Announcing our new Monthly Food Coma Guide by Joe Ricchio.

Looking for a first-class guide to the best restaurants and eateries in Maine? We are proud announce our new Monthly Food Coma Blog in collaboration with one of Maine’s most experienced Food & Travel Writers, Joe Ricchio.

Joe Ricchio is a Portland, ME based author who specializes in food, drink, and travel. He is the host of the Food Coma Podcast, in addition to freelancing for such publications as Bon Appetit, Vice, Boston Magazine,, First We Feast, and The Guardian. His blog, Food Coma, spawned a string of successful web-series entitled Food Coma TV, The Food Coma Show, and Off The Wagon with Joe Ricchio. Previously he was the Food Editor of Maine Magazine, Down East Magazine, and Decor Maine. His clients for travel writing include The Ritz Carlton, Conde Nast Traveller, Lark Hotel Group, and Villa Europe Luxury Rentals.

Check out September’s Food Coma Guide

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