Announcing The 2012 Eater Awards For Maine

Announcing The 2012 Eater Awards For Maine Monday, November 12, 2012, by Susan Axelrod It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, etc.—to announce the winners of the 2012 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 18 cities and the state of Maine, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and

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Maine Mag – Carmen at the Danforth

By Joe Ricchio Photographs by Kristin Teig On my most recent visit to Carmen at The Danforth in Portland, there was a brief moment—while sampling some of the most tender and flavorful grilled baby flower octopus that I have ever tasted—when my mind fell into a vacation-induced trance of sorts, and I completely forgot that

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The Maine Mag – Kim Swan

By Chelsea Holden Baker Photograph by Nathan Eldridge Maverick realtor, business addict, life of the party Ask Kim Swan what she does for a living and she’ll say, “real estate.” Which is true, except that Swan may have the most expansive definition of “real estate” in the business. In 1987, with just three years of

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Maine Home & Design – Lofty Ambitions

By Candace Karu Photography Darren Setlow An innovative entrepreneur creates the perfect Portland pied-à-terre. Brick walls. Soaring ceilings. Massive dividing doors. Kim Swan’s fifth-floor apartment in Portland’s Winslow Lofts wouldn’t be out of place in New York’s Meatpacking District or Tribeca. Her Congress Street abode has a sophisticated urban vibe that belies its Maine history.

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