Maine reasons to shop Freeport beyond Bean’s

Next time you shop the L.L. Bean Mothership and the satellite national outlets in Freeport, seek out the Maine-owned  shops amidst them. Unlike many...

Hungry? Check out some of latest Maine fave food finds, part 1: Kennebunk-Rockport

Over the past few months, I’ve nibbled and sipped from Kittery to Fort Kent, Calais to Fryeburg, while researching the upcoming 2017 edition of...

Good, fast, cheap eats along Maine’s Route 1

Foodie poohbahs lavish attention on Maine’s hot chefs and farm-to-table restaurants, but few dish on the off-the-publicity-grid, non-chain, fastish-food, take-out and grab-and-go joints. When I’m...
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...

Kudos to Maine’s 2016 James Beard Award semi-finalists

The James Beard Awards have released the semi-finalists for the 2016 restaurant and chef awards, and once again, Maine is well represented. Here's where...

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...

Nibbles & Bites: Changes at K’bunk’s White Barn Inn & new restaurants from Portland’s...

Three of Maine's best-known chefs are making chess moves: Chef Jonathan Cartwright is leaving Maine's only five-star/diamond restaurant, the White Barn Inn, as of...

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...

Southwest Harbor restaurants play muscial chairs, and old favorites return

But of course! As soon as the new edition of Moon Acadia National Park is on the printing press, the changes begin rolling in,...

The Muffin Recipes Revealed: A Maine innkeeper tells all and shares recipes

I'm always on the lookout for inexpensive accommodations that I can recommend, especially along the Maine Coast and even more especially within easy reach...

Food finds on Acadia’s Quiet Side: Lobster, lobster rolls, popovers, cookies, and pie

The majority of visitors to Mount Desert Island say on the west side, congregating in Bar Harbor and the sights along the Park Loop...

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...

Slab opens: Sicilian street food in Portland, Maine

I've been a fan of Stephen Lanzalotta's baking and Mediterranean fare since I first wandered into Sophia's years ago. Enough that I bought...

What’s new foodwise for 2014 on Maine’s Blue Hill/Deer Isle peninsula

One of the many things I love about Maine's Blue Hill/Deer Isle Peninsula is that change comes slowly here. I know that the water-colored...

New Moon Maine & updates from Down East, Maine

The new, 2014, edition of Moon Maine is barely off the press, and already I have a few updates for you from Down East,...