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...
Authentic Somalian and Morocan flavors come out of the tiny kitchen at Fez, in Portland, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo.

Fez, Portland’s new Somalian-Moroccan Restaurant dishes out authentic flavors

On a lark, I had lunch at Fez, Portland, Maine's, new Somalian-Moroccan Restaurant on Washington Avenue. Loved it! That's the short story, now let...

New restaurants and Reny’s planned for Portland in 2011

Recession? What recession? Every time I think Portland's reached the restaurant saturation mark, a new wave of openings is announced. A couple of weeks...

What to see and do in Quebec City: My top 10 list, plus where...

Since I live in Maine, I tend to consider Quebec City as my backyard. This 400+ year old walled city is Paris without jetlag,...

A Cold River night at Walter’s

I love the new Walter's, and I'm not alone. When I met a friend there on a Wednesday evening in early May, I didn't...

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...

Jammin’

For years I've driven right by Colleen's Jams and Jellies, and for years I've been telling myself I really should stop. Finally did, and...

Peak bagger

I thought I could do it. I thought I could make it through a winter a Sugarloaf without a Bag Burger. Yeah, right. At least...

Lose the crowds

We visited Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park yesterday, meeting friends at the Jordan Pond House for lunch (the salad with apples and cranberries...

Nibbles and bites in South Portland, Maine: Taco Trio and Scratch Baking Co.

Psst: Seeking Maine's best bagels? Hankering for a taste of the Southwest? Mosey over the Casco Bay Bridge to South Portland (SoPo, if you're...

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...

San Francisco shortie

A quick report on my whirlwind (flew out Monday, returned Wednesday) trip to San Francisco last week (my first time back in this great...

Portland pig out

My foodie friend E visited Portland for a quick overnight, and I made it my mission to cover as many Portland food highlights as...

Quick bites in the Forest City

Breakfast: Aurora Provisions. I've always liked this Pine Street combo cafe/market. It's a friendly spot and obviously a West End neighborhood fave. Lots of...

Grazing through Portland: Evangeline

Earlier this week, I enjoyed a $30 three-course fixed menu (available only on Monday night) at Evangeline. Easy to understand why Chef Eric...