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Taste of Thai

How about a steaming bowl of hot and sour chicken or shrimp soup, simmered with  herbs spices, scallions, mushrooms and fresh lemongrass to chase away the increasingly raw, cold days?

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Siam Orchid invites the public to its “Hungry for Health” all-day fundraiser as part of Healthy Acadia’s 2016 campaign “Turning the Tide on the Opioid Epidemic Downeast.” That day, all proceeds will benefit critically needed substance prevention and treatment services in Hancock and Washington counties.

Siam Orchid is a chef-owned Thai restaurant whose specialties include ginger duck, basil soft shell crab and many other dishes as well as an extensive sushi menu.

Siam Orchid is located at 30 Rodick St. in Bar Harbor. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. To make reservations, call 288-9669. Check out the menu at


Buck, Buck, Moose buck-buck-moose

That’s the title of James Beard Award-winning hunter, angler and food blogger Hank Shaw’s latest 301-page cookbook, which offers far-ranging recipes from a basic moose burger to Yucatan-style barbecued venison.

A follow-up to Shaw’s previous cookbook, “Duck, Duck, Goose: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Waterfowl, Both Farmed and Wild,” “Buck, Buck, Moose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Deer, Elk, Moose, Antelope and Other Antlered Things” (H&H Books, 2016, $23.30) covers all cuts of meat and provides instruction on related gutting and butchering.


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For the eighth year, the Common Good Soup Kitchen has resumed its midday meal (from noon to 2 p.m.) featuring freshly made hot soup, salads and dessert on Thursdays through April. Admission is free, but donations are accepted in the bowl.

In addition, Common Good once again is holding its popular popover service from 9 a.m. to noon on Sundays. The breakfast features eggs, popovers, oatmeal and fixings, juice and hot beverages. Both the popover service and midday meal include live music.

Common Good is located at 19 Clark Point Road, two doors down from the U.S. post office, in Southwest Harbor. For more info, call 266-2733 and visit

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