Cure what ales you with Maine Beer Week

Celebrate Maine craft brewing at Maine Beer Week, Nov. 10-17. The week-long brew-ha-ha features beer dinners, pairings, tastings, tours, meet-the-brewer nights, and more, all...

The Maine Coast Chocolate Trail: A chocoholic’s guide

Maine has an official art museum trail, a maritime heritage trail, an architecture trail, even a garden and landscape trail. It doesn't have a...

10 ways to escape the heat in Maine

We're looking at a few days of scorching heat, at least by Maine standards. Keep that in mind: It IS worse elsewhere. And many...

Plan Ahead: News from around Maine about special events, deals, meals, lodging, & more

If you're thinking about or planning a visit to Maine, here are a few choice events to keep in mind as you finalize your...
Brandied orange, mocha latte, and Maine potato chip are all chocolate bar flavors from Dean'sSweets, in Portland. Courtesy photo

Dean’sSweets & Fox Family Potato Chips: New chocolate bars marry two of Maine’s best

Chocolate-maker Dean Bingham, of Dean'sSweets, has found inspiration in the bar—the chocolate bar. The Portland, Maine, chocolatier has introduced three chocolate bars to his...

Maine Restaurant Returns to add some pizzazz to your March

Despite the snow and frigid temps, my winter hibernation is over. I'm swinging back into Maine Travel Maven mode with a reminder about Maine Restaurant...

Sunday River adds dining at The Peak series

Sunday River, in Newry, Maine, is launching a series of specialty Dining at the Peak dinners for 2012. These Saturday night events include guest...
Support the Humane Society of Knox County and Eat for Pete's Sake at restaurants in the greater Camden-Rockland, Maine, region.

Eat out for Pete’s Sake and support the Humane Society at these restaurants in...

Need a reason to dine out in the Camden-Rockland region? Support the Humane Society of Knox County and Eat for Pete's Sake on Thursday,...

Maine lodging deals and news you can use

Planning a trip to Maine? Here are some lodging deals and news worth considering before you book. Most deals are subject to availability. I've...
Fresh seafood plus Grindstone Neck of MAine smoked seafood products are served at Fisherman's Inn REstaurant. Courtesy photo

Fisherman’s Inn Restaurant in Winter Harbor, Maine, shares recipes for Thai-style mussels and finnan...

Restaurants come and go in Winter Harbor, Maine, but Carl and Kathy Johnson's Fisherman's Inn Restaurant has stood the test of time, serving fresh...

Cheap airfare, free skiing, enticing dinners, and other news and notes from around Maine

Everybody loves a deal, and I've got quite a few for you. Book today: TOO LATE, YOU MISSED IT, SORRY. $49 airfare from New York,...

Report from Down East: What’s new, changed, closed

Every summer, I swing through Down East, Maine, en route to and home from the Grand Lake Stream Folk Arts Festival, held on the...

Savoring art, antiques, and the art of breakfast at Portland’s Pomegranate Inn

Every morning, when I see the Pomegrante Inn's feed on Facebook, I start drooling. Innkeeper Dana Moos authored The Art of Breakfast, which I...
Craving tortierre or pot en pot or raisin pie? Check out Bouchard Family FArms new French-Acadian Cookbook.

Bouchard Family Farms preserves Maine’s French-Acadian traditional fare with new cookbook: Try these recipes,...

Ployes! Pot en Pot! Tortierre! Creton! Raisin Pie! If you've ever had the good fortune to travel in Maine's St. John Valley, you're likely...
Never miss an opportunity for Maine-made ice cream. ©hilary nangle

Craving fresh, Maine-made ice cream? Here’s where to find it statewide

I scream, you scream for Maine-made ice cream Years ago, when I edited a specialty food publication, the president of one large out-of-state gourmet ice...