Blog Archive 2008
If you grew up in Yarmouth, as I did, Handy Andy’s (actually called Andy’s Handy Store) was most likely your favorite shop in town. An ice cream store in the summer with tons of penny candy to hold you over for winter, this store has been on the corner of Main Street and East Elm since 1935.
The space next door has not inspired that kind of longevity. At least not yet. But that might change with its latest inhabitant: the very satisfying Deer Run Tavern (365 Main St, 207-846-9555,
Photographs by Jennifer Baum
November can be a depressing time in Maine. The cold settles in for its long winter stay. The sun seems to retreat in surrender. And, of course, restaurants start shuttering their doors for winter hibernation.
It is a perfect time for a new place to dine. The owners of The Black Bull in Rockland have obliged with a year-round spot complete with good food, good prices, and a magnificent view.
Think you know everything there is to know about Maine food? Test your knowledge on DownEast.com’s newest online contest. The prize is dinner for two at Evangeline on New Year’s Eve.
Thanksgiving inspiration from Kathy Gunst.
Reviews of Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Hotel and Massimo’s in Bangor.
How to make a big chocolate moose.
Photo by Jennifer Baum
Harvest on the Harbor, a three-day food festival with seminars, tastings, cooking demonstrations, and much more kicks off today (October 23) in Portland. For a complete schedule of events, and to purchase tickets, click here.
In preparation for the festivities, I chatted briefly with Portland’s own celebrity mixologist John
Maine’s own Kate’s Homemade Butter, made in Old Orchard since 1981, just won a very important prize in the world of dairy. At the 2008 World Dairy Expo Championships in Wisconsin, Kate’s received first prize in the category of unsalted butter according to this article on the Boston Globe’s
That man up there? He’s the Oyster Czar. Translation: He’s in charge of all-things oysters at the Pemaquid Oyster Festival in Damariscotta this Sunday.
From noon to dusk, head to the Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina on Main Street in downtown Damariscotta to sample some of the 15,000 oysters that will be shucked and served fresh on the half shell, broiled, stewed, and baked as Oysters Rockefeller.
Thanks to the Czar, cocktail sauce has been shunned at this year's festival.
The October issue of Down East magazine has lots of food stuff, including:
Things are bustling at Beth’s Farm stand in Warren, pictured to the right. Perhaps more Mainers should visit this vegetable and fruit haven, since apparently we’re the fattest people in New England. But more and more of us are using food stamps to consume that
There are only a few days left — and I don’t mean of summer. I mean that there are only a few days left to taste some of the best fried scallops you’ll ever eat and you can enjoy them in one of the prettiest locations on the coast of Maine.
Anna’s Water’s Edge (75 Black's Landing Road, Sebasco Estates, Phippsburg, 207-389-1803, www.thewatersedgerestaurant.com) is an out-of-the-way, knock-your-socks-off