Craving something new? We can almost taste the end of a long, New England winter. We’ve been snowed in and had to shovel out. We’ve had late nights coming home from work and digging deep into the recipe archives to find something the kids will eat. It sounds like what we all could use is a break from the routine. A delicious break. You ready? It’s time to take the Downeaster and pick your foodie adventure.
We’ve rounded up all you need to know about attending Restaurant week in either Portland, or Boston.
How does it work?
Participating restaurants offer an exclusive fixed menu at varying price points depending on which restaurant you visit. These special pairings are only offered during this specific time giving a much needed winter boost to local businesses and to your taste buds. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended, but tickets are not required to attend.
Maine’s Restaurant Week is happening NOW through March 12th
Take the Downeaster to Portland, Maine and try everything from fried to fancy. Want cheese everything? Start at Cheese Louise and let your mac and cheese appetizer lend way to even more cheese. Looking for upscale? Go to David’s and feast on a filet mignon. Don’t forget to save room for the Maine blueberry crisp.
Maine’s Restaurant week has participating restaurants all along our route map. Brunswick and Freeport included. Visit their website for a full list including price points and menus.
Dine Out Boston: March 12th – 25th
Big city appetite? Make your way to Boston for this year’s Dine Out Boston event. This event works in the same way. Participating restaurants vary from local chef-owned bistros to major chain names, serving tapas to tempura, to French inspired to “I’ll take one of these to go” No taste buds are left behind in this city wide foodie centric event.
With 5 round-trips daily, including a late night departure out of Boston. Making your way to the North End is easy, and enjoyable. Date night or just because there is nothing to eat at home. Your excuse is safe with us. It’s time to take the train and try something different tonight!