Food

Salt Water Farm, Rockport Maine, Down East Magazine

Hard Opening

Last year, 170 new restaurants opened in Maine. Statistically, more than a quarter of them won’t make it through their first year. This is the story of one that did — restaurateur Annemarie Ahearn’s ambitious Salt Water Farm — and of what it took to get there: bruised egos, broken friendships, and tough lessons about what Mainers want.

Ultimate Maine Thanksgiving, Recipes, Down East Magazine

The Ultimate Maine Thanksgiving Feast

Every family has their own Thanksgiving dinner traditions, but some common elements, like turkey, sweet potatoes, and a whole lot of butter, unite us all in mouthwatering anticipation. Larry Matthews, chef/owner of the iconic Back Bay Grill in Portland, likes to keep things simple and delicious, with dishes that allow for easy adjustment to accommodate a potentially increased guest list.

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Linguine with Clam Sauce

Linguine with Clam Sauce Serves 4 to 6 hungry people By Joyce M. Campobello Island, New Brunswick One freshly dug bucket of clams, shucked and…

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The Menu

The concept for new Portland eatery The Honey Paw is summed up in just three words: non-denominational noodle bar. It’s a shrine to the slurp-able, twirl-able, soul-soothing dishes you’ll find in every culture’s cuisine, from Japanese ramen to Italian bigoli.