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Every once in awhile, on a spectacular summer weeknight, our family will act like tourists and visit a relaxed, beachside destination for dinner. Shade, a restaurant located inside the Higgins Beach Inn in Scarborough, is such a place. The casual restaurant features a bar with cherry red chairs. There is table seating on the cozy sun porch or on the spacious screened porch. On the day we arrived, we were unusually early, so the hostess invited our family to choose a non-alcoholic drink at the bar and walk to the beach while we waited.

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We’ve always enjoyed When Pigs Fly Bakery in Freeport. Where else can a family stuff their faces with generous samples of artisan breads, decadent cookies, and moist bread pudding cakes?

Given our devotion to the bakery, the team—which also included Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt M, and Uncle J—was curious to try When Pigs Fly Wood-Fired Pizzeria in York. From the outside, the restaurant looks like a golf club. There’s a lush green lawn, ample parking, and a beautiful new building with windows all around. We were thrilled to learn the company store and bakery is attached to the restaurant. So smart! If you have to wait for a table, you can always shop and sample the delicious breads and baked goods. (more…)

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Every so often, MP will drive past an intriguing restaurant, hoping one day she’ll finally have the time to check it out. This was the case with Edna & Lucy’s in Pownal. The little red restaurant, which is right near Bradbury Mountain State Park, is known for its incredible homemade donuts and ‘wicked good’ sandwiches. So on a Friday during winter vacation week, MP and the kids joined some friends at Edna & Lucy’s for an early lunch.

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Today’s spring preview has MP thinking about ice cream (not that she needs an excuse). One of her favorite new spots is the Catbird Creamery in Westbrook. Owner Andrew Warren, who grew up serving ice cream with his father at the Dark Harbor Shop in Islesboro, makes his own delicious flavors daily.

A sampling of flavors from Catbird Creamery.

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