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  • Five places to dine down on the farm in Maine this summer

    From casual dinners on picnic tables under the stars to elegant evenings in historic barns, Maine offers a variety of places to enjoy fresh-from-the-field food in a bucolic setting. Read on

  • Take it outside: 58 outdoor decks and patios to drink in the sun

    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: Read on

  • Lobster shack season: 21 authentic places to eat Maine seafood

    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. Read on

  • Way more than a bar and restaurant, Frontier in Brunswick is a creative gathering place

    Frontier has been a fixture in Brunswick for the better part of the last decade – with an independent movie theater that can seat 85, a beautiful dining room that overlooks the Androscoggin River, music and events, and rotating local art. Read on

  • The Muthah Truckah food truck in Portland serves incredible sandwiches (the Lola is a bacon-jam hit!)

    Dionne has been making the Lola, and other creative sandwiches with feminine names, in her Muthah Truckah food truck since last October. She said the names come from a variety of places, including some from songs. Read on

  • It’s like ‘happy hour all the time’ at Hella Good Tacos in Portland (don’t miss Taco Tuesday!)

    Open until 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Hella Good is also a place to find great craft beer, both local drafts and some of the Bankheads' favorite California brews. The atmosphere is fun and funky, with quick service and a unique neighborhood feel. Read on

  • Go ahead and splurge on the decadent brunches at newly opened The Sinful Kitchen in Portland

    Even the side orders are interesting, signaling that this is not your usual brunch place. You can get a side of that delicious pulled pork, or maybe some lamb bacon or Spam. Read on

  • Sour meets salt in ancient Gose: Try Rising Tide’s and Barreled Souls’ refreshing sour beers

    If you've been avoiding sour beers or if you've never had a beer made with salt, the Gose is your ticket into a thirst-quenching flavor parade that will take your summer beer experience to the next level. Read on

  • Fish, more fish and even more fish from Boston to Portland

    Sometimes it takes a trip out of town to dine in another city to appreciate the goodness of our restaurants in Portland and throughout Maine. Read on

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