Friday, February 10, 2012

Boston’s Chronicle Travels to Maine Diner

By Joe Hebert

Staff Columnist


Popular news magazine show, Chronicle, visited Wells, Maine, landmark, The Maine Dinner, on Wednesday, February 8, as a part of their news feature, “A Tank Away.”

“A Tank Away” is a running news segment that allows Chronicle to highlight great getaways that will only cost Boston-area residents a tank of gas. And, at a mere hour-or-so drive away from the city, The Maine Diner certainly qualifies for this interesting segment.

Since its foundation in 1983, the Diner has become one of southern Maine’s preeminent vacation destinations. The restaurant was co-owned by Myles and Dick Henry for 28 years until Myles’ passing in December 20120. Since then, Dick has strove to maintain the legacy and reputation that the family worked so hard to create. After reaching many milestones through their hard work at the restaurant, it’s the icing on the cake to know that Dick and his dedicated staff have been able to both maintain Myles’ dream and further the Diner’s legacy. All of which helped to make their most recent success, a spotlight on the Boston-based news show Chronicle, a great start to the New Year.

With quite the turnaround, Ted Reinstein—full-time Chronicle correspondent and weekly online-columnist for the—and his crew arrived in Wells early in the afternoon this past Wednesday. Settling in to a cozy corner booth, Reinstein discussed with Dick the true allure of a real authentic diner in such a popular tourist destination.

Besides for filming their discussion for the popular news show, Dick gave Reinstein and his crew the opportunity to try some of their famous “Lobster Pie,” a dish that Dick’s wife, Sally Henry, swears is the best she’s ever had. Reinstein responded with a quick, “Twist my arm…” The family’s secret recipe serves up tender chunks of fresh lobster—something you would be hard-pressed to find outside of the Seacoast—mixed together with delicious stuffing, and ultimately baked to perfection.

The air-date for the segment has yet to be announced, but in continuing with the storied legacy that Myles and Dick have created, it’s easy to expect other great opportunities for this historic Wells institution.

Chronicle airs weeknights at 7:30pm on Cannel 5 Boston. The Maine Diner open daily at 7am and is located at 2265 Post Rd., Wells.

Photo Caption: Pictured is Ted Reinstein (left) of Chronicle and Maine Diner owner, Dick Henry.