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December 27, 2022

Year in Review: Smorgasbord of restaurant news in 2022

3 people in kitchen smiling Courtesy / Dennett's Wharf From left, cooks Taylor Hester and Camila Rinaldi worked for Max Katzenberg, at his Brooklyn, N.Y., restaurant Olmsted and relocated to Castine to work for Katzenberg’s new venture, Dennett’s Wharf.

Hungry for news about how Maine's restaurant scene evolved in 2022? From openings, closings and relocations, there was plenty of buzz. Take a trip down memory lane with this recap of headlines published by Mainebiz this year.

#BeerFriday: Sea Dog Brewery now open in Scarborough

Bixby Chocolate opening first retail café in Waterville arts hub

Starbucks pushes back on claims of union-busting in Portland

Botto's Bakery, a Portland mainstay, plans move to Westbrook

Portland eatery makes the cut for Esquire's list of Best New Restaurants

Fishing for compliments: Portland restaurant makes OpenTable top 100

Highly anticipated Japanese-inspired restaurant opens in Portland

Rolling in the dough: Portland Pie acquires Falmouth Ricetta's

After five-year hiatus, waterfront Castine restaurant reopens with NY talent

A flurry of restaurant activity lights up Route 1 in Yarmouth, Freeport

An Italian-inspired bakery in Bath features ‘pane e pasticceria’

Brickyard Hollow Brewing will expand footprint with Skowhegan restaurant

Portland Middle Eastern restaurant calling it quits after 5 years

Yarmouth dining mainstay sold to Portland restaurant owner who sees eateries 'aligned'

Holy Donut makes 'gut-wrenching' decision to close Auburn store


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