JBF Trip Planner: Portland, Maine

The oyster menu at Eventide in Portland, Maine

 

If you’re anything like us, the first thing you do when planning a trip—perhaps even before booking a plane ticket—is figure out where you’re going to eat while you’re there. Museums, sightseeing, and shopping are all well and good, but food is often the main attraction. To make trip planning a little easier, we’re compiling lists of our can’t-miss pit stops in some of our favorite places. JBF Award winners, hole-in-the-wall favorites, America’s Classics, and one-hit wonders—we’ll give you a quick rundown of our absolute must-eats in each featured location.

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Low-key Portland, Maine, has quietly become a culinary powerhouse, with Japanese noodle joints, cheeky oyster bars, and artisanal gelato shops headlining the small city's impressive array of edible... Read more >

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Ice Cream, Sorbet, and Gelato Recipes

Grand Marnier–blueberry ice cream

Keep cool this summer with some of our favorite frozen treats. (But let's be honest, we'd lick up these delectable delights any season of the year.) Lemon Verbena Ice Cream This flavorful recipe from Ben Batterbury combines the bright, aromatic zip of lemon verbena with the lusciously thick texture of frozen custard. Cool and creamy, it strikes a perfect balance between refreshment and indulgence. Champagne Sorbet Celebrate summer with this light and tasty favorite of James Beard. Orange juice and zest give the sorbet a sweet, citrusy punch.

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Recipe: Cornelius Gallagher's Hazelnut–Vanilla Gelato

Recipe for hazelnut–vanilla gelato Laced with toasty vanilla seeds, fragrant hazelnuts, and luscious Nutella, this gelato is the perfect wintertime treat. Get the recipe here.

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Eye Candy: Seasonally Sweet

Philadelphia chef Terence Feury, who has garnered raves at Fork, served this rhubarb tart topped with almond crumble and strawberry swirl gelato at his Beard House dinner last month. See more photos of his menu here.

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Test Your Eat-Q: Frozen Desserts

Ice cream Summer officially arrived on Sunday, and we welcome the hot weather as an excuse to gorge on ice cream, sorbet, gelato... We can feel the brain freeze setting in already. Before you're seduced by the chirpy tune of a passing ice cream truck, take a stab at this question: Which of these educational programs is based in St. Louis, Missouri?
A. The Frozen Dessert Institute B. The Ice Cream Academy C. The College of Custard D. The Institute for Ice Cream
Find out if you guessed correctly and learn some other trivia about frozen treats.

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