For nearly three hours, I stood by Krista Kern Desjarlais in the tiny prep area of the Purple House. I watched as she artfully arranged figs and berries atop pâte sucrée for galettes. I snapped photos as she piled slices … Continue reading
Van Lloyd’s Bistro is funky, fun, and eccentric. Every bit of decor was salvaged, scrounged, or constructed, including church pew benches from the former St. Patrick’s church in Lewiston, hanging lights made from old Victrola horns, and a big arch … Continue reading
“Don’t you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” Your parents and doctor were right: breakfast is a can’t-miss meal. Breakfast offers health benefits, but more importantly, Maine breakfasts are varied and delicious. Thanks to an … Continue reading
There could be no better place than the Good Shepard Food Bank’s own warehouse in Auburn to hold this very special event. Planners dressed up the industrial space, turning it into a fun venue with elegant touches. Two wide aisles … Continue reading
Washington Avenue in Portland’s East End has seen a dining and beverage boom over the past couple of years. There’s barbecue, a wine bar, juicery, gin distillery, brewery, plus the old guard, Silly’s and Tu Casa. Two months ago Izakaya … Continue reading
In this image, my daughter and her friends are about to jump into the water from a dock on Isle au Haut. Every summer we are lucky enough to spend several weeks on this tiny, quiet island. It is the perfect place for … Continue reading
An expanding culinary scene, hundreds of acres of city-owned forest near downtown, and an outdoor concert venue drawing big-name acts during the summer months make the Queen City a worthwhile weekend excursion.
Famous for incredible beaches and lighthouses, these postcard-worthy communities just south of Portland also offer exciting, high-quality culinary and shopping destinations.
My beer education began with an illicit Colt 45 in someone’s dimly lit basement when I was in high school. It continued around a keg in college, where the object was not to sip and appreciate, but to drink as much as possible … Continue reading
Sarah Madeira Day and Wesley Day have transformed a historic Cumberland Foreside house into a bright, happy home for their young family. All it took was months of work, some hard-learned know-how, and buckets of elbow grease.