Thursday April 17th 2014

The List

Patio season: 57 outdoor decks to drink in the sun

Patio season: 57 outdoor decks to drink in the sun
April 14, 2014

Feel that? It’s called the sun. It’s nice, isn’t it? Take advantage of the rays and warm weather and have your drink outside on one of the sweet decks at these Maine bars and restaurants, because cocktails always taste better outside:

27 wonderful ways to stay warm this winter. Wow!

27 wonderful ways to stay warm this winter. Wow!
March 02, 2014

Fire. It’s a classic way to warm up. And so…pretty…to stare at… So if you’re going to be roaming about in Maine this winter, it’s not a bad idea to know where the local heat sources are. In fact, there are a load of ways to beat the chill around here.

The List: 5 winter driving words of advice

The List: 5 winter driving words of advice
January 03, 2014

Mother Nature must get bored in the winter. This means she has to find new ways to entertain herself. Based on observation, she really likes dumping a boat-load of snow onto the roads and watching the wee people slide around in their cars, smashing into each other and careening into ditches. And while we can’t stop Mother Nature, we can prepare ourselves for the wintry slip ‘n slide.

5 ways to weather the storm (unless we don’t! Wait, what?!?)

5 ways to weather the storm (unless we don’t! Wait, what?!?)
January 02, 2014

A French Toast Alerts System might prove handy here in Maine, too. Or a Ryan’s Irish Cream Alert System. Both are swell on a snow day. But weather forecasters are helpful to listen to, too. And they’re projecting quite the storm for Friday into Saturday. Events are being canceled. Driving anxiety is beginning to build. And people are starting to despair. I mean, it’s a storm! What are we gonna do!?!?

Love snow like you did when you were little: 16 photos of kids playing in Maine snow

Love snow like you did when you were little: 16 photos of kids playing in Maine snow
December 15, 2013

Snow. It’s a hassle for adults (the shoveling, the sliding, the spinning out into ditches). But it’s nothing but joy for the youngins. These photos of kids reveling in a Maine winter remind us: Snow is in the eye of the beholder. We grownups once reveled in it, too. And maybe these kids can show us how to revel in it again.

Bodacious Bloodies: Hot Brunch Cocktails With Something More

Bodacious Bloodies: Hot Brunch Cocktails With Something More
October 15, 2013

So now we know (sort of) where the drink came from. As to where it’s gone in 90-plus years, you only have to peruse local cocktail menus for modern Bloodies made with proprietary tomato juice-based concoctions and garnished with everything from barbecued ribs to tofu cubes. For your holiday weekend drinking pleasure, we rounded up a few noteworthy examples.

25 of Maine’s most beautiful places

25 of Maine’s most beautiful places
August 28, 2013

Maine’s a beaut. Ain’t no doubt about it. She’s smart, too, and has quite the personality, but we can’t help stopping to stare at her rocky coast, cascading falls, and miles of mountaintops. No matter where you go in this state, there’s something unique to gawk at, but we’ve culled together a list of some of the finest spots to get an eyefull of Maine.

Summer gin: 7 wonderfully refreshing cocktails to drink in Portland

Summer gin: 7 wonderfully refreshing cocktails to drink in Portland
July 25, 2013

Crisp, dry and refreshing, a gin and tonic is the quintessential summer cocktail – and not just for your grandparents’ generation. A growing number of craft distillers – four of them right here in Maine – are making gins that range from bold and brash to citrusy and smooth. At restaurants and bars in Portland, local gins and those from away are the stars of summer cocktail menus. No madras shorts or yacht club membership required to enjoy these seasonal libations

25 can’t-miss summer events in Maine

25 can’t-miss summer events in Maine
July 01, 2013

“There’s nothing to do around here” might fly elsewhere, but we’re talking about summertime in Maine. There’s a trap-ton of ways to spend your day, from clam festivals and paddle races to and pig roasts, Moxie chugging, and a wine lesson aboard a sailboat. What we’ve rounded up are some of summer’s highlights – things we think you shouldn’t miss if you’ve got a choice in the matter. Because this is Maine. Do stuff.