March 2016

Solo Bistro

Will and Pia Neilson have owned Solo Bistro for 11 years. Pia’s previous design experience is evident in the restaurant decor from the colorful seating and blond wood tables set with geometric white plates to the graphic rugs and art

Alisson’s Restaurant

Alisson’s is most definitely a family affair. For years, it’s been the popular choice for family dining in Kennebunkport, a place you could most certainly feel comfortable bringing the kids. But it’s also a family business, now being run by

The Oyster Lady

Abigail Carroll grows Nonesuch Oysters and a new life for herself in Maine. Rivers and ocean collide at Pine Point in Scarborough, forming jigsaw-puzzle pieces of land that change shape with the tide. Seafood restaurants and houses rise up from the grassy

Old Vines

When Old Vines was put up for sale a year and a half ago patrons panicked. The future of this favorite spot in the heart of Lower Village looked uncertain until Rick Taranto and Jon Ellms stepped in. “When the

Maine’s Semifinalists for the 2016 James Beard Awards

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the Maine dining scene that so many of our own have been named as semifinalists for the prestigious James Beard Awards. Selected from a list of 20,000 online entries from


Historic brick buildings, a working waterfront, and award-winning restaurants: the first time I visited Portland I wanted to be able to call this city home, and now I feel lucky that I do. On this “staycation,” my husband, Sam, and