These 9 Maine Restaurants Featured on National Food TV Shows Have Sadly Closed
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Food TV Shows
I can't tell you how many hours I have
wasted devoted my life to food-oriented television programming. Realty shows, game shows, travel shows, holiday shows, the concept doesn't matter. If it's about food, I'll give it a shot.
It's also a wonderful way to discover restaurants in towns or places of travel interest.
However, nothing beats when a restaurant or chef from Maine is featured. I don't know if it's the collective chip on Mainers' shoulders, but the level of proud can't be measured. Our restaurants and people are really just our children. And, when they make it big, well...we think we all do.
Maine Food Scene
It is special, though. Maine has a tremendous food reputation. Portland has become very trendy over the last decade. Chefs from Maine have competed on hit shows like "Chopped" and "Top Chef." Even Biddeford was named one of the next best food cities in America. Maine is absolutely killing it.
Unfortunately, it's not always a happy ending. Even with all of this success, closures are a part of restaurant life, and Maine's are no exception. This even includes establishments that have been featured nationally on programs like "Food Paradise," "Drinking Made Easy," "Throwdown With Bobby Flay," and "Restaurant: Impossible."
Maine Restaurant Closures
Below is a list of nine restaurants that have had a similar fate. Each one has its own story, but the outcome remains the same: permanent closure of the space or concept.
Was one of these your favorite? How many had you visited? How many do you miss?