18Mar/170

48ish Hours in Portland

In December, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Portland, Maine. I confirmed my hunch that this may be my favorite small city in America. December was chilly, but fighting low temps is worth it to see the wonderful displays of holiday lights. A family had asked to rent my place in […]

28Feb/170

Lobster Year Round!

There numerous restaurants in Boothbay that serve lobster, but there are also several places in town where you can buy lobster year-round to eat at home.  Pinkham’s is my usual go-to place. Last time I picked up lobster here it was $6.75/pound. Afraid of boiling the critters yourself? I admit, I can’t do it either. Pinkham’s […]

5Jan/170

A Camden Christmas

The first weekend of December, just an hour up the road from Boothbay, Camden celebrates Christmas by the Sea. I made it up this year for Friday evening’s festivities, including carols at the library and a parade through the downtown. Shops were open late and many offered enticing discounts. Here is the full schedule of events, for […]

20Oct/160

Experience The Lost Kitchen

Last month, I had the wonderful experience of dining at The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine. Despite being in the middle of absolutely nowhere (as confirmed by the owner), The Lost Kitchen has become widely known as Maine’s top restaurant. Dining at The Lost Kitchen is not just a meal, it’s a full experience. The restaurant […]

24Sep/160

More Boothbay Restaurants

I had the chance to try a few new restaurants in town on recent visits. I’ve added these to my full restaurant recommendations list as well. Chowder to go from Waves – yum! Waves is at 43 Commercial St. where the old Ebbtide used to be. For Ebbtide fans, you’ll be happy to know that the […]

16May/160

Portland Restaurants

Portland, Maine has earned a reputation over the last decade or so of being one of if not the foodie capital of New England. I’ve collected quite a list of restaurants to try in and around Portland and I’m very slowly making a dent in that list. Still a long way to go, but here […]

6May/160

New Boothbay Restaurants!

Waves This week, I finally tried Waves, where the old favorite Ebb Tide used to be. It opened May 15th of 2015, so it may not qualify as “new” but at least I made it in before their 1st anniversary! My clam chowder from Waves Waves owners, Ian Ronan and Jenny Chan, made the decision to […]

9Jun/150

Stay at Portside for the 4th Annual Claw Down!

The 4th Annual Claw Down will take place at the Ocean Point Marina on Thursday evening, September 17th, 2015. Over a dozen local chefs will compete for the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice awards for the best lobster “bites”. That is, who makes the best dish with lobster as the key ingredient. In 2013, Tugboat Inn’s Executive Chef […]

5Feb/150

Snow in Boothbay!

We’ve had quite a lot of snow up in Boothbay these last couple of weeks, but nonetheless, more and more shops and restaurants are staying open year round. I was in Boothbay Harbor this past weekend, enjoying the warmth from the fireplace as I watched the mini icebergs float past the living room window! On […]

5Nov/140

Fall 2014 Update

I was in Boothbay Harbor in mid-October and as usual (thankfully), not too much has changed! But there are always a few new happenings to mention…. Sunset at Ocean Point The new deli at 12 Oak St., Capers, is in full swing. They make everything from scratch: sandwiches, salads, desserts, etc. They do catering as […]