Food

 

Good eats from all over: The BDN’s picks for best Maine food in 2016

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 26, 2016, at 9:48 a.m.
After a year’s worth of fabulous sit-down dinners, quick but delicious lunches, seaside seafood feasts and leisurely brunches, we’ve managed to narrow down the best food we’ve eaten in Maine in 2016.
Mainers planning to cash in on pot’s legalization by infusing food with cannabis fret that their dreams may go up in smoke. But even as they fret, they are pushing toward production of made-in-Maine pot goodies.

Visions of legal made-in-Maine pot brownies dance in their heads

By Kathleen Pierce on Dec. 26, 2016, at 7:25 a.m.
Mainers planning to cash in on pot’s legalization by infusing food with cannabis fret that their dreams may go up in smoke. But even as they fret, they are pushing toward production of made-in-Maine pot goodies.
WHAT'S BREWING IN MAINE

Don’t steal the glasses: brewery etiquette at Christmas and all year round

on Dec. 23, 2016, at 3:07 p.m.
PETER PETER PORTLAND EATER AT BDN

The Great Lost Bear – Lying and tires led me to The Great Lost Bear. Oh my!

on Dec. 22, 2016, at 8:40 p.m.

Lobsters on a roll nationwide despite price hike

By Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg on Dec. 21, 2016, at 3:10 p.m.
“Every day someone else is offering a lobster roll … It’s an affordable luxury.”
MAINE AT WAR

We fight “because one should love his country the best of all”

on Dec. 21, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
Cinnamon roll cookies get their cream cheese icing.

Cinnamon roll cookies just perfect for Santa

By Kathy Morrison, The Sacramento Bee (TNS) on Dec. 20, 2016, at 1:43 p.m.
Who doesn’t love a bit of cinnamon at the holidays?
MAINE COURSE

Cranberry Honey Baked Brie

on Dec. 20, 2016, at 1:26 p.m.
TASTE BUDS

Cardamom and Sweet Memories in a Loaf of Finnish Nissua for Christmas

on Dec. 20, 2016, at 8:28 a.m.
Patrons eating at Chase's Family Restaurant in Bangor Thursday.

Chase’s Family Restaurant really is a family affair

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 19, 2016, at 1 p.m.
“There really aren’t a lot of other family-style restaurants left around here. We’re one of the last ones.”
THE (207) FOODIE

The Winter Warm Up

on Dec. 19, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE

Maine, eh? Are we Canadian yet? and a Christmas memory

on Dec. 17, 2016, at 11:10 a.m.
Is Maine secession a possibility? As in, joining Canada? Fun to play with the idea… also a collective child’s memory of Christmas from the 1950s… (repost)
GLUTEN FREE ME

The Problem With Restaurants Offering “Gluten Free” Options

on Dec. 15, 2016, at 10:04 p.m.
PETER PETER PORTLAND EATER AT BDN

Boda – Thai me up

on Dec. 15, 2016, at 8:40 p.m.
MAINE MORSELS

Yes, it’s cold–but you don’t have to be

on Dec. 15, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.

A whipped cream shortage is looming, just in time for peak holiday pie

By Ben Guarino, Washington Post on Dec. 15, 2016, at 7:58 a.m.
In the meantime, you may wish to fire up that mixer.
Messan Jordan Benissan prepares sweet potatoes, cooked in traditional Togolese fashion, for a community dinner at Patricia Stauble Antiques in Wiscasset on Dec. 8.

Professor from Togo hopes to open West African restaurant in Wiscasset

By Abigail Adams on Dec. 14, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
Messan Jordan Benissan is currently working on securing a space to launch a restaurant that will feature the rich texture and unique flavor of Togolese cuisine — food that developed through a fusion of cultural influences, and which made the small West African nation stand out as a tourist attraction,
MAINE AT WAR

“You will guard this river by standing in it”

on Dec. 14, 2016, at 12:58 p.m.
Head brewer Cory Ricker pours a beer at 2 Feet Brewing Co. in Bangor.

Feel like breweries are everywhere in Maine? You’re not crazy

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 14, 2016, at 9:07 a.m.
Since 1991, the number of federally licensed breweries in Maine has jumped 3,200 percent.
THE PARTIAL OBSERVER

We regret to inform you…Part III.

on Dec. 13, 2016, at 6:55 p.m.