George Clooney at a party to celebrate 60 years of "The Omega Speedmaster" at the Tate Modern, London, April 26, 2017.

George Clooney’s quest for ‘perfect’ tequila produced multimillion-dollar sale

By Katie Mettler, Washington Post on June 22, 2017, at 11:44 a.m.
George Clooney’s “perfect” tequila — so smooth it doesn’t burn the throat, require lime and salt or, apparently, induce a hangover — was only meant to be consumed by the actor and his friends. It was never meant to become a brand or a company. But almost by accident, it did.

Joshua and Fanny Chamberlain to appear in Bangor on July 28-30

on June 21, 2017, at 1 p.m.
The new entrance to the theater at Frontier includes an event space and new cafe. Owner Michael Gilroy has waited 10 years to expand.

Midcoast restaurant Frontier to expand, add cafe

By Kathleen Pierce on June 21, 2017, at 6:25 a.m.
On the cusp of its 11th year in business, Frontier, the industrial chic restaurant, theater and gallery space on the Androscoggin River, pushes into a new frontier.
With recipes such as multigrain homemade pancake mix, creamy potato and spinach curry and pork and ricotta meatballs, this cookbook gives familiar foods a gourmet spin.

It just got easier to eat more sustainably with this new cookbook

By Sarah Walker Caron on June 20, 2017, at 3:37 p.m.
“I really believe that if you eat a great plate of food, you’re going to want to know how it’s made.”
A lobster roll at Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor.

Lobster rolls have become the cupcake of the sea

By Karen Heller, Washington Post on June 20, 2017, at 11:37 a.m.
Lobster, the emperor of crustaceans, is on a roll — a roll of near-record-high prices.

“Just who do you think you are??” – and best-ever southern pecan pie

on June 20, 2017, at 10:47 a.m.
A perfect, rich, genuine Southern pecan pie recipe that uses no corn syrup, and some easy chatter about “Just who do you think you are?” with one possible approach to finding an answer: the Johari Window.

Rhubarb Muffins

on June 20, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
Jaelin Roberts, 14,  of Bangor makes macarons at her home.  After much experimentation with the process, Roberts started a business last fall selling the sweets. Each little macaron is hand made in small batches by Jaelin with a little help from her mother Joan Roberts.

Bangor teen’s passion for baking macarons turns into business

By Emily Burnham on June 20, 2017, at 8:41 a.m.
“I love Paris. I love French things,” she said. “And I already really loved baking, so I definitely wanted to try macarons. I just started baking them for fun.”
Anne Weinberg of Chase Stream Farm in Monroe smiles next to some of the produce she was selling recently at the new United Farmers Market of Maine in Belfast. Thanks to recently enacted food sovereignty legislation, small producers like Weinberg will have an easier time selling their products locally.

LePage signs food sovereignty law, the first of its kind in the nation

By Julia Bayly on June 20, 2017, at 6:02 a.m.
Supporters of food sovereignty want local food producers to be exempt from state licensing and inspections governing the selling of food as long as the transactions are between the producers and the customers for home consumption.

Augusta’s Public School for “French Scholars” Blighted by Truancy, Sickness, and Child Labor

on June 19, 2017, at 4:45 p.m.

Drums on the Penobscot to bring the Civil War to Bangor July 28-30

on June 14, 2017, at 7:52 a.m.

Easy Confetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

on June 13, 2017, at 3:32 p.m.

Pretty and Pink with a Little Bite: Rhubarb Ginger Jam

on June 13, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
Kevin MacLellan Sr. and his daughter Kate Proctor among the family members who co-own and work at The Wicked Brew Coffee Bar in Bangor.

Bangor’s new artsy, cozy coffee shop Wicked Brew is a true family affair

By Emily Burnham on June 13, 2017, at 8:11 a.m.
It’s the kind of cozy, artsy coffee shop you expect to see in any city — a place where people can gather to hang out, read, write, and leisurely sip a handcrafted beverage.
Mark Gatti of Mark's Hotdogs waits for a customer on Monday morning at the corner of Middle and Exchange Streets in Portland. Gatti opened his cart 34 years ago this week.

How a 34-year-old hot dog cart has survived Portland’s fancy food explosion

By Kathleen Pierce on June 13, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
“The mayor gave me the keys to the city on my 25th anniversary,” says the friendly hot dog vendor. “I think my wife lost them.”

Here is how to win the Portland ME food and drink scene

on June 10, 2017, at 7 a.m.

Ticks and tourists return

on June 08, 2017, at 8:10 p.m.

Eastport editor liked a correspondent’s rah-rah-sis-boom-bah attitude

on June 07, 2017, at 3:49 p.m.

The two-slit experiment – and Bolognese Perfecto!

on June 07, 2017, at 11:12 a.m.
I try to make the famous two-slit experiment in quantum physics simple and accessible. Uh huh. How do you do that when the final results are utter nonsense? Also a terrific, smooth and rich Bolognese sauce – much better than the recipe I posted years ago.

Lovage Garlic Vinaigrette

on June 06, 2017, at 2:21 p.m.