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10 Best Clam Shacks in New England

9 votes, 4.22 avg. rating (83% score)

Summer in New England isn’t complete without enjoying some deep-fried seafood at a dine-in-the-rough clam shack. Food and... Read More »

Bag Balm | We Invented the Perfect Cure for Dry Skin

Bag Balm | We Invented the Perfect Cure for Dry Skin

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

We Invented the Perfect Cure for Dry Skin New Englanders are confident enough to take a product intended... Read More »

Blackfly Season in New England

Blackfly Season in New England

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Is there any silver lining to the nuisance of blackfly season? New Englanders take a perverse pride in... Read More »

Bob-Houses | Free Lakefront Homes

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

In Praise of BOB-HOUSES | You Can Still Enjoy a Lakefront Home for Free When winter begins to... Read More »

Boston Cream Pie | A Pie in Cake’s Clothing

8 votes, 2.00 avg. rating (44% score)

Yankee Classic: January 1983 Never was there a more enigmatic piece of pastry. To start with, as almost... Read More »

Coffee Milk | Rhode Island’s Signature Drink

Coffee Milk | Rhode Island’s Signature Drink

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

What do you get when you add coffee syrup to ice cold milk? In Rhode Island, you get... Read More »

Common Crackers | New England’s Classic Cracker

Common Crackers | New England’s Classic Cracker

7 votes, 4.71 avg. rating (92% score)

If there’s one thing that we as New Englanders can agree on, it’s that when it comes to... Read More »

Constant Comment | America’s Favorite Specialty Tea

Constant Comment | America’s Favorite Specialty Tea

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Since 1945, the Bigelow Tea Company has been supplying New England and beyond with quality teas, and none... Read More »

Fig Newtons | New England By the Numbers

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

16 January date known to snack enthusiasts as National Fig Newton Day 101 number of years Fig Newtons... Read More »

Flo’s Hot Dog Relish | A New England Frank Favorite

Flo’s Hot Dog Relish | A New England Frank Favorite

6 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

When discussing the best hot dogs in New England, you can expect Flo’s roadside stand to come up... Read More »

Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (89% score)

Excerpt from “Beans and Harmony,” Yankee Magazine, February 1995. Being married to a Yankee meant we had franks... Read More »

Grapenut Raisin Ice Cream | A New England Favorite

Grapenut Raisin Ice Cream | A New England Favorite

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

If you’ve never visited an ice cream stand in a faraway state, you may not realize that your... Read More »

Harvard Beets History

Harvard Beets History

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

If you like your beets a little bit sugar-sweet and a little bit vinegar-sour, flavored with a hint... Read More »

Hoodsie Cups | The Classic New England Ice Cream Treat

Hoodsie Cups | The Classic New England Ice Cream Treat

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Here in New England, the Hoodsie Cup has been the saving grace of those who can’t decide between... Read More »

Humpty Dumpty Chips | Maine’s Potato Chip

Humpty Dumpty Chips | Maine’s Potato Chip

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

A Maine favorite since 1947, Humpty Dumpty chips are a potato tradition and regional snack favorite thanks to... Read More »

Italian Sandwiches | Portland Maine’s Unsung Contribution to the World

Italian Sandwiches | Portland Maine’s Unsung Contribution to the World

4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (83% score)

One of the advantages of living in Maine’s largest city is that you have such a wide number... Read More »

Jimmies | Lexicon

Jimmies | Lexicon

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Jimmies are the granddaddy of ice cream toppings, and credit for their creation is claimed by Brigham’s, a... Read More »

L.A. Burdick | Best Hot Chocolate in the World

L.A. Burdick | Best Hot Chocolate in the World

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

We Make the Best Hot Chocolate in the World Michael Klug, head chocolatier at L. A. Burdick in... Read More »

Lobster Shacks | Photographs of Maine’s Iconic Eateries

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

Photographer Sara Gray spent time last summer exploring two locations in her home state of Maine to capture... Read More »

Mark Twain Trivia | New England by the Numbers

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Do you know how long it took Mark Twain to write Huck Finn? Get the answer to this... Read More »

Marshmallow Fluff | Infographic

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

You know it’s white, sticky and delicious, but did you also know that Marshmallow Fluff has less sugar... Read More »

Milk Shakes, Frappes, and Cabinets | Lexicon

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

According to the 1995 edition of the American Heritage College Dictionary, a milk shake is a “beverage made... Read More »

Moxie | Lexicon

Moxie | Lexicon

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Moxie means courage, pluck, perseverance, or guts. It comes from Moxie, the drink, first produced in 1884 as... Read More »

Moxie | Maine’s Classic Soda

Moxie | Maine’s Classic Soda

7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

If you’re “from away” you might not like the taste, but for many New Englanders, a  long, cold... Read More »

Mr. Potato Head Trivia | Infographic

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

How much do you know about Hasbro’s popular toy, Mr. Potato Head? Find out how much he originally... Read More »

Nantucket Sleigh Ride | Lexicon

Nantucket Sleigh Ride | Lexicon

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Whalers coined the term Nantucket sleigh ride between 1750 and 1840, when Nantucket was then known as one... Read More »

Necco Wafers | America’s Oldest Candy

Necco Wafers | America’s Oldest Candy

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

If taste is linked to memory, then one of the easiest ways to jump back to childhood is... Read More »



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