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Alleged Lobster Embezzlement Is Most New England Crime Ever
A Maine man is accused of stealing over $1 million worth of seafood.
A Lobster Shortage Is Causing Prices to Skyrocket
Bad weather and high demand have caused prices to double.
Maine Restaurant Announces It Will Only Take Reservations by Mail
Prospective diners are encouraged to “write clearly and legibly.”
Entire State of Maine Rejoices As Lobster Emoji Is Made Official
It was a hard-won battle.
Here’s the Actual Diner Ad That Kate McKinnon and Will Ferrell Parodied on
Dysart’s chicken-potpie ad went viral in 2012 — and
revived it in 2018.
Maine’s Restaurant Workers Convinced the State to Lower Their Wages
They argued it would lower tips and cut into their take-home pay.
Maine’s Lobsters Could Be Extinct in 85 Years Because of Global Warming
Researchers say warming waters are already decimating the larvae.
Restaurant That Banned Owners of Semiautomatics Is Getting ‘Hostile’ Threats
There’s a “wariness among the staff” that didn’t exist before.
Restaurant Creates 100-Pound Burger Just to Troll Its Customers
And, surprisingly, to help fight hunger.
Here’s What a 40-Year-Old Twinkie Looks Like
Maine Restaurateur Bans Customers Who Own Assault Weapons
“If you own this gun, or you condone the ownership of this gun for private use, you may no longer enter.”
Climate Change Is Decimating Maine’s Lobster Population
An alarming study says a warm-water disease threatens Maine’s whole industry.
The Chain Gang
Chipotle’s Pitiful Sales Have Forced Suppliers to Lay Off Employees
The chain’s burrito-bowl manufacturer has shed 5 percent of its workforce.
Add Maine’s Cod to the List of Things Decimated by Global Warming
Scientists now blame rising water temperatures more than overfishing.
Yet Another Restaurateur Has Accused Yelp of Tweaking Reviews
Apparently, one chef claims, Yelp will punish you if you don’t buy ads.
Kids In Restaurants
Parents Irate After Restaurant Owner ‘Snaps’ at Screaming Child
“Her parents said, ‘Are you screaming at a child?’ ‘Yes I am. And she shut up.’”
A Restaurant Discriminated Against One of Its Servers for Not Going to Church
It turns out, however, the owner just disapproved of his son’s choice of date.
Fire Destroys Legendary Blueberry-Pie Destination in Maine
It’s been a terrible week for restaurants on both coasts.
UFO Sightings Over Maine Turn Out to Be Restaurant Party Spotlight
Locals called the cops.
Watch David Levi Introduce Vinland, His Hyper-Regional Maine Restaurant
The chef intends to get by entirely on very local ingredients.
Maine Lawmakers Push Hard for GMO Food Labels
The bill has bipartisan support.
Maine Has Love Affair With Brandy; Larry the Quaker Oats Man Gets a Makeover
Plus Anthony Bourdain’s geriatric collab and more, all in our morning news round-up.
If Not Mulberry Street, There’s Maine
Goodbye, beach. It’s autumn in New England.
Whoopie-Pie Wars Escalate!
Pennsylvania and Maine continue to debate the dessert’s origins.
Dantanna’s Cleared of Copying Dan Tana’s; Pink’s Opens in LAX
The President can’t even have dessert without being bothered, while a West Hollywood classic tries to sue an Atlanta restaurant with a similar name.
Jay-Z Loses Restaurant Lawsuit;
Snooki Gobbles Donuts
A rap star doesn’t get his way and an MTV star gets stuffed.
Costco Protects Sarah Palin; Teacher In Trouble for Hooter’s Trip
Tomatoes hidden for Palin’s safety and a teacher takes an ill-advised field trip.
Salmon Spawning in Sewage; Schoolkids Visit Hooters
Plus: a German company’s employee-accessible wine cellar, and lobster price-fixing in Maine, all in our morning news roundup.
Consider the New Lobster-Roll Shack, Luke’s
Are these really “NYC’s highest quality, most affordable lobster rolls”?
Feniger and Milk to Cater
Emmy Party; Teens Crash Into Hawthorne
Susan Feniger is making treats for an Emmy after-party and a Hawthorne restaurant has been damaged by joyriding teens.
The Intersection of Local and Kosher; Chicken Feet Diplomacy
Plus: USDA invests in small farms, and Portland’s awesome food scene, all in our morning news roundup.
Lobstermen Feuding in Maine
Maine’s Matinicus Island is basically David Simon’s Baltimore.
Massachusetts Wants to Be Maine
The state wants to brand its seafood, a la Maine lobster.
Lobstermen Just Can’t Give the Stuff Away
Prices are down, but so is demand.