A few decades ago, Mainers seeking a respite from winter could find it in places like Sing's Polynesian Restaurant and Waikiki Lounge or the Hu Ke Lau. They may be gone, but in Portland, you can still get a Dr. Funk cocktail and share a Scorpion Bowl, thanks to bartenders with a love for tiki culture.
Considering all that desserts and cocktails have done for us, it's about time we gave them a celebration to call their own (besides, desserts are frankly tired of playing second fiddle to those first come, always first-served appetizers). The Signature Event rounds up some of Maine's best cocktails and desserts and celebrates those master cocktail shakers and dessert makers who bake, blend, and create the fare we love the most.
Whether it's shaped like a letter or poured over with real maple syrup and piled with fruit, pancakes are THE morning comfort food. And most folks have a favorite. So let us celebrate the pancake. Let us give it its due. Let us raise it high - and then eat it.
Easy Day had a soft opening Feb 26, and by the looks of things this weekend, word is out. (The grand opening is March 12.) The space isn't recognizable from its previous iterations (you may have been in Events on Broadway and Beale Street Barbecue). It's bright, lively, and open from front to back. Best of all: Huge windows looking out over Portland Harbor and the Portland skyline.
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.