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The chefs at Seasons Grille and Bar fry up early-morning egg dishes and sear steaks in the evening, drawing on fresh local ingredients to create an inventive menu of signature dishes. Early risers brandish forks at three-egg omelets and host mock United Nations meet-and-greets with french toast. Dinnertime diners coax taste buds into deep-sea diving with the seafood celebration's scallops, Maine shrimp, and mussels sautéed in a garlic vermouth broth, or the haddock provencal crisped up in sundried tomato olive tapenade. Pan-fried boneless chicken hides beneath a blanket of bubbly mozzarella, clutching linguini and tomato for security on the parmesan plate, and shrimp scampi flatbread pizza fuels conversation about news on a flat-screen TV. As patrons chow down, an exposed stone fireplace warms bodies and hearts simultaneously by using Chicken Soup for the Soul as kindling.

155 Riverside St
Portland,
ME
US

Film buffs across six states stare wide-eyed at large cinema screens, losing themselves in first-run Hollywood movies and the smell of fresh, buttery kernels within Your Neighborhood Theatre's 17 locations. Though all theaters prioritize comfortable seating, old-fashioned friendly service, and high-stakes preshow trivia slideshows, each location encompasses its own distinct charm, be it through arthouse décor, 3-D screens, or Rhode Island's vintage 1950's drive-in setting.

795 Roosevelt Trail
Windham,
ME
US

Like a zoo for alcoholic beverages, Tully's Beer & Wine gathers thousands of exotic specimens from around the world in one convenient spot. Specialty beers crowd shelves, and a 40-foot 16-door cooler chills imports and craft beers alike. The rainbow of suds ranges from the chaff-brown of Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Porter with smoked malt and applewood bacon to the sunny hue of Ommegang’s witte, a Belgian-style ale in which citric notes and coriander gleam.

In addition to the selection of more than 700 beers, 1,000 wines from around the world are arranged by region or varietal for quick perusal. The ranks of colorful labels hint at grapes from Italy, California, and France. The Argyle Nuthouse pinot noir, for example, seems to spill fistfuls of fruit that have consistently earned it rankings in the 90s from _Wine Spectator. The shop also stocks beer glasses, bottle openers, and T-shirts, and inside five cigar humidors, guests experience what it was like to sniff Winston Churchill's hair.

45 Wells Plz
Wells,
ME
US

More than 10 colorful tap pulls unfurl rivulets of amber brews behind a mirror-inlaid bar, whose glossy panes reflect expert barkeeps as they shake, stir, and slide cocktails down the wood-topped counter. Each libation complements bites from Rivalries Sports Pub and Grill's menu of upscale bar fare, such as its signature sweet-chili buffalo chicken wings and burgers topped with caramelized or crispy fried onions. The screens of 34 televisions, each flickering with sports, dapple the walls between black and white posters of iconic moments in sports, from fateful tip-offs to Muhammad Ali punching a butterfly. Upstairs, an atrium-centered party room sprawls beneath a wood-beam ceiling, where Rivalries stocks celebrations with abundant party platters and buffets.

10 Cotton St
Portland,
ME
US

Our inviting rooms, always an undeniable value, are equipped with everything you'll need, including 42” LCD flat screen TV’s and free wireless internet, to make your stay memorable. Relax in comfort with world-class amenities, exceptional service and spacious, luxurious rooms.

500 Main Street
Bangor,
ME
US

When she's developing a menu, executive chef Rae Hebert doesn't start with the dishes. She starts with the people around her. What do local Maine farmers and artisans have in store? she asks. What did they grow, craft, or raise this season, and what do they anticipate having in a few weeks? That's why the menu at Wild Duck Pub changes with the seasons, just like the color of tree branches' mood rings. Hebert's lunch and dinner menus each average seven entrees and just a handful of smaller dishes, which lets the kitchen team home in on?and perfect?every bite. Even the burger, for instance, features a Maine-raised grassfed beef patty. And the BLT, that humble American staple, gets an upscale reboot with basil mayonnaise and fresh mozzarella.

114 Village Dr
Topsham,
ME
US