February 2013

New England Distilling, Portland

In 1851 Maine became the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages. Under Portland’s Mayor Neal Dow—the “Father of Prohibition”—the Maine law was passed through Legislation, and many states followed suit. Fast forward 162 years. Portland, … Continue reading

Jack Perkins

Posted on February 26, 2013 By Joe Hebert Jack and Mary Jo Perkins left Los Angeles for Bar Harbor at the height of his Emmy-winning career. There, they found a new home in the form of their cabin, affectionately called Moosewood. … Continue reading

Togue Brawn

Posted on February 18, 2013 Edited by Sophie Nelson Togue Brawn has been working with seafood in a variety of capacities for over 20 years. From selling lobster rolls and clam cakes out of a cart on Commercial Street to … Continue reading

The White Barn Inn, Kennebunk

The White Barn Inn is one of the most special places to dine in Maine. Elegant and expensive, it’s a destination spot for weddings, anniversaries, and milestone birthdays. As much as I love food and wine, I’m embarrassed to admit … Continue reading

Alan Spear

Q+A-March 2013 By Sophie Nelson Photograph by Greta Tucker   NAME: Alan Spear AGE: 51 OCCUPATION: owner of Coffee By Design When Alan Spear and his wife Mary Allen Lindemann started Coffee By Design 18 years ago, they were front-runners in the … Continue reading

The Science of Sweet

One of the most fascinating things about the modern restaurant kitchen is the average savory chef’s complete aversion to the art of pastry. It is as if that particular vocation is the culinary equivalent of learning a difficult foreign language, … Continue reading

Guided by Stars

FEATURE-March 2013 By Jaed Coffin Photographs by Fred Field Fishing for Bluefin Tuna during the Final Days of the Quota.   It was early October. For the last 11 hours, we had been anchored 15 miles off the coast of … Continue reading

David Buchanan

PROFILE-March 2013 By Sarah Braunstein Photographs by Matt Cosby David Buchanan’s Quest to Bring Forgotten Foods to Our Tables   A word of advice: If you ever happen to receive an invitation to eat dinner at David Buchanan and Karla … Continue reading

Life in Motion

WELLNESS-March 2013 By Sophie Nelson Photographs by Nicole Wolf Nancy Etnier of Portland Pilates Brings Strength of Body and Mind to Maine Nancy Etnier first encountered Pilates as a dance student at SUNY Purchase. She took mat classes taught by … Continue reading