Category Archives: Greater Portland

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 […]

Yarmouth farmer’s market version 2.0

Local clams, lobsters, pies, gelato, music, art. Thursday nights in Yarmouth this summer just got sweeter. A new farmer’s market opens June 4th on the corner of Main and Mill streets to add pizzaz to the produce popup scene. “We wanted to build on the strengths of the original market and add some new elements that […]

Andrew Zimmern says ‘food geeks and barbecue freaks’ should seek out this Maine joint

Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern, made famous as the host of the globe-trotting Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods,” was asked this month by the website Made Man to list his favorite 11 barbecue restaurants. Zimmern’s been all over the world testing great — and sometimes not-so-great — food, so his recommendations carry some weight. And among […]

South Portland repair shop could have future as neighborhood pub

The husband-and-wife duo of Julia and Craig Dilger announced plans Thursday to buy an abandoned repair shop in the Knightville section of South Portland and convert the space into a neighborhood brew pub. The Dilgers are working with engineers on a plan to rehabilitate the 15 Ocean St. property, and will begin seeking appropriate city permits […]