Hunker Down

Jason Lorning doesn’t do a lot of sitting still. In the past eight years, the Culinary Institute of America–trained chef and Yarmouth native has opened seven restaurants in Maine. Each has been a different concept, but they share the focus … Continue reading

Matterhorn Ski Bar

If I were asked to describe a quintessential American ski bar, my mind would immediately jump to the Matterhorn in Newry. Just off the Sunday River access road, the chocolate brown, chalet-like building with jaunty red trim stands out against … Continue reading

Long Grain

In early August, Bon Appetit magazine named Portland the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year. It’s a big accolade for Maine’s largest city, which is small by national standards. But, as Mainers and food writers from well beyond the state … Continue reading

A Maine Export Returns Home

On a hot July afternoon at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, cousins Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis stand on a sharply sloped boulder at the water’s edge, arms outstretched and wide smiles on their faces. Veterans of many television … Continue reading

Meet You at the Pub

In Britain, the local pub is a no- fuss, come-as-you-are institution where seeing familiar faces is as important as the food and drink. Usually located in charming old buildings and sporting cheeky names like the Mucky Duck and the Nag’s … Continue reading

Growing Community

Walkers Maine in Cape Neddick has a homey feel. Chef Justin Walker tends the wood-fired hearth, feeding it kindling from a pile outside the back door. Baker Matt Jauck, also known as Powder, is in the kitchen preparing the evening’s … Continue reading

Rising Star

On the upper reaches of Congress Street, one of Portland’s newest restaurants has in just seven months become one of its hottest dining destinations. Quietly stylish, with serious talent in the kitchen, Bolster, Snow, and Co. is making its mark … Continue reading