All posts by Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.

A little snow makes no difference: Gifford’s Ice Cream Stands open this Friday, with free cones

Robins appearing, the days getting longer, Girl Scout Cookies arriving, perhaps a crocus or two. These are the signs of spring. But in Maine, we’ve got another sign of spring: the opening day for Gifford’s Ice Cream Stands across the state. The five Gifford’s locations in Bangor, Auburn, Farmington, Skowhegan and Waterville will open for business […]

Tropical Tastes International Market has opened on Harlow Street in Bangor

A new market catering to eastern Maine’s immigrant communities opened three weeks ago on Harlow Street in Bangor, next door to Northern Kingdom Music. Tropical Tastes International Market, owned and operated by Angela Okafor, opened in late January, offering up African, Caribbean and Latin American food specialties and African hair and body products and clothing. […]

12 Maine chefs and restaurants named semi-finalists for 2017 James Beard Awards

This year’s semi-finalists for the 2017 James Beard Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and a record 12 Maine chefs and restaurants were on the list. Eight of those chefs and restaurants are up for national-level awards, including a first-time Best Restaurant nomination for Chase’s Daily, the longtime farm to table, vegetarian restaurant in Belfast. Chase’s […]

MDI restaurateur and billionaire together buy Islesford Dock restaurant from longtime owners

Mt. Desert Island restaurateur Michael Boland, owner of Havana and Choco-Latte in Bar Harbor, and billionaire and part-time Northeast Harbor resident Mitchell Rales have together purchased the Islesford Dock restaurant on Little Cranberry Island from longtime owners Dan and Cynthia Lief, who have retired. In a press release, Boland said they intend to keep the […]