• To-go cocktails become a reality in Maine

    To-go cocktails become a reality in Maine

    BAR HARBOR — On Monday, the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages issued an update to its March restriction about to-go beverages, leaving the door open for restaurants to offer another option to takeout diners: cocktails.   Restaurants can now mix their signature spirits-based cocktails and serve them to go, providing they follow a series of rules:

  • Bread by Fred

    Bread by Fred

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR–This is a story about a sourdough starter named Fred and how he inspired a few people to make bread.  Created in January by Raney Bench, Fred came to life in fits and starts.   “We heat with a wood stove and it gets cold at night and starters don’t like that,” said Bench.   They

  • Doughlicious!


    Nothing spells love and appreciation like a home-cooked gift from your kitchen. Especially if that gift entails doughnuts. Jeri Bowers knows this well. During the Christmas season, Bowers rises early to make homemade doughnuts for the staff at the MDI Biological Laboratory in the Bar Harbor village of Salisbury Cove where she works as director

  • Acadia’s Oktoberfest launches home brewers contest

    Acadia’s Oktoberfest launches home brewers contest

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — At least 11 home brewers will put their craft ale, lager, stout to the test before a panel of judges as part of the 23rd Acadia’s Oktoberfest Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at Smuggler’s Den Campground. The Down East Family YMCA’s youth development director, Roman Perez, who tends bar at Airline Brewery, will serve

  • Cabin Fever suppers set

    Cabin Fever suppers set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Cabin Fever Family Saturday nights at the Common Good Café have resumed and run every week through March 25, from 5-7 p.m. The Common Good serves pizza, mac ‘n’ cheese, soups, salads, chefs specials and deserts, along with entertainment in a festive family-friendly atmosphere. Suggested donation for these events is $7 for

  • ‘Maine Beer’ author to speak at beer festival

    ‘Maine Beer’ author to speak at beer festival

    BAR HARBOR — Maine author Josh Christie will speak at the Bar Harbor Winter Beer Fest at Atlantic Brewing in Town Hill on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 12:30 p.m. Christie, the author of “Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland,” will speak about Maine’s brewing culture, history and the breweries that call Maine home. In the 19th

  • New Year’s Day brunch

    New Year’s Day brunch

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Common Good Cafe in Southwest Harbor is hosting its eighth annual New Year’s Day Gala Brunch on Sunday, Jan. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be popovers plus omelets to order, spiral cut ham and more. There also will be live music by the CG Ukulele Band. Admission

  • Wine tasting

    Wine tasting

    BAR HARBOR — An “Under the Radar” Wine Tasting will be held at House Wine, 227A Main St., on Friday, Dec. 30, from 4-7 p.m. Call 288-1200.

  • Chef Louis Del Conte’s sauces simplify cooking

    Chef Louis Del Conte’s sauces simplify cooking

    ELLSWORTH — A former Bar Harbor restaurateur has launched a line of artisanal sauces, aimed to bring fine dining to your kitchen table and reduce labor over hot pots. Chef Louis Del Conte of Hancock is busy promoting his line of Luigi Del Conte Sauces, which include Sambuca Simmering Sauce “Sweet with Heat,” Country-Style Marinara

  • Bean supper on table

    BAR HARBOR — St. Saviour’s Parish outreach committee will host a baked bean supper on Friday, Sept. 16, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the church’s Parish Hall. The menu will feature both traditional and vegetarian home-baked beans, homemade biscuits, hot dogs, cole slaw, brown bread and desserts. There is no set fee; donations in any amount