Restaurants

Cream Spill... or ART?

Cream Spill... or ART?

I was in my favorite coffee shop this morning, Coffee By Design on Congress street and I noticed this cream spill.  At first I thought to clean it up with a napkin.  I'm a mild neat freak so I don't mind doing things like that.  But then I thought, "Hey that kind of looks cool!"  It's actually quite pretty in an organic kind of way!  So is it just a cream spill or is it art?  I suppose it's sort of accidental art and I thought I'd share it!  What does it look like to you?

PS:  This is not meant in any way to slight the cleanliness of my favorite coffee shop!  CBD is the BEST Coffee Company I have ever known and clearly this had just happened!

Today's Shoot - Schools That Shine - Harrison Elementary

Today's Shoot - Schools That Shine - Harrison Elementary

Today we conducted one of our many Schools that Shine shoots at Harrison Elementary near Long Lake.  My colleague Mike was with me and he was the one doing the shooting today since I was in producer mode. The children were sort of faking a video shoot for us since the program they won this month's award for is a film-making program.  The students write scripts, shoot the video and then edit the final product in iMovie.  Their teacher Mrs. Merritt heads up the program.  After the shoot we headed to a great little sandwich place called "The Village Tie Up" in Harrison.  It's a general store kind of place and it's right on Long Lake.  I got a sandwich called "The Pot Belly"!  It was a delicious pulled pork sub with melted provolone cheese!  Check it out if you're in Harrison!

Benefit for Portland Trails at all Maine Portland Pie locations 4/14 from 5pm to 8pm!

Benefit for Portland Trails at all Maine Portland Pie locations 4/14 from 5pm to 8pm!

Join us on April 14th for our Annual Shipyard Summer Ale Party.  This year we will be supporting two charities, Portland Trails at all Maine locations, and the Manchester Police Athletic League in Manchester. 

 

One dollar from every Shipyard sold will be donated to the charities, we will be accepting donations, and you can enter to win some great prizes including a pair of Boston Baseball tickets.  A winner will be chosen at each location!  

Sea Dog Brewery Restaurant

Sea Dog Brewery Restaurant

This weekend I had a shoot with a co-worker in the Topsham area.  Professionally I'm a full time Videographer.  We like to plan shoots around where we are going to eat!  So we decided to hit the Seadog Brewery and Restaurant in Topsham.  The Restaurant is located in the Bowdoin Mill right on the Androscoggin River.  The food was GREAT!  I got a Ruben and Kim got a Turkey BLT.  They have sweet potato fries which we dipped in their blueberry barbecue sauce!  Awesome!  Prices were pretty standard, burgers were in the $9-10 range and entres were anywhere from $12-17 or so.  We had a friendly server too!  I really liked what they did with the interior.  Hard wood floors, lots of natural light from the large windows and lots of old photographs.  This place is definitely on my list for great places to eat!  Here's the website!  http://www.seadogbrewing.com/

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 www.mainerestaurantweek.com.

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

Food Drive

Domino's Pizza stores in Windham, Maine  and Gorham, Maine will be hosting Two "Fill The Truck Food Drives" to benefit the Windham Food Pantry and the Gorham Food Pantry on Saturday November 6th from 11am to 7pm.  During these hard economic times more and more people are turning to these organizations for assistance.  We want to do our part to give back to our communities.  We will be collecting non perishable items and monetary donations from now until 7pm November 6th at both store locations.