Maine’s Best Lobster Roll: 2018 Edition

best maine lobster rollThe challenge in finding the best Maine lobster rolls is less a quest and more a happy tap dance to food trucks, lobster shacks, and some of the best restaurants anywhere to sample the most delicious lobster in the world. Whether heading ‘upta camp’ or ‘goin’ down east way,’ Maine and lobster are synonymous. More lobster is caught in Maine than anywhere else in the country. There’s nary a restaurant menu without it. Quite arguably, it’s the defining cuisine of the Pine Tree State (along with the wild blueberry and the Aroostook County potato). Lobster is big business—hundreds of millions of dollars worth—and a way of life. In the spirit of healthy competition, subjective as it is, it also provides us with our annual search for the best Maine lobster rolls, summer 2018 edition. You will enjoy the visiting at any of the following 5 establishments … and the lobster even more! (more…)

Maine: A Foodie Vacation Paradise!

Oysters on iceThese days, with the rise of gastro-tourism, people are experiencing culinary journeys to places far and near. With it, foodie vacations are on the rise. That bodes well for Maine. The ‘Pine Tree State’ has long been known as “Vacationland’ for its natural beauty. Glacier-carved lakes, rolling mountains, deep forests, and a majestic, rugged coastline have drawn visitors for generations. Now you can add to that list what Mainers already know. People everywhere are fast discovering the state as a culinary destination—a veritable foodie vacation paradise. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie vacationer or a vacationer in search of foodie experiences, here are five culinary destinations to help in planning an itinerary as you weave your way down east. Bon appétit, and enjoy your culinary adventure! (more…)

5 Maine Restaurants with Stunning Views

Diners eating on Natalie's porchEveryone wants a meal with a view, and many Maine restaurants offer one. From its mountains, lakes, and rolling farmlands, to its rugged coastline, the Pine Tree State has long been renowned for its natural beauty. Today, as its food scene continues to gain national and international prominence and recognition, the art of fine dining has become a destination of and in itself. With that in mind, here is a short list of 5 of the top restaurants with stunning views. (more…)

Winter Food Tour: Mid-Coast Maine Edition

People at wine tastingMaine in the off-season. Winter’s winding down and mud season is fast approaching. The question is, what to do? It may seem as though there is not much to do this time of year down east in Maine … except eat and drink! There’s nothing wrong with that. Come plan a long weekend in Camden, Maine, destination the Camden Harbour Inn. Some of the best Maine restaurants, breweries, and or wineries are located in Midcoast Maine. Here, we offer a short list for your visit, but there’s plenty more for the adventure-minded to discover. (more…)

The Ideal Winter Weekend in Camden, Maine

winter in camden maineAs a destination, Camden is unique in many ways. It’s where the mountains meet the sea, the views are breathtaking, and the area is always ripe for exploration. Come winter, the crowds have thinned. Camden and Mid Coast Maine has been transformed into a surreal landscape of mountains and ridgelines heavy with snow, windswept ivory-colored fields, frozen lakes and ponds border snowcapped boulders near the shore of a vast, glistening ocean. And the trees everywhere list under the weight of snow. (more…)