People line up to purchase bread from Barak Olins' Zu Bakery. hilary Nangle photo.

Barak Olins’ Zu Bread gives meaning to life

Barak Olins is passionate about bread. Every Friday, he handcrafts 200 loaves, using traditional French bread-making methods and certified organic ingredients, including whole grains...
Chef Timothy Labonte aims to make Eve's at the Garden one of Portland's best restaurants. Hilary Nangle photo.

5 Questions & a recipe: Chef Timothy Labonte, Eve’s at the Garden, Portland Harbor...

In May 2012, Executive Chef Timothy Labonte joined Eve’s at the Garden in the Portland Harbor Hotel. The Maine native is thrilled to be...
Maine's Farm-to-table movement is celebrated at the Harraseeket Inn's evolving Maine Harvest restaurant. courtesy photo.

Freeport’s Harraseeket Inn will showcase farm to table in Maine Harvest restaurant

In a state where nearly every restaurant features farm-to-table fare, Freeport's Harraseeket Inn is elevating the message. Chip Gray, innkeeper of Freeport's Harraseeket Inn,...

An Only-from-Maine gift: The Umbrella Cover Museum Uncovered & Exposed

Shopping for that perfect gift that says only in Maine? Since 1996, founder, director, and curator Nancy 3. Hoffman (the 3 is no typo,...

Craving fried fish? Check out these Maine fish shacks

Maine is renowned for its lobster shacks, but its fried fish joints are equally tasty finds. At these 10 coastal gems—a mix of sit-down...
19th-century quilts are part of the exhibit "Keeping Warm" at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport. Museum photo.

Museum musings: Penobscot Marine, PMA, and Farnsworth

Enlighten the dark days of winter with a visit to one of Maine's museums. The summer crowds are gone, but the shows go on...

Grab your skis or snowboard and head to Portland…really!

If you can't get to the mountain, than Ski Maine will bring the mountain to you—at least if you live in Greater Portland. Payson...

Taste of the Nation menu

If you're planning on attending the Maine Taste of the Nation event, you better snag tix quickly. I posted details previously, but here's the...

What’s on view at Maine’s art museums in summer 2013

Maine is a magnet for artists, so it should come as no surprise that is has excellent art museums that pull out the stops...

Free chocolate? Say yes to Dean’s Sweets

Here's a sweet offer: A free hand-dipped, dark chocolate truffle from Dean'sSweets. Dean's is attempting to brighten up the tax season. Here's the deal: Visit...

Share our Strength Portland a foodie must

Eat well and support a fine cause at Portland's 2010 Taste of the Nation event on June 27, 4:30-8 p.m., at the Ocean Gateway...

Celebrate spring with a Maine fiddlehead recipe from Chef Kaldrovich, of the Sea Glass...

I asked Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich, of the Sea Glass dining room at the Inn by the Sea, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, to share a...

Bourdain in Maine 3

Best story on Bourdain's Maine tour I've seen yet is in today's Bangor News. It details his visit to a baked bean suppah in...

Tasty tidbit: Back Bay Grill hires pastry chef

I always think of Portland's Back Bay Grill as kind of a sleeper. It's among the city's best restaurants and arguably its top fine-dining...

A baker’s dozen Maine learning vacations: Combine vacation with learning a new skill

Want to add some value to your Maine vacation dollar? Instead of simply lazing away a summer holiday, plan a learning vacation. Conquer nature-deficit...