1) The Maine Brewer’s Guild has just released a brochure about the “Maine Beer Trail” (opens PDF). Personally, I’m not a fan of beer. I’ve been told it’s is an acquired taste but I’ve been trying it for almost 4 years now and I still haven’t acquired it. Nevertheless, visiting breweries can be fun and I know a lot of people who do like beer, including my wonderful Man. So if you’re in the great state of Maine, check out some of the locations on the Maine Beer Trail (apparently Maine has the fourth most breweries per capita in the United States, one for every 42,000 residents).
2) The Portland Press Herald had a lovely story on the front of the “Food and Health” section of the paper today about Rob Evans, the James Beard Foundation Award winner for Best Chef: Northeast. Evan’s restaurant, Hugo’s, is in Portland. I haven’t been there yet, but it’s definitely on my list. Who would’ve thought a Portland chef would beat out the Boston ones? Me, because Maine is awesome.