48 Hours in Lewiston + Auburn

Proudly preserving Maine’s industrial heritage, the twin cities look to the future with lively, varied offerings in food, drink, and the arts.

The Green Ladle

There’s just a half hour before the doors open at the Green Ladle’s Open House, an annual event to showcase this Lewis-ton culinary arts program. In the parking lot, senior Noah Leclair is tending a smoker filled with pork ribs

Forage Market

I am not a morning person, so when Forage Market’s owner, Allen Smith, invited me to watch bagels being made at 6:30 a.m., I hesitated. But one of life’s culinary joys is a bagel hot out of the oven, so

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DaVinci’s Eatery

The Bates Mill is an integral part of Lewiston’s history. Built in 1850, it was Maine’s largest employer at one point, using the Androscoggin River for power to manufacture textiles. Thousands of immigrants came from Canada and Europe to work

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Lewiston + Auburn

The twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn straddle the Androscoggin River, which for decades powered mills along the shore. Some of the mills have now been redeveloped, with restaurants and other businesses occupying the expansive industrial space, while a walking path connects


The small brick building in the heart of Lewiston’s mill district is easy to miss if you’re not watching for it. But listen for the music and look for the sunny patio, where there might be a barbecue in full


When a restaurant calls itself a French bistro, certain things come to mind, like a black-and-white tiled floor, brass lighting, and chintz curtains. However, at Fuel in Lewiston the cliché is far from reality and the place is all the