Monthly Archives: April 2014

Live from L.L. Bean

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Might feel like November, but leave it to L.L. Bean to get us dreaming of the great outdoors again. This time summer, music and lawn chairs. The company’s Summer in the Park series was just announced and is reason enough to brave Route 1 traffic come July. Staring on the 4th, Toad The Wet Sprocket […]

Metal man tweets from Old Port

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This summer, we’ll see many photos like this in our social media streams. But they will likely be of kids with drippy ice cream cones, not metal gods like Sebastian Bach. Before the former Skid Row singer took the stage at the Asylum in Portland Sunday night, he tweeted “Bach In Portland Maine! Tonight! The Asylum! […]

Dining at the crossroads

  Will Congress Square become the new Monument Square? One restaurateur thinks so. Tom Bard of Zapoteca is banking that the corner of High and Congress streets will soon capture the city’s heartbeat. This month he is finalizing the lease for Toroso, the new Spanish joint he is opening with his chef/wife Shannon Bard in […]

Maine rockets up the locavore ranks

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Eating local has become more righteous than organic. After all, what’s so great about an organic tomato if it swooped in on a cloud of costly exhaust from the left coast? When it comes to noshing nearby, Maine practically invented the concept of eating within your zip code. To prove it, the Pine Tree State […]

New drinks on the block

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The gentrification of Congress Street lurches forward with the opening of The Bearded Lady’s Jewel Box this June. Mixologist around town Nathaniel Meiklejohn is renting and rehabbing the former Meg Perry Center into a focused emporium of spirits. He gets the nod for most creative name of the year. Time will tell if his drinks […]