Joe Ricchio

Joe Ricchio

Joe Ricchio is Down East’s food editor.

Garden Street Bowl

Bowled Over

Strike the crusty nacho cheese, shriveled hot dogs, and skunky beers. A few Maine alleys have a new recipe for success, wowing bowlers with chefy chow and crafty drinks.

Matt Haskell

Juggling Act

Five restaurants, a brewery . . . and an eco-resort in Belize? How Matt Haskell, son of Bangor, started out scrubbing pots and wound up a restaurant mogul.

Highroller Lobster

Is This a Lobster Roll?

“People sometimes get upset that we’d ever do such a thing to a lobster roll,” Highroller Lobster owner Andy Gerry says.