March 1-12 , 2017

Maine Restaurant Week's 2017 Culinary Events

Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off  (Buy Tickets: $25)

Do good while doing breakfast. Hosted by Sea Dog Brewing Co. and Maine's Champions of Breakfast. This annual event, often referred to as Maine's best breakfast, will be held at South Portland Sea Dog with 100% of proceeds donated to Preble Street.

Participating restaurants include: Congdon's Doughnuts: Family Restaurant & Bakery; Eve's at the Garden (Portland Harbor Hotel); Miss Portland Diner; Sea Dog Brewing Company; Sebasco Harbor Resort (Reigning champion!); Sisters Gourmet Deli; TIQA Pan Mediterranean; The Tavern (Brunswick Hotel & Tavern); Top of The East (Westin Portland Harborview Hotel); Verbena

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.
Buy Tickets: $25

Maine Magazine Cocktail Competition (Buy Tickets: $35)

Kickstart your Friday plans by judging the best of the best. Local bartenders compete for best cocktail. Held in the heart of the Old Port at Sonny's. Sponsored by Berlin City Lexus and Maine Spirits. 

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. 
Buy Tickets: $35

Perfect Pairing Challenge (Buy Tickets: $35)

Maine's Perfect Pairing Challenge at Coffee By Design invites you to explore coffee in several different formats while indulging in sweet and savory treats created by area bakers and pastry chefs. Enjoy different roast levels and brew methods as well as tastes of Foundation Brewing Company's coffee beer, a special coffee cocktail from Vena's Fizz House and TIQA's 2016 Maine Restaurant Week award winnning cocktail.

This year's lineup includes: Baristas & Bites; Cakes by Babbs; C-Salt; Dean's Sweets, Foley's Cakes; Frisky Whisk; Landry's Confections; Tin Pan Bakery; TIQA Pan Mediterranean and Walter's 

Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
Buy Tickets: $35

Spirit Quest (Buy Tickets: $45)

Spirit Quest is a self-guided cocktail and paired bites walking tour that takes participants to Old Port and Arts District Restaurants and Bars throughout Portland. It's great fun and a delicious way to spend the afternoon.

This year's participants: The Armory (The Regency); Boone's Fish House; Corner Room; David's; Eve's at the Garden (Portland Harbor Hotel); Evo; Five Fifty-Five; Grill Room; Liquid Riot; Petite Jacqueline; Solo Italiano; Sur Lie; Timber Steakhouse and Rotisserie; TIQA; Top of the East (Westin Portland Harborview); Union/Inkwell (The Press Hotel) and Zapoteca

Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Buy Tickets: $45


F.O.G. Go Big For Hunger Benefit Concert (Buy Tickets)

Ticket sales to this March 3 concert will benefit Preble Street through Go Big For Hunger and Full Plates Full Potential's fight to end childhood hunger in Maine. Performances by: ARMIES; members of Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds; and The Working Dead.

Friday, March 3, 8PM
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Old Port Pub Run (MRW Edition)

Join Old Port Pub Run on Thursdays for a FREE, friendly group run. Post run, rehydrate with hops. The group leaves from the Liquid Riot lobby at 6:15 PM; runners should bring reflective running gear, an ID, money, and a thirst for craft beer! Post run, choose your favorite refreshment at Liquid Riot Bottling Company! (Learn More)
Thursday, March 2 and Thursday March 9

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Number 9!

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