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Jan 21, 2010 05:59 AM

Maine Resto Week March 1-10, 2010

Second annual Maine Restaurant "Week" will be held March 1-10 this year.

List of participating restos has not been released yet but over 80 signed up so far. Not as "Portland-centric" as last year.

Save the dates to get special prix fixe 3 course meals for $20.10, $30.10, or $40.10. New this year, some restos will offer a lunchtime $15.10 meal.

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  1. Update: the list of participating restaurants is now posted at the website noted above.

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    1. re: HDinCentralME

      Thanks for the notice - this is the first I've heard of it.

    2. thanks for this info! We are headed up there anyway that week, and I had no idea. We might actually be able to try one of the Portland restos we missed last time when we go.

      1. Damn, nothing Downeast or Bangor area.

        1. So the 2nd Maine Restaurant Week is now history.

          I had the opporttunity to have the 3-course special @Slates in Hallowell last night (one of my favorite local dining spots). Stuffed mushroom app, perfectly-cooked blackened salmon w/ jalapeno mayo, and creme caramel for dessert. Great deal@$20.10.

          Any other Resto Week experiences to report? Good or bad? Is this event worthwhile for Chowhounds? (Seems at least to bring the restos needed business in a slow season).

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          1. re: HDinCentralME

            We went to two restaurants in the midcoast Maine area: one at Brevetto in Camden was some of the worst service I've ever had. The food was good, but it took over 2 and a half hours for our dinner, and there were only about 4 other tables in the place the entire night, two of which were already served. This waitress has serious focus issues: we felt like we were in the desert fighting over one glass of water. Three requests for bread, that sort of thing. Sitting at the table for 15 minutes without someone at least acknowledging we were there. While the waitress was incompetent, this is a management issue.

            The other meal was at Lily Bistro in Rockland. It was good, not great: Beef Bourguignon and Coq au VIn were the two mains.

            Our neighbors, who hosted us at Brevetto, had been to the dinner at Nathalie's at the Camden Harbor Inn the night before and had a wonderful meal.

            We're happy to support the local restaurants though and will continue to do so.

            1. re: HDinCentralME

              Definitely worth it for this Portland hound: went out on a Tuesday evening (not a night we'd normally go out), and it gave us a chance to try, and very much enjoy, the excellent meal we had at Davids 388 in SoPo. Heard that they've bought the building next door and will be expanding, which is good news.