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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

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 … Continue reading

LB Kitchen | Portland, Maine | Eat Maine | The Maine Magazine

LB Kitchen

LB Kitchen is like a ray of sunshine: bright, cheerful, serene, and nourishing. The light pours through the big windows on a recent morning visit, illuminating the table where I sit chatting with co-owner Bryna Gootkind. I’m sipping on a … Continue reading

The Brunswick Inn | Eat Maine | The Maine Magazine

The Brunswick Inn

Eileen Hornor is a consummate host. The owner of the Brunswick Inn warmly greets me on a chilly spring day, and I know we’ll hit it off. While rain splatters the tall windows, we settle comfortably into the living room. … Continue reading

The Purple House

For nearly three hours, I stood by Krista Kern Desjarlais in the tiny prep area of the Purple House. I watched as she artfully arranged figs and berries atop pâte sucrée for galettes. I snapped photos as she piled slices … Continue reading

Van Lloyd’s Bistro

Van Lloyd’s Bistro is funky, fun, and eccentric. Every bit of decor was salvaged, scrounged, or constructed, including church pew benches from the former St. Patrick’s church in Lewiston, hanging lights made from old Victrola horns, and a big arch … Continue reading