I have always visited Chowhound when travelling and have just signed up officially so that I can participate in the conversations.
We are planning a "reconnaisance mission" to Maine in the first half of October. We have reserved for 3 nights in Bar Harbor, 3 nights in the Camden /Lincolnville area and 3 nights in the Portland area (Scarborough). We love to eat and travel and we are interested in knowing about the "must trys" in these 3 areas. We will pay the big bucks for a great dining experience - alternatively, we love the dives also. Dinner is our most important meal as we will be driving hither and yon during the day trying to sight see and identify a community in which to possibly rent a home for next summer.......we would like to know about great restaurants, food markets, and farmers markets. We will drive some distance for a great meal.
We had hoped to visit in September but surprisingly had trouble bookings rooms - evidently September is a great month there but many hotels/inns could not accomodate us. So,October it is.
If any of you can weigh in on this, we would appreciate it. There is a lot to research but I will certainly review any previous discussions on this topic that are recent (2010)........