Category Archives: Fine Dining

“I’d like to order the special, but please hold the side of children.”

 Banning ill-mannered children from restaurants This morning, my local newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times, published an article touting yet another restaurant announcing a ban on kids. Surprisingly, this time it’s a pizza place. Being ‘a picky traveler”, I totally identified with … Continue reading

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Inns of Maine – Camden Harbour Inn

After an exhilarating afternoon of sailing on Penobscot Bay or a drive up US 1, this is the first sight that greets you as you pull up to the front of the inn you are spending the night at. Some … Continue reading

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The Reading Room – Fine Dining and Spectacular Water Views

If you are ever in Bar Harbor, Maine and need a special occasion restaurant, The Reading Room is the place to dine. Part of the Bar Harbor Inn, the Reading Room restaurant is in the curved section jutting out from … Continue reading

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Mache Bistro – An Unexpected Culinary Surprise

You usually don’t expect to find an amazing culinary surprise in a small touristy town, but there seems to be more and more towns in Maine that are locales of some really innovative restaurants. In Bar Harbor, that must dine … Continue reading

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