Eat Stories

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.

The Buxton Common

Chef Max Brody and his skillful team serve comfort food and community in a restored landmark

Elda | Biddeford, Maine | Eat Maine | Maine magazine


After making his mark in Utah, chef Bowman Brown brings his thoughtful cooking to Biddeford

A Cheesemaker’s Next Chapter

On her farm in Waldoboro, Allison Lakin uses science, artistry, and methodical care to grow Lakin’s Gorges Cheese

Hunker Down

With a menu of fun, “ski-friendly” food, Sugarloaf’s newest restaurant drops in for its second season