Maine chefs and restaurants well represented among 2012 James Beard semi-finalists

The James Beard Foundation has announced the semi-finalists for its 2012 James Beard awards. Maine chefs and restaurants in the running are, by category: Best...

Feast on these: Maine’s best food festivals & events

Hungry for a taste of the real Maine?  Here's a tasting portion of some of Maine's best food-centric festivals and events. January • Pies on Parade,...

Pies on Parade: Don’t miss this annual Rockland, Maine, feast

Pies on Parade veterans know that the best way to enjoy this annual feeding frenzy and get to their favorite spots for pies of...
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...

Celebrity Chef cooking weekends at the White Barn Inn

This spring, the White Barn Inn, in Kennebunk, is offering guests the opportunity to share the kitchen with celebrity chefs from the Top Chef...
Chefs Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier on the oceanfront deck of MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. ©Hilary Nangle

Let’s eat: Talking food with Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier

Chefs Mark Gaier & Clark Frasier, of MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, discuss food trends, dish about local favorites, dish and chefs to watch...
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...

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...

This and that: News, notes, & events from around Maine

Choo choo! Model railroads and free admission Train fans take note: The Maine State Museum, in Augusta,  is celebrating model railroads Dec. 7 and 8....
Chef Bryan Dame prepares fresh and local fare, served in the ocean view dining room at the Tides Beach Club, overlooking Goose Rocks Beach, in Kennebunkport, Maine. Tom Nangle photo.

Nibbles and bites: Grazing through Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine

Recently, I spent a few days in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine, and I made an effort to visit a few of the newer places...

Two new barbeque joints open in Maine

My apologies; I've been neglecting this site as I've been trying to visit every nook and cranny of Maine for a new edition of...

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...

Road Food: Did somebody say doughnuts?

Oh yum, here's a find! Jeremy Towne, a.k.a the Towne Fryer. This spring, Towne relocated from Machias to Whiting, where he keeps his doughnut...

Rockland’s Pies on Parade is a must-eat event

With nine stops and 18 pies checked off the list, my friends and I hit the wall. We weren’t even midway through Rockland’s annual...

Nibbles and Bites from around Maine

Here's some tasty news from around the state. Craving fried clams? Lusting for waffles? Both Bob's Clam Hut and Mountain Waffles are coming to Sugarloaf...