All Authors >


Latest Articles


Snow or no snow, there's always food and beer

Slopeside eats
Despite the lack of snow, it's officially ski season.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  January 04, 2012


The Portland Farmers' Market reaches a wider audience

Growth spurt
Even on a chilly Saturday morning in November, there's a steady stream of people weaving through the nearly two-dozen farm stands lined up in Deering Oaks Park.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  November 09, 2011


Celebrate local craft breweries during Maine Beer Week

Party like a brewer
You might want to tell your boss now that you'll probably have some foggy mornings in mid-November, but only because you're supporting local business.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  October 12, 2011


Fabulous food festivals

Where to get your Maine fill this fall
Fall is festival season.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  September 14, 2011

cheap eats 4

Where to go with what's in your pocket (or couch, or car)

Cheap eats
After about two weeks of being back in school and eating every meal — day after day after day — in the cafeteria, it's going to start sucking. It's actually written in the student handbook.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  August 31, 2011


Playing tourist

Experiencing Portland like a visitor — and liking it
Last weekend, more than 2300 people stepped off cruise ships into the Old Port seeking all things Maine: lobster, anything blueberry, and a taste of the way life should be (some probably hoped to spot a moose on the corner of Fore and Exchange).
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  August 17, 2011


Food on the move

Could a Fort Williams lobster-roll trailer one day cruise the Old Port?
Maine and lobsters: There's just no escaping the association.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  July 20, 2011


Blue Mango Veggie Burgers stays simple

One patty at a time
Chances are you've walked by 648 Congress Street and never realized it's the production headquarters for a well-known vegetarian staple.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  June 22, 2011


Urban beekeeping is on the rise

Backyard buzz
The cold, rainy weather enveloping Portland has led meteorologists to apologize daily for the lack of sunshine in their seven-day forecasts, but it's the bees that are really suffering.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  May 25, 2011


Raising chickens within city limits

Backyard pets
Six-year-old Fuchsia Harmon races around the soggy backyard rounding up the family's flock of chickens.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  April 27, 2011


Maine Maple Sunday celebrates the changing of seasons

Liquid spring
A cold wind made it feel more like winter than spring this weekend, but the steam pouring out of the sugarhouse means that spring is definitely here.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  March 30, 2011


Meet your meat

Does your butcher make house calls?
Opening the door to a large walk-in cooler and seeing a massive cow carcass hanging from a metal hook is a slightly jolting reminder that meat doesn't just appear in neat little packages in the grocery store.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  March 02, 2011


A stellar Super Bowl spread matters when no one cares who wins

Bring your best game
While Patriots fans may not have much enthusiasm for this year's Super Bowl, that's hardly an excuse not to bring your A game to the party.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  February 01, 2011


Eat your way through 2011 at these 11 places not to miss

Screw resolutions
While new restaurants intrigue food critics and patrons alike, it's the tried-and-true, the places that have established themselves as mainstays in Portland, that shouldn't be forgotten in all the hype.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  January 04, 2011


Starving artists, meet starving Artwalkers

Hey galleries, what happened to the standard wine and cheese?
While it's a lot to expect gallery owners to provide an extensive cheese platter or booze for the masses, the First Friday Art Walk is supposed to be a monthly celebration of the arts here in Portland. It's a chance for working folks to get out to the arts district after hours and gallery owners to display what's new in their collections.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  December 08, 2010


From farm to Thanksgiving table

Talking turkey with a man who raises and kills them
I've never cooked a turkey for Thanksgiving. Sure, I've helped pack the bird with stuffing and paid my dues basting it throughout the day, but so far I've managed to avoid ultimate responsibility. Frankly, it's too much pressure. But at least I would ruin only my family's Thanksgiving.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  November 10, 2010


Finding the fairest food: Sampling falafel, deep-fried Oreos, bacon puffs, and more at Fryeburg

Where else but the fair can you find tractor-pulling competitions, calf scrambles, treacherous-looking carnival rides, and ridiculous food, all in one place?
There are few things more American than the fair.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  October 12, 2010


Fall Food Preview: Okay, Vacationland, it's our turn

Enjoy peak harvest without the crowds
Goodbye tourists. Goodbye school children. Thanks for spending this gorgeous summer with us and keeping our restaurants and businesses thriving. We know your dough keeps many of us employed, but, frankly, we’re ready for some distance.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  September 15, 2010


It's (still) the bread

Rosemont builds a bigger bakery
Just about the time you're calculating how many more beers you can suck down before last call, Scott Anderson is waking up.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  August 18, 2010


Twisted ice cream

Catbird Creamery opens with wild new flavors
It would hardly be summer without ice cream, but for Andrew Warren, owner and ice-cream maker of Catbird Creamery, this summer has been nothing but. Since his business opened July 5, Warren has spent day and night churning new flavors, one gallon at a time.
By: LEISCHEN STELTER  |  July 20, 2010
1  |  2  |   next >

Most Popular