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Top Choice Asian in Brunswick

Tao Yuan

A young, lauded chef (a James Beard 'Rising Star' nominee) is behind this high-quality pan-Asian eatery, where accomplished dishes dazzle palates with fresh flavor. Small plates range from dumplings and pork buns to…
College in Brunswick

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin, established in 1794, is one of the oldest colleges in the US and the alma mater of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne and US president Franklin Pierce. For a tour of the handsome campus, follow…
Bar in Brunswick

Frontier Cafe

On the 2nd floor of the colossal Fort Andross mill complex overlooking the Androscoggin, this raw, loft-like space is part cafe, part bar, part cinema, part gallery. Arty student and professor types recline on vinta…
Seafood in Brunswick

Libby's Market

This convenience store is hard to find: the exterior is nondescript, and it's off the main route. The reason for going is simple: great lobster rolls at a great price, and available in three sizes. The lobster meat …
Museum in Brunswick

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

This Bowdoin College campus museum holds memorabilia from the expeditions of Robert Peary and Donald MacMillan, Bowdoin alumni who were among the first explorers to reach the North Pole. Particularly notable are Mac…
Museum in Brunswick

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Set in a 19th-century building with a dramatic glass entrance pavilion, this campus art museum is small but impressive. The 20,000-piece collection is particularly strong in the works of 19th- and 20th-century Europ…
Performing Arts in Brunswick

Maine State Music Theatre

During the summer, Bowdoin's Pickard Theater (1 Bath Rd) hosts the Maine State Music Theatre series, a run of Broadway musicals and kids shows, plus special events.
Music in Brunswick

Bowdoin International Music Festival

This music school and concert series takes place over six weeks in summer, featuring classical concerts at venues throughout town.
Ice Cream in Brunswick

Gelato Fiasco

Smooth and creamy gelato in more than 40 flavors is a sure-fire recipe to draw in summer crowds. Good coffee, too.
Museum in Brunswick

Pejepscot Museum

Under the remit of the Pejepscot Historical Society, the Pejepscot Museum displays changing exhibits relating to Brunswick history, with photographs and artifacts pulled from its 50,000-piece inventory. It also offe…