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Yelp CelebrEATS in Maine



Every single day in the U.S. is a national food or drink holiday (and sometimes there are even four or five celebrated on the same date)! While we know not all of them are totally real, many are and Yelp Maine is spending 2017 exploring one each month. And this spring was full of deliciousness… just a take a look!


National Deep Dish Pizza Day on April 5th brought us to our local UNO’s in South Portland, ME where we tried a variety of delicious ‘zas (including their infamous cheese, a new sausage and spinach alfredo option, some flatbreads, and even their gluten-free crusts). Reviews and Photos from our night out can be found here.Rene C: “What a wonderful time my wife and I had at the recent Yelp CelebrEATS National Deep Dish Pizza Day. Actually, I could celebrate, pizza day, deep dish or not, every day of the year. I love pizza and Uno’s did not disappoint!.”

 


In May we celebrated National Salsa Month at Fork Food Lab in Portland, ME with local salsa maker Plucked, who makes the purest form of salsa any of us had ever had (think tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime juice… peppers if you like it spicy… and, always a dash of love). It didn’t get any more fresh or real than the batch owner Kelly made for us right then and there. Check out the Photos and Reviews here.Michelle E: “I LOVE PLUCKED SALSA and I loved this event. Kelly the owner and founder is great at what she does-she makes an amazing product and she’s a great salesperson. Her story was funny and inspiring and honest. I was a fan before tonight and will continue to support this amazing women owned company. All of Kelly’s hard work and determination really shows and she’s truly crushing the salsa business.”

 


To end our Spring season of #YelpCelebrEATS, we enjoyed an early World Gin Day at Round Turn Distilling in Biddeford, ME where we learned all about the distilleries Ernest Hemingway connection, enjoyed summery gin cocktails, and – of course – great company in a beautiful renovated mill space. Reviews and enviable Photos can be found here.
Courty C: “It’s cool to hear an entrepreneurial story but more so hear it delivered with such a cerebral, passion next to a copper kettle. I kind of assumed the Ernest Hemingway link but it was nice to hear the full background of how the husband-and-wife duo ended up in Biddeford making some of the best gin I have ever consumed.”

We love good food. We love good drink. Really… who doesn’t? If you want to explore some amazing places throughout Maine with us during the summer for the national food and drink holidays, check out our Events page where anybody with a Yelp account can RSVP!

 

Thanks to our sponsors:
UNOs • Plucked • Round Turn Distilling

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