Nibbles: Wings, beer, and a pop-up restaurant

Wing it

Who’s got the best wings? Dysart’s, Chili’s, Bangin’ Whoopie, Hannaford, Hollywood Casino, Holiday Inn, Husson University, Job Corps, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Buffalo Wild Wings, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Orono Hotels, O.T.O. Outta The Ordinary or Penobscot Valley Country Club? Cast your vote at the 2019 Wingfest Maine from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Admission is $25 per adult. Children 6 and under go free. People’s Choice voting ends at 7 p.m.


Finest kind

From Franklin to Lamoine, nine farms will have fresh greens and other early produce for shoppers to feast their eyes on from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Ellsworth Farmers Market. The market, located at 190 Main St., opened May 4 and runs through Oct. 30. Other vendors range widely from Shalom Orchard and A Stone’s Throw to Health-Ferment to Homespun and Lace and Handprints reflexologist Mack MacDonald. For more info, call 667-9212 and visit


Heads up!

Fogtown Brewing Co. and the

Downeast Salmon Federation will jointly release Anadromous, their breakfast stout brewed with smoked smelt, mackerel and alewives, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. For more info,



Pop on over

On Saturday, May 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Rabbit Hill Farm’s Cheryl Wixson and Flip McFarland will stage a pop-up restaurant for birders and the public in general at Barbour Farm Road in Deer Isle.

Wixson, a chef and well known culinary educator who pens a the “Maine Dish” column at The Ellsworth American, will serve homemade clam chowder, root vegetable chowder, popovers and rhubarb crisp. McFarland’s artisanal organic cider also will be available. A full meal costs $15 or $20 depending on whether a cup or bowl of chowder is ordered. Popovers will include a selection of homemade jams from strawberry rhubarb to maple butter. For more info and precise directions, call 367-5003 or visit

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