What’s Thanksgiving Without Pie? Baker Sara Ettinger of Aurora Provisions, a gourmet market, café, and caterer in Portland’s West End neighborhood, offers her versions of two holiday classics.
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.
We set out to explore the radical breadth of styles and flavors that makes Maine’s cider boomlet so much fun. Our search was fruitful.
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.
After lying dormant for nearly a century, Maine’s hard cider industry is ripe for a comeback.
Mexican on the coast. Cupcakes on the farm. Relish on the roadside. Brûlée in the bike lane. The 2015 Best of Maine Editors’ Choice winners for “Food and Drink.”
Maine’s breweries churn out some of the nations tastiest and most inventive brews. Here’s a round of Maine beers with ingredients that might surprise you.
At home in Freedom, chef Erin French of The Lost Kitchen is rebuilding a restaurant — and a life.
Presenting our 31 favorite Maine restaurants to have opened in the last two years. Hope you’re hungry.
62 places to eat your way through Maine’s hottest dining trends.
60 years after Helen and Scott Nearing came to live “the good life,” Brooksville is sprouting farms and a fertile food culture.
The Fox Hill General Store in Wesley serves good food with a heaping helping of hospitality in the Down East woods.