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The Mountain Room

There are two kinds of skiers. There are those who want to be at the lifts as soon as they open, already having eaten a banana and gulped down a cup of coffee in the parking lot. They ski hard, … Continue reading

Sonny’s | Portland, Maine | Eat Maine | Maine Magazine

Sonny’s

Sitting at the bar just before happy hour, Sonny’s new bar manager, Adam Sousa, is trying to explain the science behind milk punch to me. What sounds like an after-school snack for third graders is actually a potent and tasty … Continue reading

Black Dinah Chocolatiers

I’ll admit to having a Willy Wonka-type fantasy before visiting Black Dinah Chocolatiers. Would there be a river of chocolate? A glass elevator? No, neither is at Black Dinah (although a faucet that drips chocolate was pretty close), but I … Continue reading

Chef Summit at Sunday River

As Maine magazine’s food editor, I have the good fortune to taste a lot of fantastic food and attend some fun events. The Chef Summit, held at Sunday River for the second year, is one of my favorites. It’s great … Continue reading

Woodhull Public House

After a week recovering from the flu with a steady diet of tea and toast, what I needed was some fun. And pho. Fortunately, both were readily available at Woodhull Public House, the latest addition to Yarmouth’s evolving dining scene. … Continue reading

Foulmouthed Brewing | Eat Maine | Maine Magazine

Foulmouthed Brewing

Craig Dilger is a beer geek, in the truest and kindest sense of the word. He looks the part, in brown work overalls with safety glasses tucked into the pocket, black-framed glasses, and full beard. “I’ve always been interested in … Continue reading

DaVinci's Eatery | Lewiston | Eat Maine | Maine Magazine

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 … Continue reading

Salt Pine Social

“Salt is for the sea, pine is for the land, and social is the community,” Daphne Comaskey explains to me as we sit at the bar of the recently opened restaurant in Bath she owns with her husband, Paul, and … Continue reading

Owl and Elm | Yarmouth | Eat Maine | Maine Magazine

Owl & Elm

Not long after I wrote an October 2016 Maine magazine story about the dining scene in Yarmouth, the town welcomed another restaurant into the fold. Owl and Elm opened in September in the heart of the village, right next to … Continue reading

Cliff House

Lean in a little closer. I want to give you a wonderful tip to help you through the Maine winter. Cliff House, recently renovated from top to bottom, is fantastic in the cold. I hesitate to use the hospitality label … Continue reading