Monday April 21st 2014

Eat/Drink Guides

Patio season: 58 outdoor decks to drink in the sun

Patio season: 58 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:

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.

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.

Maine ski resort dining guide: Where to eat on and near the mountains

Maine ski resort dining guide: Where to eat on and near the mountains
February 19, 2014

On and near Maine’s ski mountains, you’ll find pub grub and local beer, to be sure, but also what may be a surprising variety of food and drink choices.

Valentine’s Day Dining: Love on the menu at these Maine restaurants

Valentine’s Day Dining: Love on the menu at these Maine restaurants
February 09, 2014

Valentine’s Day, celebrated by couples at all stages of romance, is a prime night for dining out. Even the best home cooks may surrender the job to the professionals when it comes to shucking oysters, searing foie gras, or creating elaborate chocolate desserts.

Eventide and 5 other great Portland oyster bars

Eventide and 5 other great Portland oyster bars
February 01, 2014

The Daily Meal just ranked Eventide Oyster Co. the second-best oyster bar in American. But it’s not the only place in town to indulge in the briny treats, what French poet Leon-Paul Fargue famously said was like “kissing the sea on the lips.”

For National Hot Tea Month, where to find a properly brewed cup in Maine

For National Hot Tea Month, where to find a properly brewed cup in Maine
January 11, 2014

January is National Hot Tea Month, appropriately so, since there may be no better time to wrap your cold hands around a hot cuppa’ than in the dead of winter. Here are places where tea drinkers can find it properly brewed.

Not your grandma’s toddies: Six hot drinks for cold Maine nights

Not your grandma’s toddies: Six hot drinks for cold Maine nights
January 05, 2014

On a cold winter night you could warm up in that time-honored Maine way — slugging Allen’s Coffee Brandy straight from the bottle. But if you’d rather sip, Portland bartenders will be happy to mix you up a hot toddy, mulled cider or other winter warmer.

Festive fizz: Bubbly cocktails add sparkle to the holidays in Portland

Festive fizz: Bubbly cocktails add sparkle to the holidays in Portland
December 26, 2013

Sparkling wine adds its festive effervescence to a bevy of cocktails from bars and restaurants in Portland.

Holiday dining guide: Restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Day

Holiday dining guide: Restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Day
December 20, 2013

From haute cuisine to burgers and egg rolls, there’s a Maine restaurant to feed whatever you’re hungry for on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.