Breakfast Cook-Off starts Maine Restaurant Week

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Sea Dog Brewing kicked off Maine Restaurant Week Friday with the Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off. Competing restaurants cooked their best breakfast dish and ticket buyers tasted and then voted for their favorites.

PHOTOS: Breakfast Cook-Off

Just before 9 a.m., Maine Restuarant Week announced the winners. The second runner-up, or third place, was East Ender. Coming in second for the runner-up position was a big surprise – Lisa Kostopoulos of The Good Table fell back from her first place crown of five years.

The winner was Chef Tim Labonte of Eve’s at the Garden. This is his first year competing at the Cook-Off and will now return next year to defend his new title.

"It’s sold out every year. It was born on the idea of putting the spotlight on a different time of the day for restaurants," said Jim Britt, who is one of the Maine Restaurant Week organizers. 

All ticket proceeds go to Preble Street.