Monthly Archives: January 2016

Thought leaders converge at Sunday River for food summit

Like Davos, where wealthy world beaters convene to determine global agendas for the coming year, Sunday River’s inaugural Chef Summit brings together restaurateurs, food producers, distributors and farmers from across Maine and beyond to lay out new tracks for growth. This weekend’s agenda includes creating year-round demand for foodie tourism, increasing demand for new markets, brand […]

Six Maine companies receive Good Food Awards

Which Maine companies are creating “vibrant, delicious, sustainable local food economies”? According to the Good Food Awards announced Friday night in San Francisco: Rising Tide, Black Dinah, Bixby & Co., Turtle Rock Farm, Gold Star Honeybees and Posto Bello Apiaries we salute you! In a pool of 1,927 entrants, these artisans rose to the top. “We are so proud […]

The best sandwich in Portland: Why you should give a cluck

  Lobster rolls have their place. And burgers are hard to dispute. But it’s a new year and new food season in Maine’s tastiest city. Along Portland’s growing gustatory ghetto, Washington Ave., the crispy chicken sandwich at months-old Roustabout rules the roost. Available at lunch or brunch, it’s a two-handed brioche-wrapped challenge. Arriving, as all signature […]

From Yeast Bayside to Thompson’s Point: Portland breweries rock the new year

If breweries were bands, Lone Pine is The Kings of Leon. An alternative that “starts underground, experiences organic growth while maintaining its artistic integrity,” said John Paul. In one month (give or take a few setlist changes) Paul and partner Tom Madden are set to rock Portland’s brewstream. The friends, who grew up in Saco, and had […]