Sammy’s Deluxe

Sammy’s Deluxe had me at corndogs. My companion and I arrive for our reservation at the tail end of happy hour—when these snacks on a stick are offered at the bar—and order two with the excitement of stock traders getting … Continue reading


In the middle of winter, nothing beats a hot cup of coffee and fresh baked goods. With an array of talented bakers using local ingredients, Maine’s bakeries offer treats that will satisfy any craving.

Main Stay, Rockland

We’re driving in from the Camden Hills and a sudden whip of wind creates a midmorning white-gray haze across the road. There’s no line of traffic today on Route 1, now that we’re far from the season of schooners, lobster, … Continue reading

Rockland, Thomaston + Port Clyde

I always think the midcoast is farther away than it is. It’s an hour and a half from my home in Portland—that’s less time than my former New Jersey-to-New York City commute, and the scenery is a whole lot prettier.

Maine’s Semifinalists for the 2016 James Beard Awards

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the Maine dining scene that so many of our own have been named as semifinalists for the prestigious James Beard Awards. Selected from a list of 20,000 online entries from … Continue reading

Midcoast Wellness

To me, wellness is about getting outside and being active, learning from intelligent health professionals, indulging in local wholesome meals, and enjoying the scenery along the way. I am heading to the midcoast, a destination that is becoming a hub … Continue reading