• Let Them Eat Cupcakes

    It must have been while I was looking the other way; a new food trend appeared out of nowhere. Who would have guessed that good old-fashioned cupcakes would be the IN thing to bake this spring? There are more cupcake cookbooks being published than you can count, with Martha Stewart’s “Cupcakes: 175 inspired ideas for

  • Co-Op Staffers Aim to Lift Spirits Through Free Suppers

    BLUE HILL — A bimonthly soup supper has started to provide residents with a free hot bowl of soup and a dollop of community spirit. Hadley Friedman and Brendan Murray, who work together at the Blue Hill Co-op, created the idea over a cup of coffee. The two organized a free supper at the Blue

  • Every Dog Has His Day

    In a breathtaking show of reverse psychology, the bottlers of Yard Dog threaten to all but kill you if you dare drink their wine. The name is off-putting and weird, the label lacks only a skull and crossbones and the write-up on the back was done by the same guy who wrote “Nightmare on Elm

  • Changes for Two Bucksport Waterfront Buildings

    BUCKSPORT — The owners of two neighboring waterfront buildings have big plans for their properties. In February, Bangor-based Leadbetter Realty Trust purchased the building that once housed The View Restaurant and Dockside Variety at 96 Main St. “Our plan overall is to tear it down in the spring and put a building up in the

  • Verona Island’s Seabreeze Restaurant Has New Owner

    VERONA ISLAND — The new owner of Seabreeze Restaurant does not have many changes in mind for the Route 1 dining spot. “What’s been here has worked for the past six years,” said Noell Fuller. The Verona Island resident said she decided to lease the business because she has always dreamed of being her own

  • Number One

    Ellsworth chef Brian Langley, who opened the Union River Lobster Pot in 1996, is the Maine Restaurant Association’s 2009 Restaurateur of the Year.