Thursday April 17th 2014

Eat/Drink stories

Two new books spotlight Maine’s food scene

Two new books spotlight Maine’s food scene

April 16, 2014

Authors of the From Away and The Blueberry Files blogs are now published authors. Their books, coming out next month, spotlight the fabulous diversity of food and drink in Maine.

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:

Did prohibition start because of a monkey fight in Maine?

Did prohibition start because of a monkey fight in Maine?

April 14, 2014

Neal Dow rallied against alcohol and got Maine to pass the first prohibition statute. But 40 years before that, Neal Dow was 7 years old and hanging out by a barber shop of Fore Street in Portland...

Lobster shack season: 20 authentic places to eat Maine seafood

Lobster shack season: 20 authentic places to eat Maine seafood

April 09, 2014

A quintessential sign that the long Maine winter has finally come to an end is the reemergence of lobster shacks, to the delight of locals and visitors alike.

From Lola to Lolita: Restaurateurs make a fresh start on Munjoy Hill

From Lola to Lolita: Restaurateurs make a fresh start on Munjoy Hill

April 08, 2014

Guy and Stella Hernandez, together with their partner, Neil Reiter, share the vision for their new restaurant Lolita, opening mid-May on Munjoy Hill.

MOOMobile coming to an outdoor venue near you

MOOMobile coming to an outdoor venue near you

April 07, 2014

New food truck will offer shakes, "ice cream creations" and other dairy treats made with Maine's Own Organic Milk.

Tickets on sale now for Chopped Challenge 2014

Tickets on sale now for Chopped Challenge 2014

April 04, 2014

Tickets are on sale and going fast for the second-annual Chopped Challenge on May 4, a benefit for Cooking Matters Maine. Four local top chefs will compete in a fast-paced live cooking competition based on Food Network's "Chopped."

Cara Stadler of Tao Yuan is a Food & Wine Best New Chef, 2014

Cara Stadler of Tao Yuan is a Food & Wine Best New Chef, 2014

April 01, 2014

Congratulations to Cara Stadler, one of Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chefs 2014.

Maine’s best beer bars: 10 great places to drink local

Maine’s best beer bars: 10 great places to drink local

March 30, 2014

The 35-tap Ebenezer's Pub in Lovell got a shout-out in Travel & Leisure's latest round-up of "America's Best Beer Bars." The pub is certainly deserving of the praise, but so are other Maine beer bars.

Ale women on the rise: Brewer Shonee Strickland breaks new Maine ground

Ale women on the rise: Brewer Shonee Strickland breaks new Maine ground

March 26, 2014

When Shonee Strickland opens her yet-unnamed brewery in Biddeford this summer, she will be the first woman to be both brewer and brewery owner in Maine. She's part of a small sorority that's growing slowly but steadily nationwide, thanks to the rapidly increasing interest in craft beer.