixer - Make the drive!

Monday, June 6 · 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Havana South
44 Wharf St.
Portland, Maine

Maine's social network returns for a fun-filled casual mixer at Havana South! We'll have a complementary appetizer buffet, drink specials, great conversations/connections and much more. Bring your friends!

Facebook Maine Social Mixer
Havana South - http://www.havanamaine.com

Where's Wendy?

Where's Wendy?

Today I decided to go check out the new bakery that my friends have been mentioning as a great place to grab lunch. Massimo's Breads opened last week on 130 Hammond Street in Bangor. Its an Italian artisan bakery that has breads, pizza, sweets and sandwiches. Its only a few steps away from Massimo's Cucina Italiana up the hill. While I waited I got to try samples of their pizza and bread which were very yummy. I loved the design of the bakery which was beautiful and simplistic. The staff was very nice and the bakery has a cozy atmosphere. I ordered the campagna panini (turkey, provolone and basil pesto) which was delicious and a large serving. They also have assorted coffee and espresso drinks available. I would recommend this bakery as a great place to go and grab lunch and bring it back to the office and make your coworkers jealous. :)

Where's Wendy?

Where's Wendy?

Coco Loco on Central Street in Bangor opened today. Its a Mexican restaurant that has tamales, tostadas, tacos, empanadas and quesadillas on the menu currently. It seemed a little chaotic being the first day open in the kitchen but the food was delicious. I am hoping this becomes a great place for locals to stop by for lunch. From what I heard Coco Loco will be open Monday-Friday 7-2pm and is cash only. Curious what the breakfast menu will look like.