Food

 
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.
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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.”
PETER PETER PORTLAND EATER AT BDN

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

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

Ticks and tourists return

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

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

on June 07, 2017, at 3:49 p.m.
JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE

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.
MAINE COURSE

Lovage Garlic Vinaigrette

on June 06, 2017, at 2:21 p.m.
The exterior of the Islesford Dock Restaurant in Islesford on Little Cranberry Island.

Six Maine restaurants you can only get to by boat

By Emily Burnham on June 06, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
If you’re looking for a grand adventure while you’re island hopping, drop into one of these six restaurants, cafes and eateries that are only accessible by boat.
TASTE BUDS

Pork Chops with Prunes, Onion, and (Homemade) Balsamic Vinegar

on June 06, 2017, at 8:09 a.m.
PETER PETER PORTLAND EATER AT BDN

Mediterranean restaurant gets better with every visit

on June 03, 2017, at 7 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
Wiggly Bridge Distillery spirits age in oak barrels beneath a barn on Route 1 in York.

How Trump’s tax reform push could make American liquor great again

By Tom Acitelli, The Washington Post on June 02, 2017, at 6 a.m.
It’s not so much drunk talk. Just look at what happened with craft beer.
JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE

Sen. Pres. Thibodeau to Maine RCV Voters: Drop Dead (with June 1 UPDATE)

on May 31, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.
Sen. Michael Thibodeau has single-handedly dealt a mortal blow to Ranked Choice Voting. Yes, he’s Senate President and a Republican, but does that entitle him to obstruct the will of the people? Uh uh.
MAINE AT WAR

The 20th Maine lads on Death Row

on May 31, 2017, at 9:12 a.m.
POLL QUESTION
Abby Freethy, the owner of Northwoods Gourmet Girl in Greenville, in the food truck that will be operating in Brewer.

Greater Bangor’s growing food truck scene expands to nine eateries in the area

By Emily Burnham on May 30, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
The food truck scene in greater Bangor has exploded in recent years.
MAINE COURSE

Rhubarb White Chocolate Muffins

on May 30, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
TASTE BUDS

Chicken with Shallots: Another Way with Popular Poultry

on May 30, 2017, at 9:37 a.m.
JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE

Nigerian wings! And a reconsideration of “trailer trash”

on May 30, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
Delicious and tasty chicken wings with Nigerian spices! And some thoughts on the derogatory term “trailer trash,” and people we’ve known who defy the stereotype. (They’re also in three of my four novels as significant characters).
POLL QUESTION
Fiddleheads are popping up on menus around the state this spring. At The Grand Isle General Store they are the topping on the cafe's newest pizza offering.

Fried, sauteed, in eggs or on a pizza: It’s fiddlehead season in Maine

By Julia Bayly on May 29, 2017, at 10:01 a.m.
The wild edible green can be sauteed, deep fried and so much more.
PARLEZ-VOUS AMERICAN?

Why a Young Man Should Serve

on May 28, 2017, at 6:16 p.m.
JOURNEYS OVER A HOT STOVE

Hey Maine voters – you’re about to get the shaft

on May 27, 2017, at 8:51 a.m.
The fate of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) almost certainly will be determined this week by the state legislature, and it’s not looking good. At least not for the 53% of you who voted for it last November.