Eat Stories

Christian Hayes

The former rock front man and his wife prepare to open their first restaurant, the Garrison, in the same Yarmouth mill as their successful catering company.

Rockland‘s Culinary Maverick

With dishes like his Fabulous Bowl of Meat, chef Kerry Altiero keeps Cafe Miranda on the front burner

Sailor’s Choice

At Coveside Restaurant and Marina in Christmas Cove, it’s all hands-on deck for the Dark ’n’ Stormy

The Best Lobster Rolls in Portland

The best way to prepare a lobster roll is wholly subjective and highly disputed. (Only mayo? A touch of butter? Steamed or grilled buns?) But no matter how you prefer it, Portland has the perfect lobster roll for you. The … Continue reading

The Best Places to Eat and Drink Outside

Plenty of Portland restaurants have outdoor dining areas, but some are true retreats, complete with fairy lights, umbrellas, fire pits, and bubbling fountains. ‘Tis the season for sun-kissed days and balmy summer nights on our favor- ite outdoor patios. Timber … Continue reading

Drifters Wife

Building on their combined experience, knowledge, and intuition, Peter and Orenda Hale and chef Ben Jackson create a deeply personal yet broadly loved Portland restaurant.

Thistle Pig

Five years in, the South Berwick restaurant is where Jen Fecteau and Ben Hasty hang their hats, and their hearts

Sammy’s Deluxe

Chef Sam Richman does comfort food his way, with serious skill, simple surroundings, and a sense of humor.