Eat Stories

Sur Lie

Emil Rivera, chef at Sur Lie, is a self-professed nerd. He needs to know the “why” of everything, from cycling to physics to food science. “I geek out on the science of how things work,” Rivera tells me. “I need … Continue reading

Stone Barn Dinner at Saint Joseph’s College

You might think you’re a world away from a busy college campus, but the Stone Barn is just across the street from Saint Joseph’s College in Standish. The Normandy-style barn, built in 1920, is the centerpiece of the college’s 18-acre … Continue reading

Coda

Now in its second year, Coda has settled nicely into itself. Like the live musicians that perform several nights a week at the restaurant, the restaurant and chef Carter Light have found an easy groove. Light arrived in Maine from … Continue reading

95 Ocean at the Nonantum Resort

The Nonantum Resort is a quintessential waterfront Maine resort, the kind of place families return to year after year, making their reservations for the following summer upon check out. The lobby has a charmingly old-fashioned feel, updated with comfortable furnishings. … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market and Taps

Farmer’s Market and Taps is the kind of place you’re unlikely to stumble upon if you didn’t know about it. Jessica and Brian Nichols of Brian’s in downtown Bethel suggested it to us, and it’s tucked into a small strip … Continue reading

The Burning Tree

The modest building that houses The Burning Tree is a just a few miles from Bar Harbor, leaving the crowded streets of late summer in the rearview mirror. The restaurant is easy to recognize; it’s the place with the brightly … Continue reading

North 43 Bistro

The best things often happen when you least expect them. “Comrades” in the restaurant business, Stephanie Brown and Laura Argitis have been friends for over a decade. Brown, chef and owner of the late, great Seagrass Bistro in Yarmouth, would … Continue reading

Lazzari

When I visited Lazzari last week, I got an excellent pizza, a delicious cocktail, and a history lesson. After hearing raves about the new place on Congress Street in Portland, I was expecting the first two, but I was surprised … Continue reading

BRGR Bar

When the craving for a burger hits, it usually hits pretty hard. You want the full experience, not just a fast-food fix. The idea becomes an obsession in your mind until the plate is set down in front of you, … Continue reading

Maine Wild Blueberry Chefs Challenge

Is there a better time to visit Maine than late July—the start of wild blueberry season? It’s a thrill when we first start seeing the tiny berries at farmers’ markets, alongside the rest of the season’s bounty. Last week, the … Continue reading