The White Cap Grille, the restaurant that’s taking over the old Sebago Brewing space at 164 Middle St., will open in mid- to late June, according to owner Michael Mastronardi. The chef will be Tim Eaton. The menu at the restaurant, which is undergoing renovations, will include Bangs Island mussels, New England clam chowder, build-your-own burgers and daily fish specials.

15 Exchange Bistro has changed its name to 15 Exchange Grille.

Cobblestones, a new soup-and-sandwich spot, has opened at 15 Monument Square, the space formerly occupied by Henry VIII.

Ginkgo Blue, a new bar owned by Jeff and Cheryl Buerhaus of Walter’s, is now open at 455 Fore St.

The Exchange Street Cafe, serving Italian food, has opened at 7 Exchange St.

Dwight and Maggi Blue will open a new high-end chocolate shop in Camden on June 25 called Chocolatier Blue. The shop is named for Blue’s brother, Chris Blue, who opened the original Chocolatier Blue in Berkeley, Calif., after getting a degree from the French Pastry School in Chicago. There are now other Chocolatier Blue locations in Mill Valley, Calif., and Lincoln, Neb., owned and operated by other Blue siblings. The chocolates, all hand-made by Chris Blue, will be shipped from California to the Maine store, which will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 12 Bayview St. Check out the chocolates at

The Edge Restaurant in Lincolnville has a new executive chef and a redesigned menu. Jan Whittle was raised in England and classically trained in Michelin-rated restaurants abroad. As a member of the Royal Navy, he has cooked for Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family.

Dean Bingham is best known locally as a truffle maker and owner of Dean’s Sweets on Middle Street in Portland. But he is also an architect, and his design for Grace Restaurant in Portland has earned him a nomination for the 2011 Restaurant Design Awards sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter. The winners will be announced June 24 in Los Angeles.

Maine author Greg Marley’s “Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms” has tied for the Jane Grigson Award, one of the cookbook awards given by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Marley’s book tied with “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets” by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio.

The Cape Farm Alliance has created a searchable online map showing the location of farms, what they produce and information about when the farms are open to the public. View the map by visiting and clicking on Find Farms & Local Food.

Love the Portland Farmers Market? Vote for it in the annual “America’s Favorite Farmers Markets” contest sponsored by the American Farmland Trust. The winning market will be featured on and receive prizes. You can cast your vote at