March 15

Harraseeket Inn Dinner Series, Spanish Wine Dinner, 6 p.m. Enjoy five courses, including Artichoke Strudel, Fennel and Citrus Salad with Lobster, Halibut, Paella, and Le Treche Mousse Cake with Spanish wines from South Portland Wine Company; 162 Main St., Freeport, 865-9377, $80/person, reservations required.

March 16

The Brunswick Inn, St. Paddy’s Dinner, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Chef Lindsey Seibel promises some lively takes on traditional corned beef and cabbage with choices for each of the three courses. Plus live fiddling. Great value; 165 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-4914, reservations recommended, $38/person.

Bow Street Market, Bell’s Brewery Craft Beer Tasting, 3-5:30 p.m., 79 Bow St., 865-6631, free.

March 17

Tao Yuan Restaurant, Gastronomic tour of Shandong, 4-8 p.m. Special menu filled with traditional regional dishes. This dinner continues a gastronomic tour of China, which runs through May 26; 22 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-9002, reservations highly recommended.

Bath Brewing Company, St. Patrick’s Day specials, beginning at 3 p.m., 141 Front St., Bath, 560-3389.

Byrnes Irish Pub, Irish Breakfast, 10 a.m., Irish Singalong with Bitter Brew, 5 p.m.; 16 Station Ave., Brunswick, 729-9400, 38 Centre St., Bath, 443-6776.

King Eider’s Pub, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, all day; 12 Elm St., Damariscotta, 563-6008.

March 22

Harraseeket Inn, Dinner Series Asian Dinner, 6 p.m. Enjoy five courses including Crispy Egg Roll, Crunchy Vegetable Salad, Haddock with Thai Hot Sauce, Pork Katsu and Coconut Rice Pudding. Beverages are priced separately; 162 Main St., Freeport, 865-9377, $55/person, reservations required.

Craft Brews Bring the Luck O’ the Irish, Black Pug Brewing, O’Girby’s Irish Stout, 30 Bath Road, Brunswick, 272-5356.

Food and Beer

Flight Deck Brewing, food served full time from Cook’s Lobster House, 11 Atlantic Ave., Brunswick, 504-5133

Maine Beer Company, wood-fired pizza, 525 US Route One, Freeport, 221-5711

Brickyard Hollow Brewing Company, full pub menu, 236 Main St., Yarmouth, 847-0411

The Brunswick Inn is serving a St. Paddy’s Day dinner on March 16.

Sande Updegraph lives in Brunswick and is a longtime food writer. She can be reached at [email protected]

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