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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

Playful + Practical

The year was 1999, and Kate Mathison was walking along Portland’s Eastern Promenade when she saw a vintage VW bus. She began nosing around the vehicle. “I was trying to figure out who owned it so I could get my angle … Continue reading

Izakaya Minato

Washington Avenue in Portland’s East End has seen a dining and beverage boom over the past couple of years. There’s barbecue, a wine bar, juicery, gin distillery, brewery, plus the old guard, Silly’s and Tu Casa. Two months ago Izakaya … Continue reading

Outdoor Connector

In 1992, as a restive college student with a yen for international travel, Kerry Gallivan secured an internship with an organization called SatelLife. Gallivan’s task was to travel to Zimbabwe and establish communications between remote ground stations and an orbiting satellite in order to access … Continue reading

Trattoria Fanny

David Levi’s new venture is an homage to his nonna, Fanny (pronounced Fah-nee) Leoni of Milan. She was married to Dino Levi, whose family stretches back centuries in Venice. The couple and their three young children escaped from Mussolini’s Italy … Continue reading

Ri Ra

Executive chef Kevin Soucy has St. Patrick’s Day at Ri Ra down to a science. He leaves his home on Peak’s Island to arrive at the Irish pub at 8 p.m. on the night before the big day. He spends … Continue reading

Dance Classes

With an eclectic mix of courses that run the gamut from quirky to classic and everywhere in between, local dance studios offer Mainers of all ages and abilities the chance to get lost in the rhythm.

Seafood for Thought

The Gulf of Maine, a diverse watershed stretching from Cape Cod to the southern tip of Nova Scotia, has historically been one of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Its famously plentiful codfish sustained early settlers—the Pilgrims survived one winter … Continue reading