Insider Scoop—Ogunquit, Maine: 5 questions with Allyson Cavaretta

My list of Ogunquit must-see/do includes the gorgeous sand beach, of course, as well as strolling the Marginal Way, poking around Perkins Cove, attending...

Beyond farm to table: These Maine farms serve farm-fresh meals and more

Farm-to-table is so yesterday; in Maine, you don’t even have to leave the farm. At these farm-based Maine restaurants, cafés, pizza ovens, most if...

Postcard from Edinburgh: Forsyth’s Tea Room

While gadding about Great Britain by rail (especially easy with a BritRail pass) a few years ago, I stumbled into this delightful tea room,...

The Maine Travel Maven’s Favorite Maine Lobster Shacks

When I eat lobster, I take no prisoners. All that’s identifiable in the carnage left behind are the eyes, antennae, swimmeretes (those feathery appendages...

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...

Savor a tasting dinner with 2017 Beard Best Chefs Northeast

Taste why Mike Wiley & Andrew Taylor, the masterminds behind Portland's Hugo's, Honey Paw, and Eventide Oyster Co., won the 2017 James Beard Award...

Let’s talk Maine lobster: All you need to know about Maine’s lobster shacks, lobster...

Maine is world renowned for its lobster, and you can enjoy it a gazillion ways. Eating it, of course, is the biggie (with so many...
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-related books for reading and giving

Looking for Maine-related books for your wish list and holiday giving? In addition to my Moon Maine, Moon Coastal Maine, and Moon Acadia National...

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...

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...