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Antiquing in Kennebunkport Maine

June 29th, 2011 by avadmin

The Southern Maine Antique Trail passes by Kennebunkport Maine, as it travels up Route 1 from York to Arundel.  23 amazing antique shops dot this stretch, encompassing less than 30 miles.  But as you turn onto Route 9 heading

Antiquing in Southern Maine

Add Laudholm Farm to your Antiquing Trip!

toward Kennebunkport, the trail takes a detour, and extraordinary shopping opportunities extend into our quaint New England town.  Old House Parts in Kennebunk offers an assortment of particularly unique architectural items, from doors and fireplace mantels to stained glass and claw foot tubs.  Nearby Antiques USA and Arundel Antiques make up for originality in sheer quantity – plus they’re both less than 10 minutes from our Kennebunkport Maine Bed and Breakfast.
Recently, however, we were treated to a phenomenal antique show at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm.  Last Sunday, this stunning property hosted dozens of vendors from across the nation.  And while we didn’t find exactly what we were looking for, the opportunity to browse through their lovely pieces was a great way to spend a summer afternoon!  The barn at Laudholm Farm sits perhaps 4 miles from our Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunkport Maine, and was filled to the brim with fragile glassware, light fixtures, and china from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.  But my favorite item was a worn sign advertising Maine Lobster.  Too bad it would look so out of place in our 1860 Victorian!
Laudholm Farm/Wells Reserve plays host to a variety of incredible craft and antique fairs throughout the season, and they are always top-notch.  So when planning your vacation to Kennebunkport Maine, make sure to take advantage of the amazing programming at Laudholm and the plethora of antique stores in the area.
Maine Lobster sign in Kennebunkport Maine

Kennebunkport Maine Restaurant Supports Local Producers

June 17th, 2011 by avadmin

One lovely summer evening this week, we decided to test out a relatively new restaurant one town over from Kennebunkport Maine, 50 Local.  A visit during opening week in 2010 revealed excellent food, knowledgeable servers, and trendy decor, but teeny portions.  Knowing that it takes time to iron out the kinks, however, we visited again this

Don't pass on the Mussel Frites in Kennebunkport Maine

Don't pass on the Mussle Frites in Kennebunkport Maine

week.  Again, this alternative to downtown Kennebunkport Maine restaurants, greeted us with style – pops of yellow against cool, grey walls, soft lighting, and brushed steel furnishings.  Just as before, a large chalkboard informs patrons of just how “local” their food is.  It’s especially nice to know that your dinner was grown or raised in this very state, not far from Kennebunkport Maine.

The menu looked similar to that from our initial visit, so I approached with skepticism, and, just to be safe, ordered an entree and an appetizer (both parents followed suit).  Once the apps arrived, however, I realized that they had taken large strides – and that I was going to be needing a giant doggie bag.  As you may know from my other Kennebunkport Maine restaurant reviews, I know how to pack the food in.  That said, my order of Mussel Frites was nearly large enough to constitute an entree.  I must admit, however, that I had enjoyed a large pre-dinner snack (which I will certainly forgo next time). But this dish was just as much quality as it was quantity – the mussels were cooked perfectly and the sauce just begged to be finished with a spoon!

The entree portion of risotto was truly delectable.  Edible flower buds decorated a foamy, ethereal mound, filled with greens and white asparagus.  While the steak and Asian soup were both wonderful, the risotto took the cake.  Though we had no room for desert, I remain confident that the choices would have been on par with the rest of the menu.

Serving genuinely local ingredients is one of the few things I am happy to shell out a little more for in a restaurant, and at 50 Local, the return on investment was definitely worth it.  Yep, this restaurant is a keeper!

Going Gluten Free in Kennebunkport Maine

May 16th, 2011 by avadmin

In the land of whoopie pies and lobster rolls, it may seem like eating gluten-free might be impossible, but Kennebunkport Maine abounds with great options for gluten free guests – starting at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  Since I have been gluten free for over a decade, my family is well versed in GF cooking.  But I’ll be honest, my dad, Walter, is still not entirely a pro (yes, he still comes home with non GF treats and says proudly, “Look what I

gluten free bed and breakfast

Enjoy gluten-free breakfast on the porch or in our dining room!

brought you!”), so it’s best to make sure you talk with one of the ladies at the Maine Stay.

The morning meal at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast is not always gluten-free, but because I love to eat too, we are happy to make nearly everything Celiac-friendly – as long as you give us ample warning! And a reminder at check-in is always appreciated.  In short, we’ve got you covered when it comes to gluten free breakfasts in Kennebunkport Maine.

But what about your other daily meals?  If you’re looking for a sit-down lunch spot, try Federal Jack’s BrewPub.  As the largest restaurant in Kennebunkport Maine, this might not seem like a natural choice, but the chefs are well versed in what contains gluten.  But make sure you’re emphatic with your server, and if you are uncomfortable with their knowledge, ask to speak with one of the chefs.  One quick tip – if you’re ordering a salad, ask for dressing on the side. My personal favorite lunchtime destinations are actually not restaurants, but they are ideal places to pick up great gluten free food for a picnic!  Both Cape Porpoise Kitchen and Market Day are catering companies with delectable offerings of prepared food.  Try the basil and grape chicken salad on top of fresh greens from Market Day or any of the salads and slaw at Cape Porpoise Kitchen (which also keeps GF desserts on hand in their freezer case!).  Both are conveniently located a short distance from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast and on your way to the area’s amazing beaches!

At dinner you’ll have a plethora of options, as (like in most places) all restaurants are becoming more food allergy sensitive.  Bandaloop Restaurant is a personal favorite when it comes to menu choices, but is also top of the list for gluten awareness.  Many entrees are served over rice and usually most, if not all, of their delectable sauces are prepared gluten free.  Plus, it’s just steps (I mean literally about 9 houses) from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast. Joshua’s Restaurant in Wells, ME is definitely worth the 10 minute drive from Kennebunkport Maine.  They too are fully aware of the considerations of gluten free dining and will take great care of you.  The Kennebunk Inn, slightly off the beaten path in downtown Kennebunk, is a low key spot that offers a great selection, excellent food, and reasonable prices – I eat here confidently at least once a week.  But if you’re hankering for some seafood chowder, this is the place – their gluten-free haddock soup is out of this world!

Honestly, Kennebunkport Maine offers a great deal of options for guests on a gluten free vacation (these are just a few favorites, I promise!)  So when considering where to take your next gluten free vacation, look no further than Southern Maine!

Your First Time… At a Maine Bed and Breakfast!

May 12th, 2011 by avadmin

A lovely young couple checked in this afternoon, looking a little nervous, and they revealed that it was their first time at a Maine Bed and Breakfast.  Actually it was their first time at a Bed and Breakfast at all!  Every time this happens I am shocked, but this is such a common occurrence that I shouldn’t be.  So it got me thinking… What can you expect your first time?  At a BnB, of course…

So while I can really only speak for our Maine Bed and Breakfast, my many, many stays at other B&Bs show me that the Maine Stay is not an anomaly.

Catch a perfect sunset at a maine bed and breakfast

We'll help you find that perfect spot!

  • Warmth.  At our Maine Bed and Breakfast, we’ll great you with a smile and treat you like a friend.  But not in the “we’re long lost friends and I need to catch up on every detail of your life” kind of way.  The goal of any innkeeper is to make you comfortable so that you can really relax.  Honestly, I don’t know a single one who doesn’t care more about the comfort and happiness of their guests than themselves. It’s not fake.  We care. And because we care so much, we need to know how to make you the happiest – so give us a hint if you’re not super social or if you absolutely hate spinach, because we’ll do everything in our power to put you at ease.
  • Advice.  I draw the line at relationships and careers, sorry to disappoint!  Kidding.  I mean advice about your vacation.  At a Maine Bed and Breakfast, the staff will become your personal concierge/travel agent.  It’s our job to know area restaurants inside and out.  We’ll give you tips on things to do in Kennebunkport Maine.  Or secrets about when to catch the best glimpse of incredible sailboats or the perfect beach parking spot.
  • Fun rooms.  They’ll all be different, so pay attention when making your reservation!  (You can ask for a tour if you’re interested, but you never have to.)  Back to the caring point – tell us if you need something.  We want you to be happy, comfortable, and relaxed.  So if a lightbulb burns out – tell us!  Don’t sit in the dark.  But remember, it won’t be exactly like your home – that’s why you left it!
  • Great food.  ‘Nuff said.  But most innkeepers plan way in advance, so if you have allergies or are super picky, tell someone in advance!  At our Maine Bed and Breakfast we are especially skilled with gluten-free diets and need advance notice to provide something yummy and safe for our GF guests.

Hopefully this cleared up some of the mystery of staying in a Maine Bed and Breakfast – and remember that BnBs cater to your needs as a traveler, so tell us what you need!  In all honesty, B&Bs are the best way to travel, so make your reservation today and lose your BnB virginity!

A Maine Bed and Breakfast Summer Vacation

May 5th, 2011 by avadmin

It’s not too often that someone’s perfect summertime vacation  is the same when they’re three as when they’re 23, but for me, that’s the case – hands down, I would pick a Maine Bed and Breakfast!  For as long as I can remember, my parents have taken me to BnBs, but from the time I tasted my first lobster, I have had an affinity for Maine. When I

A Kennebunkport Maine Sunset

A Summer Sunset

visited Kennebunkport Maine at age 15, I knew I had found my perfect vacation spot – and obviously I would choose an inn or B&B.  Now a local, I’ll give you 10 tips for what I would do during my perfect summer getaway to a Maine Bed and Breakfast:

10. Eat lots of lobster.  Lots.  Some people express that they become “lobster-ed out.” Personally, I don’t get it.  I could eat lobster every day, but if you do, there are oodles of other options fresh from the sea – don’t miss ‘em. But when you choose indulge, don’t crack into one at a fancy Kennebunkport Maine restaurant.  Do it right and have it cooked at the local fish market or go to one of our lobster shacks.

9. Catch a sunset from the bridge joining Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Maine.  It’s stunning, and it’s incredibly close to a passel of great spots for dinner or dessert!

8. Go for a bike ride.  The area around our Maine Bed and Breakfast is packed with incredible historic homes, featuring amazing architecture, as well as glimpses of the Maine coastline.  Fill your lungs with fresh salt air while you work up an appetite (more lobster anyone?), and enjoy some of the things that make Kennebunkport a quintessential New England town.

7. Explore Kennebunkport’s art galleries and community art center.  The area’s connection to the artistic community is one of the things that sets Kennebunkport apart from other resort towns, so don’t miss out!

6. Play a game of bocce ball in the backyard of our Maine Bed and Breakfast.  Not your cup of tea?  How about volleyball?  If you’re looking for some extra relaxation, the hammock or reclining lounge chairs and a good book might beckon.

5. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride.  No, they’re not just reserved for fairy tales and the royal wedding.  There is

This so says "Summer in Maine"!

something so relaxing about the clip-clop of horse hooves and the swish of their tails.  So turn off your smartphone and step back in time – plus you’ll get a chance to hear the history of the area, but only if you want to!

4. Check out some lighthouses.  I can’t figure out exactly why they are so captivating, but they are!  You can’t go inside very many, but I could stare at them for hours.  Something about the history behind the buildings and the fact that they still stand, despite centuries of assault by the sea, makes them magical.

3. Choose to have breakfast on the porch.  It’s the perfect opportunity to savor gourmet breakfast in the sea air and watch this sleepy New England town as it wakes up.

2. Enjoy our phenomenal beaches!  Most of the Maine coast features rocks and cliffs that aren’t exactly foot-friendly, but Kennebunkport Maine offers miles of soft, sandy shoreline.  Parson’s beach, just over the bridge in Kennebunk, is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen.  Please don’t miss it.  Since there is only parking for a handful of cars, hit this spot by bike or at off-peak hours, like the early morning or in the late afternoon.

1. Choose to stay in a Maine Bed and Breakfast!  You’ll get much more bang for your buck, and the whole staff will dedicate themselves toward making sure your vacation is absolutely perfect.

Granted, these are just my favorite things to do on vacation in Kennebunkport Maine, and I don’t claim that these things are going to make the perfect vacation for you.  Now it’s your turn to visit this incredible area and compile your list.  And please share!

 

A Shopping Getaway to Kennebunkport Maine

April 12th, 2011 by avadmin

Three great girlfriends checked out of our Kennebunkport Maine Bed and Breakfast after a week-long shopping trip today and headed home, with a car so full I don’t know how they saw out their back window!  But these lovely ladies got me thinking… There comes a time in every woman’s life when she just has to shop.  Now fellas, I’m not discriminating.  I am sure you have your shopping needs too, but, well, I can only speak from my experience, which, in case you didn’t know already, is as a female!  Next time the mood strikes, pack your bags

Kennebunkport Maine Bed and Breakfast dessert

Candy craving? Check out Yummies after a visit to the Kittery Outlets!

and head to Kennebunkport Maine, the perfect spot for your next shopping extravaganza.

So while Kennebunkport may not be the shopping capital of the universe, it is home to a plethora of fantastic boutique shops and amazing galleries.  Just steps from our Kennebunkport Maine Bed and Breakfast lies Dock Square – it’s just far enough that you won’t hear any of the hustle and bustle, but close enough that I can walk backwards and blindfolded in five minutes flat (not that I’ve tried, but you get the idea!).  Personally, I am a huge fan of Abacus and Complements, both fusions of modern art galleries and funky boutiques – perfect for one-stop shopping.  Want some fun, hip clothing and accessories without breaking the bank?  Try Zen.  Designer chic?  Benoit’s has you covered (literally).  If you need beachwear or reminders of your summer vacation to Kennebunkport Maine, then don’t miss American Sailor.  Frankly, there isn’t a single shop in town (and there are many more than I could ever mention) that isn’t adorable and unique, so don’t miss ‘em!  And if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, just ask – concierge services are one of the hidden perks of a Bed and Breakfast.

Outlet shopping more “up your alley”?  Our Kennebunkport Maine Bed and Breakfast is centrally located between two phenomenal outlet centers – perfect for hitting up both on your girlfriends getaway!  About 25 minutes to our south lies the town of Kittery, home to the famous Tanger Outlets.  Hundreds of shops flank Route 1 and could keep you busy for days.  But on your way back the the Maine Stay, make sure you stop at Yummies, a candy shop with over 10,000 pounds on display!  All that candy is sure to spike your blood sugar, even before afternoon tea at our Bed and Breakfast.

Freeport, home of L.L.Bean, is an easy 40 minute drive to our north.  Yes, you really can shop 24 hours a day in the store that doesn’t have any locks!  But this outlet town is designed for your shopping pleasure, where you can enjoy the feel of a Maine village with the perks of an outlet mecca.  So the next time your Visa needs a workout or your bff has a rough breakup, pack your bags to fill your bags in Kennebunkport Maine.

Kennebunkport Maine – Perfect for Your Summer Vacation!

April 7th, 2011 by avadmin

I may be a little biased, but I think Kennebunkport Maine is the perfect spot for your Summer Vacation!  Seriously, though, Kennebunkport is the ideal spot to spend a holiday.  As a kid, my family tried out oodles of vacation destinations throughout New England, and only visited the Kennebunks during the winter (which is also pretty great, I might add!), never finding that special spot that had everything we wanted. Soon after moving to the area, we discovered the error of our ways – so here’s my list of the top five reasons Kennebunkport Maine is the ultimate Summer Vacation:

  1. There are amazing restaurants!  I have absolutely no patience for mediocre food, especially when you’re in a tourist area.  Going away is supposed to be a special treat for yourself and your loved ones.  Bad food is not.  If you can get better food at Chili’s than when you’re on vacation, something is definitely amiss.  You won’t find that here!  This is truly a town for foodies.  Home to a fantastic food and wine festival (the Kennebunkport Festival, previously known as the Kennebunkport Fine Living Festival) and the only five star, five diamond restaurant north of NYC, this community is brimming with incredible digs.
  2. Incredible beaches!  Kennebunkport Maine has been rated one of the top beach communities in the country.  They’re not wrong.

    Kennebunkport Maine Beaches

    Definitely one of the best beach destinations in the nation!

  3. It’s nearby, but feels worlds away!  Honestly, I don’t want to drive too far for my getaway (and I don’t even have to deal with the “Are we there yet?” chorus) – it’s just not fun.  Unlike many other favorites summer vacation towns, Kennebunkport is just 90 easy highway minutes from downtown Boston and less than a tank of gas away from much of the Northeast.  Plus, once you get here, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time, to when life moved slowly, strangers were friendly and helpful, and homes were crafted like works of art.
  4. There’s tons to do or nothing to do, depending on what you want!  Aching for a relaxing vacay?  Nothing could be better than lounging on the beaches, reading a book in our backyard hammock, and getting served gourmet breakfast daily!  If you’re looking for something a little higher energy, check out the great walking/riding paths, amazing museums, awesome galleries and shops, fantastic theaters, and phenomenal parks/nature preserves.  There really is something for everyone here!
  5. You can be car-less!  And not just because gas is so pricey.  There is something so wonderful about not having to drive somewhere, something that separates you from your everyday life.  From our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, you can walk to just about anything!  And if you can’t walk it, rent a bike!

Now that Spring has finally sprung, it’s time to plan that special Summer Vacation.  So this year, don’t take a gamble, choose Kennebunkport!

Dispelling Myths about Bed and Breakfasts

April 5th, 2011 by avadmin

It wasn’t until very recently that I discovered how many myths still persist about Bed and Breakfasts.  In fact, this weekend I visited another great New England Inn with two friends and realized that they were nervous about their first BnB experience.  I couldn’t believe it!  Despite hearing all about our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, they had so many wacky ideas about inns.  It’s time to clear the air!

Young Innkeeper at a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

Meet me, innkeeper and Bed and Breakfast goer. A granny? Not exactly.

Myth #1: Bed and Breakfasts are for old fogies and run by old fogies.

Truth: FALSE!  Can I make myself a case and point?  Well, I just did.  I’m a 23-year-old innkeeper.  And a 23-year-old inn guest.  Honestly, the truth is that Bed and Breakfasts are the best way to travel, especially for young people.  You get great breakfasts for free. You get concierge services and help figuring out where the best places to eat and play are (and the secrets about where to get the most bang for your buck).  Who doesn’t want value like that?!  But BnBs aren’t just for Gen-X/Yers either – the baby boomers (hi, mom and dad) are pretty sweet too.

Myth #2: You have to socialize with the other guests… before your first cup of coffee.

Truth: Uh-uh.  One of my friends is a self-proclaimed introvert, so this was her biggest fear.  When we started home after our little getaway, she turned to me and said, “I get it!  You can be social if you want, but no one’s going to judge you if it’s not your thing.”  That’s the beauty of staying in Bed and Breakfasts – there’s opportunity to hang out with other guests or staff, but only if you want to.  She stayed in her comfort zone, while I, the queen of gab, got my fill of socializing.  And we were at the same place!

Myth #3: There’s no privacy and you’ll hear your neighbors.

Truth: Bed and Breakfasts are quieter than hotels.  First, innkeepers plan their rooms to minimize any noise between them.  Think about

Contemporary Bed and Breakfast suite

Got floral? Not here!

your typical hotel – I can usually hear the conversations of the couple sitting in the bed behind mine.  Our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast doesn’t have a single room where one bed is adjacent to another.  Plus, many BnBs are in historic buildings, and let’s be honest – they built things way better back in the day.

Myth #4: All of the rooms are old-fashioned and covered in flowers.

Truth: Not. Even. Close.  One of my favorite things about staying in inns is that every room is different, so while some options may be frilly, many are not.  Enjoy the variety!

Myth #5: Breakfast will be pancakes and muffins.

Truth: On what planet is that a good idea?  Can you say sugar coma?  Truthfully, innkeepers eat what you’re eating every day, so we’d feel pretty crummy if that was dished up.  Balanced breakfasts that you would never take the time to make for yourself are on the menu.  Food allergies?  Just let them know in advance!

Still got questions?  Innkeepers are real people that want you to have a really great vacation, so just ask!

Why Maine Bed and Breakfasts are Perfect for Your Next Vacation

April 1st, 2011 by avadmin

I have always been a fan of Inns, especially Maine Bed and Breakfasts, as I began visiting long before I became an innkeeper at a Kennebunkport Inn, but for many, BnBs are not the first thing that comes to mind when planning a vacation.  Recently the Professional Association of Innkeepers International launched a campaign called “A Better Way To Stay” to bring Bed and Breakfasts to the forefront of travelers’ minds.  And while it’s a groundbreaking idea for the industry, it’s premise is simple:  Inns and B&Bs are truly a better way to travel.

In 23 (almost 24!) years of staying in Bed and Breakfasts, here are my top five reasons to pass on the hotel and check in to your favorite Bed and Breakfast:

5).  Phenomenal linens – when you’re looking for a place to stay for your Maine Vacation, linens might not seem super important.  But when you slide into a set of incredibly soft sheets, it so does!

4). Cozy rooms that are all different.  Okay, you don’t actually stay in more than one room (unless you ask to!), but it is so cool that no one

Contemporary Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

No doilies here!

else is having the same experience you are!  Plus, you know that the owners and staff care.  And when people care, they care how clean it is, so take off your shoes and sink your feet into that plush, clean rug – just ’cause you can!  Also, let’s just address the elephant in the room right now.  Bed and Breakfasts are NOT all synonymous with doilies, lace, and floral.  It’s a myth.

3). Primo locations!  In amazing vacation destinations like Kennebunkport Maine, Bed and Breakfasts can be closer to the action.  Since they’re typically in historic buildings, they don’t have to be in commercial zones like the Hampton Inn would be.  Plus, that means you can pass on the gas and walk wherever you want!

Gourmet breakfast at Maine Bed and Breakfasts

Yum!

2). Great Innkeepers and staff – Hotels, no matter the brand or price, have zippo personality.  Even if you choose to have little interaction with your innkeepers, you get such a wonderful feeling from being greeted warmly by name at breakfast or after a day of exploring.  It’s those little things that make a getaway extra special… Let’s not forget their attention and advice – but not in a grandmotherly way!  Just the best recommendations for how to make your stay perfect.  The staff at Maine Bed and Breakfasts are not going to tell you their two favorite restaurants in town, they’re going to listen to what you want in a restaurant and pick the right one for you.

1). Breakfast!  Need I say more?  Seriously, what is better than waking up to the smell of freshly baking bread and sizzling bacon?  Plus, you don’t have to worry about clean up!

So next time you are looking for a little pampering, look no further than your Maine Bed and Breakfasts, because we are the better way to stay.  Happy vacationing!

 

Now Open: Pedro's, the Newest Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Restaurant

February 25th, 2011 by avadmin

It may be February, but things sure are heating up in Kennebunkport Maine with the opening of Pedro’s Restaurant.  Restauranteurs, Kate

Pedro's Restaurant in Kennebunkport Maine

Try Pedro's for a fun bar scene!

and Pete Morency, who also run Pier 77 and the Ramp, unveiled their latest venture on Tuesday evening.  Pedro’s Restuarant is located in the former home of Port Bakery.  So while the outside looks just the same, there are no reminders of this Kennebunkport Restaurant‘s former identity.  A large cement bar, chicly decorated with red leather chairs, clusters of clear glass lights, and unimposing flat screens, greet patrons as they enter the softly lit dining room.  A slightly spicy, slightly limey aroma fills the air, mingling with the chatter of guests and Mexican music.  Yes, this is Kennenbunkport Maine!

Down to what’s really important – the food. Instead of bread, meals start with deliciously greasy (and warm!) corn chips with mild-medium salsa of the blended variety, the perfect accompaniment to the phenomenal margaritas Pedro’s bartenders whip up with fresh citrus syrups.  Don’t forget the salt!  The menu features a wide variety of options from soups and salads to tacos and burritos.  Most are fairly standard Mexican favorites, but plenty offer a Kennebunkport Maine twist – ample fresh seafood!

Chicken enchiladas at Pedro's in Kennebunkport Maine

Chicken Enchiladas Verde - Yum!

The chicken enchilada verde was well received, despite an unexpectedly lime-tinged salsa verde, and was topped with gorgeous shredded greens, fresh tomatoes, and just the right amount of cheese.  But the big winner was the taco salad in a fried tortilla bowl, with perfectly spiced pinto beans and strips of juicy steak.  Yum!

This new Kennebunkport Restaurant is a welcome addition to the local dining scene, especially as it provides a welcome alternative to traditional Maine fare when you are “lobster-ed out.” (Though I must admit, that is something I have yet to experience.)  Not to mention that it is walking distance from your favorite Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  But if you’re looking for a romantic dinner or are looking forward to quiet conversation, keep looking, because you’ll be sorely disappointed.  With its youthful vibe, great decor, and full bar, Pedro’s was hoppin’ tonight and is sure to be a new hot spot in Kennebunkport Maine.

The verdict: Pedro’s is a keeper!