As summer approaches (or rather makes quite a forceful entrance with this heat wave), Mainers and Maine foodies alike begin to dwell on some common themes. It's like a biological clock, ticking slowly all winter: come June, we just crave lobster, farmers' markets, al fresco dining, fried clams, ice cream, and all things grilled. It's in our blood. And while I have scouted out a few of my favorite spots for these scrumptious Maine treats, I want to hear what you have to say. Luckily, DownEast.com just launched a new feature: Maine's Bulletin Board
, an online forum where Mainers and visitors can go to post and answer questions about everything from art and politics to people and places. And of course, food. To jump-start the culinary conversation, I've posted the following five questions on the board. Hopefully some of the results will make their way to this blog, too. If you want to share your answers - or post other questions or comments - click here
and create a new account by clicking register in the upper left corner.
Who serves the best lobster roll in the state?
What's the best Maine-made ice cream?
What is the Maine cocktail of summer 2008?
With the weather warming up, where do you go to dine outside?
What's your favorite Maine food to grill?
See you on the board!
-The Maine Mouth