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Fort Rd, South Portland, ME 04106, USA
"I had a dog when I lived in Portland, Maine," says Filsen creative Alex Carleton, "and I always took him to Spring Point Lighthouse. It's a great little Victorian lighthouse at the end of a jetty, surrounded by a park and next to a great beach....
25 Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101, USA
"I discovered Sea Bags back in 1998 or 1999," says Alex Carleton. "I was just sort of poking around Old Port, and there was this amazing little wharf building that had a shingle on the door that said 'Sea Bags.' It was an incredibly funky little...
229 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
"I love how David Hodgkins (of David Wood Clothiers) has an old fashioned sensibility," says Alex Carleton. "He’s probably a little more formal than where most sportswear companies are today. He believes in a good neck tie, and all that. He has...
33 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
“Things in Maine tend to be very understated," explains Alex Carleton. "Street & Company restaurant is a great example: It’s casual and humble with incredible seafood. Get the daily catch paired with one of their incredible cocktails." This...
25 Two Lights Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA
"This place has a lot of charm," says Alex Carleton. "They're known for their lobster rolls, which I definitely recommend. Also bring a six pack of beer and some friends, and you have the perfect evening." This appeared in the July/August 2016...
5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101, USA
"J's Oyster is down in the marina area," explains Alex Carleton. "It’s one of these cozy, full bar, and they of course have seafood on the menu. It's a casual spot, the kind of place people blow into after being out sailing all day." This appeared...
158 Benjamin W Pickett St, South Portland, ME 04106, USA
"Locals just call it 158. This place is the best for breakfast," says Alex Carleton. "It's as simple as a homemade toasted sesame bagel with homemade lox and cream cheese, or an egg, ham, and cheese sandwich.Their pimento cream cheese, though, is...
416 Preble St, South Portland, ME 04106, USA
"I love their delicious, sugary cookies, cakes and desserts," divulges Alex Carleton. "And they definitely have the best homemade breads in Cape Elizabeth. They also have a lunch counter with take-away salads and sandwiches."
2865 Sims Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
The people behind the city’s best pizza (Buona Forchetta) and pasta (Bice) have joined forces at Officine Buona Forchetta. The magic happens in two gold-tiled wood-fire ovens—one dedicated solely to gluten-free pizzas—that produce blistered...
2860 Sims Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
Slip into the mellow SoCal way of life at Moniker General, where you can buy canvas and leather Bradley Mountain backpacks and electric blue surfboards by Affinità Surfcraft, all made in the city. Hit the beverage bar for a local beer or a nitro...
2855 Perry Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
Spending an afternoon at Fireside by the Patio is like hanging out in a friend’s backyard—if your friend had an enormous deck and an obsession with cooking by fire. Most tables are outside, and nearly every item on the menu, from juicy elk...
2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
With nearly 30 local purveyors, the just-opened Liberty Public Market is a microcosm of San Diego’s food worldand its sole restaurant, Mess Hall, is a microcosm of the market. Every day, chef Tim Kolanko riffs on whatever market ingredient catches...
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