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The Thistle Inn

“Everyone has a story about the Thistle Inn,” says co-owner Dick Reid. That’s no surprise for a place that’s been in business as a locals’ favorite for over 50 years. The Greek Revival-style inn was originally a sea captain’s home, … Continue reading

Pool Lobster

There’s no shortage of seaside lobster shacks in Maine, but Pool Lobster is much more than that. The store/restaurant serves as a gathering spot for the Biddeford Pool summer people, all day long from Memorial Day until Labor Day. The … Continue reading

Nina June | Rockport, Maine | Eat Maine | The Maine Magazine

Nina June

When we arrive at Nina June, chef/owner Sara Jenkins is making one of the three types of pasta that will be served at dinner that night. She feeds green dough through the machine, thinning it with each pass. Each sheet, … Continue reading

Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

As I sit down with Andrew Chadwick, we realize we are both celebrating anniversaries. Two years ago, I came here to Sea Glass to write my first blog post for Eat Maine. One year ago, he arrived at Inn by … Continue reading

Northern Union

When I visit Northern Union to meet owners Matt and Lauren Wickert, it is one of the first warm days of spring. They have the windows open, and as we sit to talk, Lauren asks, “Would you like a glass … Continue reading

Standard Gastropub

In Italy and other parts of Europe, it’s not unusual to find a restaurant attached to a service station. In fact, while not gourmet, some surprisingly excellent meals can be found at these roadside stops. William Holmes was aware of … Continue reading

Baharat

On the corner of Anderson and Fox Streets in East Bayside, in full view of a spectacular mosaic installed on a building across the street and just a stone’s throw from Rising Tide Brewing Company, is Baharat. It suits the … Continue reading

The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn

In the late 1890s Burleigh S. Thompson built a Federal-style home on the Kennebunk River. One can easily imagine the pride this coffee and tea merchant felt in his grand home that boasted four open fireplaces, a library, and elegant, … Continue reading

Kennebunkport Festival 2017

Despite Monday evening being cool and damp, the atmosphere at On the Marsh Bistro was warm and welcoming for the kickoff of the Kennebunkport Festival. Named Gratitude, this cocktail party is a thank you to festival sponsors, hosts, and volunteers. … Continue reading

Eve’s at the Garden

Possibly the best-kept secret in Portland, Eve’s at the Garden’s brick courtyard is an oasis. Even in early spring before everything is in bloom, it’s easy to see the signs of a lush, lovely garden. An arbor of grapevines, ready … Continue reading