Raven’s Nest, a new restaurant run by prominent Maine chef Rich Hanson, has opened in Winter Harbor. The full-scale restaurant is housed in the Schoodic Peninsula Visitors Center in the heart of this seaside town.
One of the area’s best fine dining offerings is in the historic Pilgrim’s Inn tucked on the shore of Northwest Harbor in Deer Isle overlooking the Camden Hills.
Chef Arturo Montes, who wound up in Maine by way of Chicago and Mexico’s Zacatecas state, has been pleasing Mainers’ taste buds for 20 years.
A boatyard is not often a starting place for a career as a restaurateur, but it was for Joe Perry Jr.
John Wight likes to play with his food. And that’s a good thing. Wight is the new executive chef at the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor. When he says he enjoys playing with food, he means he likes to be innovative and a little adventurous. The opportunity for that was limited at Jordan Pond House,…
Local restaurateur Michael Boland spends part of every year in the village of San Cristobal de las Casas, a large town in the central highlands of the Mexican state of Chiapas. He and his family brought some of what they love about Chiapas home to Maine when they opened Choco-Latte, a coffee and chocolate café,…
It’s possible you’ve heard of a pub crawl — in which a thirsty group of adults hops from bar to bar, generally imbibing beers or cocktails at each stop. Chances are slim to none, though, that you’ve heard of a restaurant crawl. The stomach just isn’t elastic enough to make such a concept seem pleasant,…
Matt McPherson has come a long way since his first job in a restaurant kitchen at the age of 15. Back then, he was just a kid in the right place at the right time to get behind the line. Now, McPherson is in charge of one of Bar Harbor’s top dining destinations. Years of…
Don’t let a fear of being poisoned get in the way of trying lacto-fermented food.
If you’re in Castine and want a quick bite to eat, stop by The Breeze at Castine Variety at No. 3 Main St. Chef Snow Logan, who ran The Breeze, a seasonal lunch place formerly located on the Castine town dock, has reopened her takeout as part of Castine Variety.
In her ‘spare’ time, The Bud Connection florist Barbara Courchesne often can be found making needhams from scratch in her Trenton farmhouse’s canning room.
Marilyn Cleveland is the creator behind the Marilyn’s Jam Session product line. Her jams, jellies and sauces are sold at the weekly Brooklin and Searsport farmers markets. Her husband is pianist Scott Cleveland and the business’s name is a nod to the jazz musician, who helps tend the farmers market stand.
Brother Donald Paul is one of three friars in residence at the Franciscan Brothers of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Orland.
On foggy or rainy days, treat guests and neighbors to a batch of hot-buttered rum.
At Seal Cove Farm, Barbara Brooks has been producing fine cheeses from her large goat herd for approaching 40 years.
When Annette and Stan Neleski bought Eastbrook Variety, the couple sought a signature item that would distinguish their northern Hancock County store (539 Eastbrook Road, Eastbrook, 565-0981).