the delights of maine
When life on the road as a 1970’s R & B musician lost
its charm, Sam Hayward traded in his bass guitar for a sharp set
of knives and a summer job on Maine’s Appledore Island.
With his roots in Louisiana, Tennessee and upstate New York, Sam
took to the new coastal landscape and immediately fell in love
After a year in New York City
and New Orleans kitchens, Sam moved to Maine permanently. In 1981,
Brunswick – a college town – was the first to experience
Sam’s cuisine when he bought 22 Lincoln and started concentrating
on local food sources. His restaurant consolidated the community
of local growers and showcased the unique specialties they produced
in Maine's challenging northern climate. After 10 years, 22 Lincoln
closed its doors to a saddened community.
In 1996 Sam opened Fore Street Grill, a brick
building on the fringes of Portland’s Old Port district.
Huge wood-burning ovens dominate the