Emily Burnham

Culture Reporter

A bacon Gorgonzola burger crafted at the Blaze in Bangor.

How to make the perfect burger at home, according to Maine chefs

By Emily Burnham on May 16, 2017, at 11:24 a.m.
Grilling season has begun, so we asked several eateries in Maine that are renowned for their burgers for their best tips on making the perfect burger at home.

The Family Dog in Orono changes ownership, retains menu; new owner will sell food trucks

on May 15, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.

Elton John to play two concerts in Maine this fall

on May 11, 2017, at 8:14 a.m.
Jennifer Judd-McGee is an Northeast Harbor-based paper artist cutting intricate designs and scenes into paper.

Knife or pen in hand, MDI artist carves out a career from pieces of paper

By Emily Burnham on May 11, 2017, at 6:15 a.m.
Judd-McGee said she doesn’t start cutting or drawing with any specific idea in mind. She just picks up her knife or pen and begins. “I don’t have a plan. I don’t have a pattern. I don’t think about it. I just start cutting and seeing what happens.”
Lee Russel-Dunn, baker at Fork & Spoon, makes pretzels that utilize some of the spent grain from 2 Feet Brewing on Monday morning.

How Maine breweries are turning byproducts into tasty eats

By Emily Burnham on May 09, 2017, at 10:54 a.m.
From pizza dough to pretzels, dog treats to gourmet burgers, breweries across the state are finding creative ways to utilize the tens of thousands of pounds of spent grain produced across the state every week — well beyond simply feeding livestock.

Orono Brewing Company is on the move

on May 08, 2017, at 11:15 a.m.

There’s another “IT” trailer, and, not surprisingly, it’s just as terrifying as the first one

on May 08, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, May 5-7: I bless the rains down in Aaaaa-fri-caaaa…

on May 04, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.

American Folk Festival announces first five artists for 2017 festival

on May 04, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Ruth Grierson plays the violin at Sips Cafe in Southwest Harbor during a Monday evening open mike session.

At 89, Maine’s ‘ancient fiddler’ proves it’s never too late to try something new

By Emily Burnham on May 04, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
The “Ancient Fiddler” is an affectionate nickname for Ruth Grierson, who at 89-years-old maintains the playing schedule of a musician half her age.

The action-packed first trailer for the new ‘The Dark Tower’ movie is here

on May 03, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.

Alt-rock band Guster to play Thompson’s Point, host Casco Bay cruise and kayak concert expeditions

on May 01, 2017, at 1:11 p.m.
Taste of India remodel

Taste of India in Bangor debuts fresh look, new menu, bar

By Emily Burnham on May 01, 2017, at 10:31 a.m.
Shri Kant said he has seen an uptick in his late night business, with folks starting to come in to take advantage of the bar and the late-night buffet.

Bangor Farmers’ Market weekly outdoor season begins April 30, with some new offerings

on April 28, 2017, at 1:06 p.m.

Eddington-based White Dog Donuts delivers sweet treats to Bangor, Midcoast businesses

on April 28, 2017, at 11:52 a.m.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, April 28-30: A little madness in the spring

on April 27, 2017, at 12:53 p.m.

Watch this James Beard Award-winning short film about Waldo County restaurant The Lost Kitchen

on April 26, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Michelle Damato plays Giulia in Penobscot Theatre Company's production of "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti."

Dinner as theater: New PTC play is part cooking show, part memoir

By Emily Burnham on April 26, 2017, at 8:59 a.m.
Actor Michelle Damato cooks a full meal — antipasto, salad and freshly made spaghetti with meat sauce — over the course of the show, which she serves to eight audience members each night.
Frank Ossinger, 3, of Hermon gets a bag of bulk food at the Natural Living Center while shopping with his mom, Gabby. The Ossinger family has been shopping at The Natural Living Center for more than 20 years. Owned by Bill and Barbara Geiger, the store that opened April 7, 1977, as a kiosk in the Airport Mall, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

They called it a fad, but this Bangor health food store has been thriving for 40 years

By Emily Burnham on April 25, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.
“We talk to people. I think that’s been a big part of why we’ve stayed successful,” Bill Geiger said. “We always listen to our customers.”

Wicked Brew, new coffee shop on Park Street in Bangor, aims to tap John Bapst student market

on April 24, 2017, at 3:18 p.m.