To benefit Bangor High School Project Graduation
WHAT:  Design your own specialty burger including toppings and name!  The winning burger will be on Jimmy V’s menu through the end of May.

WHO:  Bangor High School Seniors

WHEN:  Week of May 9th, 2011

HOW:  Submit entries to (including toppings and name of burger) between Monday, May 9th and Thursday, May 12th.  Please include name, email address & phone number. 

JUDGING:  All entries will be judged by a panel of local personalities --- to be announced by Friday, May 6th.  Each judge will select three favorites.  They will then try the top three burgers and select a grand prize winner.

PRIZE:  $100 cash prize to the winner, and the winner’s specialty burger will be on Jimmy V’s menu through the end of May.  Additional donation to be made to Bangor High School Proj

Out and About in Orono Today

Out and About in Orono Today

Today I saw many people outside enjoying the Bangor City Forest and the Orono Bog Walk. The parking lot was packed with people. I loved getting out on the boardwalk to walk the loop and see firsthand the arrival of spring in the bog. After a walk thru the forest I went to Orono to stop by Maine Maven. The store was having a tea tasting with Baxter Tea Company and beautiful items from Madder Root. If you are looking for something made by a local you should check out Maine Maven. For lunch I went to Verve Burritos which makes amazing west coast style burritos. I swear I think I go at least once a week to Verve trying everything on their menu.

No Foolin! FREE ICE CREAM on April 1st at Tim Hortons/Cold Stone Locations!

No Foolin! FREE ICE CREAM on April 1st at Tim Hortons/Cold Stone Locations!

April 1, 2011  (Maine) – They’re not fooling around - Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery restaurants in Maine are giving you free ice cream!  Local owners invite guests to visit their co-branded restaurants on Friday, April 1 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm to receive a free scoop of a Cold Stone Creamery Signature Creation like Founder’s Favorite or Chocolate Lover’s Devotion.

Who: Maine Tim Hortons & Cold Stone Creamery Co-branded Restaurants
Located in: Bangor, Brewer, Lewiston, Lincoln, Portland, Rockland, Scarborough, South Portland, Waterville           

When: Friday, April 1, 2011
3:00 to 5:00pm

What: Free 3oz scoop of a Cold Stone Creamery Signature Creation
•Dining room guests only
•Signature Creations may vary by restaurant location

Tim Hortons & Cold Stone Creamery opened their first co-branded restaurant in April 2009 in Scarborough, Maine.&n

March Maine Tweetup

March Maine Tweetup

On Twitter? Live or work in Maine? Then you'll want to attend the next Maine Tweetup at Bayside Bowl on Wednesday, March 23rd at 6pm.

Come mingle with local Twitter people, raise a glass, and maybe even bowl a frame while you catch up with all your favorite tweeps. Consider sticking around after for Kill the Karaoke.

Date: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Time: 6pm until whenever
Place: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland, ME (map & directions)

Feel free to RSVP on our Facebook page!

Wine, Dine & Play

Plan to attend this exclusive event celebrating the winemaking traditions of Maine; featuring a unique collection of extraordinary locally produced wines skillfully selected to compliment a menu specially prepared by our own Chef Gary Ames. Reception will be at 6 PM, four course dinner and wine pairing will seat at 6:30 PM. Plus, receive $20 in Free Slot Play. Tickets: $75 per person, available by calling 877-779-7771. (from

March 23 - 18, 2011

Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway
500 Main Street, Bangor Me 04401
Contact Madeline for more information
1-877-779-7771 or

Maine Restaurant Week kicks off with the 2011 Signature Event

PORTLAND, Maine – Expanding on last year’s legendary cocktail competition, the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week kick-off Signature Event introduces a two-pronged dessert competition. Taking place on February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland from 5-8 pm, the Signature Event celebrates the priceless individuality behind Maine’s cocktail shakers and sugar shacks.

Cookies challenge cakes and cupcakes take on truffles in the “How Sweet It Is” portion of the competition, but only one can win. Guests at The Signature Event have the final say in this people’s choice face-off.

More Than Just Dinner’s on the Docket at Maine Restaurant Week 2011

PORTLAND, Maine — Restaurants across the state are gearing up for the third annual Maine Restaurant Week, taking place March 1-12. Restaurants around Maine will participate in the event by featuring special three-course dinners ranging in price from $20-$40. Some restaurants will also offer three-course prix-fixe lunches from $15.

Restaurant Week celebrates the vibrancy and richness of Maine’s culinary traditions while giving restaurants a much-needed boost during the slowest time of the year.

More than seventy restaurants are already registered for the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week, from Eliot to Bangor to Rockland. A list of participating restaurants and featured menus is available on

Kicking off Maine Restaurant Week is The Signature Event™, on Monday February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland.