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History of Whoppie Pies

Who Invented Whoopie Pies – Maine’s Official Treat

Who invented whoopie pies? This much-loved dessert has caused dissension among its Eastern devotees.  The Farmer’s Almanac tells us that there are four states claiming the heritage of the whoopie pie: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.  However, the real story unfolds with the battle between the states of Maine and Pennsylvania around 2007. News […]

Lobster Tails Party

Host an Oscar Worthy Seafood Party

Having some friends over for an Oscar party? What are you serving for eats? Next to the nominees, the food should be the star of the party. While chips, pretzels and dips are great for your Netflix viewing get-togethers, you need some star power for Hollywood’s biggest night. You need to hold an award winning seafood […]

Painted Lobster Bouys

Lobster Buoys Mark the Spot

Maine has over 5,900 licensed  lobstermen to cater to the ever growing market for fresh live lobsters in the USA and beyond. In 2012 alone, Maine fishermen trapped and caught more than 126 million pounds of the iconic seafood and the number has been increasing every year. There are about  3 million lobster traps in Maine’s waters; and more than 30,000 are […]

Lobster Boats

Chasing Lobsters: The Lore of Maine Lobster Boats

Lobster boats are the backbone of Maine’s lobster fishing industry. Chris Caswell in, “So What is a lobster Boat,” describes a Down East lobster boat as the pickup truck of the Maine coast. These workboats allow the more than 6.000 Maine lobstermen to haul in their catch. Lobstering is a family tradition and licences are often passed down from generation to generation. […]

Lobster traps Maine

Fill Your Trap with Lobster from Maine

Next to the boat and a motor, the lobster trap has been the indispensable tool for fishermen for more that 200 years. Invented in 1809 by Ebenezer Thorndike of Swampscott, Massachusetts, the lobster trap revolutionized lobster fishing. Little has changed in the design of the trap and the hard work it takes for the independent […]

Los Angeles Lobster

California Lobster Rush: The Best Spots for Maine Lobster

These days, minor indulgences that don’t break the bank are important. It doesn’t get any better than a dinner of fresh lobster – but even with its amazing, expansive coastline, finding the best lobster in California can be tricky. The Golden State is chock full of outstanding restaurants and fish markets, but where can a […]

Florida Lobster

Real Good Maine Lobster in Florida

Maine lobster has become famous for its bountiful meat and rich, delicious flavor. Florida has some native lobsters, but they cannot compare in taste or quality to genuine Maine lobsters. Florida Lobster Versus Maine Lobster In Florida the local lobster is called a rock or spiny lobster (Panulirus argus). Unlike Maine lobsters, Florida lobsters do […]

Lobster Maine

New England’s Best Lobster Shacks and Seafood Dives

Is your favorite lobster shack shacky and weathered and in a fairly remote place near the ocean? Or, perhaps it is tacky and reminds you of a roadside hut. Find some the best lobster shacks in New England. Most shacks are a “no-frills” family establishments with a simple menu, and almost always have long lines […]

The Best Spot for Maine Lobster in New York City

These days, minor indulgences that don’t break the bank are important.  It doesn’t get any better than a fresh, live lobsters off the boat – but finding the best lobster in New York City can be tricky.  The Big Apple is chock full of outstanding restaurants and fish markets, but where can a seafood lover find […]

Lobster Pie

Lobster Pie Made in Maine

All across the United States, in every small town and major city, there is a restaurant that serves seafood of varying degrees of quality. What set’s one restaurant apart from another is the quality of the food they serve, and when you have one that opts to serve Maine Lobster, then it’s usually at the […]