Street and Co.

Butter, garlic, basil, fresh clams and pasta. It doesn’t take a lot of ingredients to make a dish with staying power. The clams in white sauce with linguine at Street and Co. has been on their menu since the restaurant … Continue reading


First, let’s set the record straight: It’s pronounced “pa-cha-reeno.” Extra points if you can say it in a charming Italian accent as Fabiana de Savino does. The name comes from an Italian expression and roughly translates to “the food that … Continue reading

"If You Buy Something Right, Sell it Right."

How Renys Discount Department Store Has Thrived for 65 Years Maine culture is defined by such rock-solid values as thrift, practicality, resourcefulness, hard work, and individualism, sometimes bordering on eccentricity. A sampling of Maine culture is on full display, and … Continue reading

Maine’s New Passion Projects

A couple of weeks before the reopening of the Danforth, a boutique inn in Portland’s West End, the first-floor rooms were filled with people at work. Dining room tables became makeshift desks and people sat at them hunched over laptops … Continue reading


Chef Kevin Quiet has seen quite a few changes in the world since he opened the doors to Ribollita in 1996. His simple 40-seat trattoria, with its menu inspired by both his time spent cooking and eating in the old … Continue reading