Claw Down kicks off Restaurant week

The Claw Down is a new event sponsored by the Boothbay Region Chamber of Commerce.

Join local restaurants (visit the Chamber website to purchase tickets) as their chefs vie for an award winning "Lobster Bite" in a blind judging competition with industry renowned judges including:

  • Meredith Goad, Portland Press Herald food writer "Soup to Nuts" column
  • Dane Somers, Executive Director of the Maine Lobster Promotion Council
  • Kelly Patrick Farrin, 2010 Maine Lobster Chef of the Year, Sous Chef at Primo's restaurant, Rockland.


  • 94.9 WHOM's Mike Rovin, on-air evening host will join Lynn Archer, (a.k.a. The Queen of Clubs), owner of the Brass Compass Cafe, Archer's on the Pier, Rockland, Maine and winner of the "Lobster Dekkah" challenge on the Food Network Show: Throwdown with Bobby Flay to co-host the First Annual Boothbay Harbor Region Claw Down.

People's Choice Award - Cast your vote for your favorite "Lobster Bite." All participants will check-in at the registration table to receive their People's Choice ballot for voting on the best lobster bite.

Sample Lobster Bites from our participating restaurants and enjoy wines from Central Distributors and M.S. Walker.