Food

Beer

A Whole Other Kettle

Maine’s whirligig beer scene left D.L. Geary Brewing Company behind. Now, New England’s oldest craft brewery is under new ownership, releasing new beers, and taking a new approach to brewing. Can it attract new drinkers?

Swig of the Month

Swig of the Month

To make Blueberry Dream soda taste like blueberries, Green Bee owner Chris Kinkade uses, well, real blueberries, eschewing the concentrates and vague “natural flavorings” in big-brand bevs.

Hardshore_Distilling_Company

Swig of the Month

For a winter belly warmer, Hardshore barkeep Travis Gauvin makes what he calls the Pear Necessities.

Musette - Maine scallops with butternut puree, orange reduction, fennel, arugula, and crispy sage.

Musette

“I wanted to transition into cooking food that isn’t fussy, and to create an environment for my team that centers around enjoyment, rather than feeling like punishment.” — Chef Jonathan Cartwright. Read more from our visit.

Cong Tu Bot, Portland, Maine - An aromatic bowl of chicken pho.

Cong Tu Bot

Vien Dobui and Jessica Sheahan have been hosting Asian noodle pop-ups in Portland since 2013, so they had a good idea of what would resonate with local diners when they opened Cong Tu Bot with partner Joe Zohn on the East End.