Elizabeth Peavey

Elizabeth Peavey

Contributing editor Elizabeth Peavey is the author of Glorious Slow Going: Maine Stories of Art, Adventure and Friendship.

Scales, Portland

Scales

Even before construction started, Scales was one of the most talked about restaurants in town. Everyone wanted to know how two Portland legends, restaurateur Dana Street and chef Sam Hayward, could possibly top their wildly successful prior endeavors

Union Restaurant, Portland

Union

Chef Josh Berry’s vision is to give diners a grand tour of the best Maine has to offer – albeit an exotic detour or two along the way. Read our review of Union.

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Tempo Dulu

The Danforth Inn’s restaurant, Tempo Dulu, features the cuisine of Southeast Asia — Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and predominantly Indonesia. Read our review of Tempo Dulu, including online extras.

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Bao Bao Dumpling House

Chef-owner Cara Stadler had a 10-year plan when she was 16. In 2014 she was named one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs. Here are the “wrapped treasures” we discovered upon dining at Bao Bao Dumpling House.

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Piccolo Restaurant

Don’t let the restaurant’s name (Italian for “small”) or the size of the space (20 seats max) deceive you.