School's Out for Summer! How to Make the Most of Mealtime During Summer Break

School's Out for Summer! How to Make the Most of Mealtime During Summer Break

June is here, the sun is shining, and for Maine families that means school is out, and the kids are home for summer! Not all meals have to be eaten around the dining room table, especially in the summertime! This June, why not kick off the season with these fun family meal and activity ideas?  

Treat Mom to Something Special with This Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide

Treat Mom to Something Special with This Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Guide

Great gifts don’t need to be planned a year in advance. They don’t need to cost hundreds of dollars, but they also don’t have to scream “I just bought this today!” Thankfully, the Elsmere BBQ Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide is here to help you find something that your Mom will love!

Plan Your Local Spring Fling with Elsmere BBQ

Plan Your Local Spring Fling with Elsmere BBQ

Celebrating the arrival of spring in Maine is different than nearly anywhere else. Once the sun begins to shine and the temperature rises above 40, we will make any excuse to get out of the house! Here at Elsmere, we believe that spring is the perfect chance for locals and businesses to support each other, so as you make plans for your next spring adventure, consider these great options.

It’s Easy Being Green with March Meals at Elsmere BBQ

It’s Easy Being Green with March Meals at Elsmere BBQ

March is here, and at Elsmere BBQ we are ready to give you the fuel to spring into gear with meals you’ll love. Whether you’re turning over a new leaf by choosing a salad, taking your St. Patrick’s Day party to the next level, or kicking off the season with a gathering of friends, food, and fun, Elsmere BBQ is here to help.

Elsmere BBQ Makes it Easy to Spread the Love This Valentine’s Day

Elsmere BBQ Makes it Easy to Spread the Love This Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day of 2019, and there’s no need to get dressed up and pay an arm and a leg for the hype and pretense of a “fancy” restaurant. Why not just eat a delicious meal in a casual setting - or take it home and enjoy it with a side of Netflix? Whether it’s date night, Galentine’s, Palentine’s, or simply an excuse to get together for food and drinks, dinner from Elsmere BBQ is the perfect choice.

Elsmere BBQ Reflects on 2018, a Year of New Beginnings

Elsmere BBQ Reflects on 2018, a Year of New Beginnings

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already over, but the ball has dropped, the champagne cork has popped, and suddenly 2019 was here! As we reflect on the memories we have made and the big things we have achieved in 2018, we can’t help but feel proud of everything we fit into just 365 days.

Sip Sip, Hooray! Our Rwanda Bean Espresso Martini is Here

Sip Sip, Hooray! Our Rwanda Bean Espresso Martini is Here

‘Tis the season for celebrating meaningful collaborations between small Maine businesses, so we have partnered with Rwanda Bean, a coffee company who is is helping to improve the lives of families more than 6 Thousand miles away! We think you’re going to love our Rwanda Bean Espresso Martini!

Celebrating an Attitude of Gratitude this Thanksgiving

Celebrating an Attitude of Gratitude this Thanksgiving

Here at Elsmere, we wanted to take a moment to express how thankful we are for our customers, for our new Portland location, and for the team of loving, caring people in our community. To get an inside look at the attitude of gratitude at Elsmere, we asked a few of our team members what they’re most thankful for this holiday season. Here are their responses!


Making Mahi Magic with News Center Maine

Making Mahi Magic with News Center Maine

At Elsmere, we keep most of our recipes top secret, but when we had the opportunity to share one of our favorites with News Center Maine’s viewers, we jumped at the opportunity! Recently News Center Maine’s Amanda Hill visited our kitchen for a behind-the-scenes look at how we make our customer favorite, Mahi Mahi Tacos.

Seeing Double | Our Second Location is Now Open in Portland!

Seeing Double | Our Second Location is Now Open in Portland!

You know what you want, and you always want more, so we gave you more. In fact, we gave you a whole extra location. You read that right! Earlier this month, we opened the doors to our second Elsmere BBQ location in Portland’s charming and fun Deering neighborhood.

Taste These Popular Summer Food Trends at Elsmere

Taste These Popular Summer Food Trends at Elsmere

Maybe it’s the sunshine and subsequent appeal of eating outside, or the local crops growing taller with every passing rainfall. Whatever triggers it, summertime has a way of invigorating our appetites, and inspiring new food trends.

Fuel Up With Meals that Match Your Winter Plans

Fuel Up With Meals that Match Your Winter Plans

No matter how you choose to enjoy the chilliest season, you’re going to work up an appetite, and Elsmere is here to help. Our expert pairings combine the best local winter activities with our mouthwatering menu options!