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Yelp CelebrEATS in Maine




We’ve been celebrating the national food and drink holidays this year, and – whether they’re real or not – each one has been absolutely delicious and unique. Wanna know more about the fun food feats we’ve been feasting on? Read on!


July started with the most perfect food holiday for summer: National Ice Cream Day (the third Sunday of the month), which was signed into law by President Ronald Regan in 1984 with Proclamation 5219. The incredibly ingenious and generous folks behind Rococo’s invited us to their brand new store in Ogunquit where Yelpers got to sample everything and leave with massive scoops of their favorite flavors. Reviews and Photos from our night out can be found here.Judy A: “Today I tasted the best ice cream I have EVER had! So creamy, smooth, delicious and so many interesting combinations of flavors! My mouth was having a party and enjoying every sample that the incredible Rococo’s team offered me!”

 


Our annual sunset ferry ride took place in August as we celebrated National Picnic Month. Not only did we enjoy a three hour cruise through Casco Bay with the captain narrating the history and geography of the refion, we also enjoyed delicious homemade food including antipasto skewers, potato salad, taco dip, spinach and cheese stuffed bread, and cookies from Yelpers themselves. Check out the Photos and Reviews here.Ruby D: “Summer in Maine, being on the water, hanging out with food and TV nerds, eating home-made brownie, stuffed bread, Italian orzo salad prepared 1 minute before being served, serious, what better thing could I really spent my time doing? I also learnt a lot more about Yelpers because we were literally stuck together for 4 hours. Precious!”

 


In September one of our very own Yelp Elite Squad members, Mandy C, led a class on foraging to celebrate National Mushroom Month. We were taught about wintergreen (good for the breath), plantain weeds (good to take the sting/itch out of a bug bite), and just some of the many, many different types of mushrooms. Our informative guide said, “Thank you, Yelp, for looking outside of the box; to get foodies back to our roots literally and figuratively is always refreshing and ingenious.” Reviews and enviable Photos can be found here.
Jess R: “I don’t know how many times I’ve been out on a hike and wondered about the things around me that could be edible if I was daring enough to try them. The fact that 5 min in on the adventure we were eating little red wintermint berries and chewing on their leaves was amazing.”

 

If there’s one thing we’re really, really good at it’s eating, drinking, and celebrating. That we get to combine those three things we love once a month through our national food and drink holidays is the best, and we’d love to have you join us! #YelpCelebrEATS is open to anybody with a Yelp account so visit our Events page for more information!

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