A must-attend for Maine foodies

Ready for a delicious evening? A dozen of Maine's top chefs, including 2009 James Beard Best Chef in the Northeast winner Rob Evans, of...
Seek out Caiola's in Portland for creative and well prepared Mediterranean fare. Hilary Nangle photo.

Nibbles and bites in Greater Portland, Maine: Local 188, Caiola’s, and the Inn by...

I'm traveling along the Maine Coast this summer researching a new edition of Moon Coastal Maine. I'll be posting updates every now and then...

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...

Cape Elizabeth’s Inn by the Sea successfully launches homeless dog adoption program

Well that didn't take long! The first dog in the new foster-to-adoption  program at the uber-dog-friendly Inn By the Sea, in Cape Elizabeth, came...

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...
New England Outdoor Center offers moose-spotting tours in the region near Baxter State Park, Maine. Hilary Nangle photo

Out & about: new, noteworthy, deals, exhibits, and events in Maine

Sun's shining,  birds are singing, grass needs mowing, and Maine is open for the summer. Here's a round-up of news, upcoming events, and interesting...

Restaurant Week addendum

If you didn't get out for Restaurant Week Maine or didn't get to every restaurant you wanted to try, the good times and wallet-friendly...

Havana’s coming to Portland

I came across this news while doing the final fact check for the new edition of my Moon Coastal Maine guidebook. Havana, one of...
The Capt. Lord Mansion is a grand bed and breakfast, with captain-sized rooms in Kennebunkport, Maine. Courtesy photo

Deal Alert: Maine inns offer seasonal packages at special rates

If you think November isn't a good time to visit Maine, think again: Sure, the weather can be a bit iffy, but special events...

Foodie news: Beard semifinalist nominees released; Maine chefs in the running

Maine chefs are no strangers to the James Beard Foundation's annual awards, and the 2010 semifinalists include both familiar faces and new entries to...

Ho, ho, ho, it’s magic: Magic of Christmas in Maine

Tickets for the Portland Symphony Orchestra's annual holiday extravaganza, the Magic of Christmas, always go quickly, so act quickly if you want to score...

Dean’s at it again

Lucky me, I got to taste one of DeansSweets dark chocolate salt caramels (also available without salt, but really, why?). Oh my, they're good!...

Two chefs team for Haiti relief

Okay, foodies, here's an interesting duo. Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich, of Sea Glass Restaurant at Inn by the Sea, and Chef Larry Mathew  Jr., of...

Bacon truffles?

I took my friend Kayt Sukel, a Germany-based freelance writer covering travel and food (She travels with her son Chet and contributes to TravelSavvyMom,...

Ferry fares…

...are going up. No surprise there, given the increase in fuel prices. Both the Maine State Ferry Service and Casco Bay Lines have announced...