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Kennebunkport Maine Welcomes Tia's Topside

October 8th, 2011 by avadmin

As you already know, Kennebunkport Maine is a fantastic destination, especially for people who enjoy dining, but Tia’s Topside is certainly a welcome addition to the culinary scene.  Each morning on my way to our Kennebunkport Bed and BreakfastI pass through Lower Village Kennebunk, which has featured a rather delapitdated building on a hill overlooking the water.  Long empty, we have been waiting for someone to restore the

Tia's Topside Kennebunkport Maine

Tia's Topside, a new Kennebunkport fave!

facade to its original splendor, and the wait is finally over!
Work began late this past summer and continued at a frenetic pace, culminating in its grand opening last Saturday night.  The cold, damp weather couldn’t even keep visitors away!  A fire blazed on the patio and patrons filled the enclosed porch, spilling down its enormous granite steps – you couldn’t help but notice as you passed through Kennebunkport Maine.  Though we usually wait a little while before testing out a new Kennebunkport restaurant, giving them some time to get their bearings, the need for a nice spot for “lunner” arose this week, so we decided to check out Tia’s Topside.  Even at 4:30, the stone fire pit was burning (big points for ambiance!) to welcome us inside.  Since we were noshing at a rather unusual hour, the dining room was basically empty, allowing us to take in the beautiful new decor.  Light airy colors are accented with deep ocean blue hues, and understated original works of art hang on the walls.  Though not broken in yet, the elegant wooden bar illustrated the great care with which this renovation was completed.
The entirely new staff was decidedly uncomfortable with their menu, but was happy to venture into the kitchen to have any and every question answered.  With such a large and varied menu, it would take me a long while to get acquainted with it too!  There really is something for everyone at Tia’s – from sushi and salads to raw oysters and old fashioned lobsters.  We were warned from the start that the portions were large, so we decided on their Topsider salad (basically their house), clam chowder, and a basket of fries.  The salads arrived looking stunning. Fresh baby spinach leaves glistened with just the right amount of maple balsamic vinaigrette, topped with mild goat cheese, walnuts, and grilled pears – absolutely delightful!  The chowder was the perfect consistency, neither too thin, nor too gloppy, and the french fries were out of this world!  They even left just a hint of skin on so you knew they were real – no pressed potato filler here.  And they glimmered with flakes of kosher salt, just to my liking (but if you aren’t a fan of super salty fries, ask them to go easy).
Bottom line, if you are looking for nice atmosphere that is an easy walk from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, Tia’s Topside is a great new destination.  The menu has something for everyone and isn’t too pricey. And as far as I can tell, the only downside is that you can only really see the water from the porch (but fortunately they have heaters and plastic enclosures so you will be able to enjoy it for longer.  Definitely a new hit!

A Kennebunkport Maine Clam Chowder Tasting

September 6th, 2011 by avadmin

There are two things that nearly everyone tastes while visiting Kennebunkport Maine – lobster and clam chowder (my apologies to the folks with shellfish allergies).  And while most people agree on what makes a good lobster, there is much dissension when it comes to chowdah.  Some like it thick, others prefer thin.  Some want lots of potatoes, while

Gran's Chowder House Kennebunkport Maine

Gran's was voted Best Chowder in Kennebunkport this year - now you decide!

others would rather pass.  There are the bacon fans and those who think it belongs on a burger.  Even within my own family, we can’t agree.  So instead of declaring who’s got the best around, here’s the scoop (or spoonful) on the recent favorites of guests at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast:

  • Gran’s Chowder House: This teeny take-out spot is a great spot for lunch, offering quiches, paninis, wraps and ‘wiches, alongside her famous pies and chowder.  Though I haven’t tried the corn variety, the New England Clam Chowder is excellent (and earns bonus points for being gluten free).  This year Gran’s was voted the best chowder in Kennebunkport, but as it is not thickened with flour, it is on the thin side.  As for the potato/clam ratio, there are approximately equal parts, and both are cooked perfectly.  The potatoes aren’t mushy and the clams aren’t too chewy (leaving no mouth full of rubber feeling).  For me, it’s pretty darn close to perfection, but to each their own!
  • Out in Cape Porpoise, Pier 77‘s signature clam chowder has a distinctly potatoey flavor (I assume they puree some to aid in thickness), but despite being thickened with flour, does not cling tightly to your spoon as some do (keep looking if gloppy is your thing).  But even if potatoes aren’t your fave, the views of Cape Porpoise Harbor and Goat Island Light are sure to bring you around.
  • Thick chowder lovers, don’t despair!  Despite the trend of restaurants, including many of those in Kennebunkport Maine, churning out gluten free options, staples like Mabel’s Lobster Claw and Alisson’s Restaurant have kept with tradition.  Their thick, ivory versions both offer slightly more potatoes to clams, but the recipe sticks to your spoon, requiring that extra lick to savor the last morsel!

    Clam chowder at Federal Jack's Kennebunkport Maine

    The new gluten free chowder at Federal Jack's

  • Federal Jack’s Brew Pub also offers a gluten free clam chowder, which definitely feels and tastes different from their old recipe.  Returning patrons might be surprised by the color and consistency, as both have changed. Instead of the previous snowy-white version, their new concoction trends toward the tan, while the famously viscous blend has thinned, but certainly not to a soup.  Though Fed’s chowder is saltier than some, it definitely goes heavier on the clams (though small), with slightly more clams than ‘taters.
  • Sadly, the chowder at Cape Pier Chowder House isn’t gluten free, but it reportedly features the highest proportion of clams to potatoes around.  Just barely off-white, their blend is thick (but not borderline pudding-like) but doesn’t overwhelm you with flour flavor.

Fortunately for my family (and, of course, visitors to Kennebunkport Maine), there are oodles of options when it comes chowdah.  So next time it’s your turn to decide – so slurp, slip, or spoon to your heart’s content!

Enjoying a Waterfront Lunch in Kennebunkport Maine

September 2nd, 2011 by avadmin

Sometimes it is hard to believe that in the seaside village of Kennebunkport Maine, there are only a handful of waterfront restaurants.  But for many, sitting on the water and enjoying a good meal is an absolute must – a deal breaker even! As usual, we’ve got you covered, no matter what style restaurant strikes your fancy.

Kennebunkport Maine marina image

A calm day at the marina in Kennebunkport Maine

Looking for casual?  Federal Jack’s sits just a short walk from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast and in close proximity to the beach (a perfect midway stop to or from).  Perched on the second floor, directly above the Kennebunkport Brewing Company and towering over the marina, Fed’s offers great views of the calm river flows and the gorgeous boats moored there.  In the warmer weather, patrons can choose to eat on the porch, which allows even better views of the water.  A short drive (or bike ride) outside of town will bring you to the working pier in Cape Porpoise.  Situated on what is perhaps the most ideal piece of property for a restaurant, Cape Pier Chowder House serves the basics.  Though items like hot dogs and grilled salmon grace the menu, steamed lobster and fried fish keep guests coming back for more.  Make sure you’re prepared for super casual, as this dig is “take-a-number” style, with picnic benches on a deck over the water that they would prefer for you to bus yourself.
If that doesn’t sound quite your speed, the Arundel Wharf Restaurant maintains the more casual atmosphere paired with a more extensive (and varied) menu.  The view again is of the river, but looks out upon the Franciscan Monastery, providing a tranquil scene, which sharply contrasts the shiny yachts and motor boats in the the nearby marinas. The Ramp at Pier 77 offers truly unique views of the Cape Porpoise Harbor, as the water laps the side of the building just a few feet below your seat.  Because their kitchen services Pier 77 above, a more upscale dining spot, the food quality is excellent.  Though not quite “fine dining,” as tables lack linens and servers take on casual dress and attitude, Pier 77 offers high quality meals and stellar sights.  The private dining room on the second floor (great for private functions or larger groups) has a gorgeous views of Goat Island Lighthouse.
For fine dining, however, you have two excellent options.  Stripers Restaurant overlooks the mouth of the Kennebunk River as it meets the Atlantic, and while its menu features standbys like burgers and lobster rolls, you have the option of more fanciful creations.  The Cape Arundel Inn, new to lunch service this year, sits high above the crashing surf and overlooks the Bush property.  Though I have yet to personally enjoy their midday service, I have the utmost confidence that lunch is every bit as delectable and indulgent as dinner.  Plus, during the day you won’t have to worry about chasing the light or losing your view!
So no matter where you spend your day in Kennebunkport Maine or what sort of dining you are looking to do, you are sure to find the idea waterfront location for lunch!  Bon Appetit!

Celebrate National Goat Cheese Month in Kennebunkport

August 12th, 2011 by avadmin

Did you know that August is National Goat Cheese Month?  I sure didn’t!  But as usual, I can’t think of a better place to celebrate than in Kennebunkport Maine.  Some of our favorite restaurants offer fantastic dishes featuring goat cheese, as do some popular entrees at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  One of my favorite things about summertime is the plethora of fresh, juicy berries, something that we feature regularly on the morning menu.  And conveniently,

Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast meal

Our Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Fresh Thyme

strawberries go great with goat cheese!  So later this week, in honor of National Goat Cheese Month, we will be serving broiled strawberry goat cheese bruschetta.  As we typically do, we’ll serve this delightful breakfast with a lightly oiled baby arugula salad, giving you a little extra bite and nutritional punch!
But there are plenty of other opportunities to get your goat cheese fix in Kennebunkport Maine, not the least of which are the amazing restaurants in town.  For all you goat cheese fanatics out there, here’s a peek into some menu items that might be up your alley, but are surely in the spirit of the month!  In case you didn’t get your fill of strawberries and goat cheese at breakfast, you can indulge (without the guilt, of course) in a strawberry goat cheese salad at Federal Jack’s Brew Pub, which comes dressed in a basil vinaigrette and sprinkled with sunflower seeds for extra crunch.  Top it with some grilled chicken to make it a balanced meal.  Just down the street, Alisson’s Restaurant does their take, adding blueberries (for authentic Maine flavor) and slivered almonds, but take a sweeter approach with a strawberry dressing. As long as you don’t mind a quick drive (the view is more than worth it, I promise), a trip to Pier 77 and the Ramp for an out-of-this-world spinach salad topped with softened goat cheese is a must.  No matter the month, this is my go-to order and it is always fabulous!  If a salad just won’t cut the mustard, the traditional bruschetta or four cheese pizza in Grissini‘s Grotto might just hit the spot.  Looking for a romantic setting?  How about On the Marsh Bistro and their Tagliatelle pasta with, what else, but delicious goat cheese!  But if nothing but straight up cheese will do, head to Old Vines Wine Bar for a glass of wine and the finest aged bucheron.  No matter what you choose, Kennebunkport Maine is clearly the perfect place to celebrate National Goat Cheese Month this August.

Date Night: Kennebunkport Dining With (out) Kids

August 2nd, 2011 by avadmin

As a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast that welcomes families, we understand that dining with kids is usually very different than eating out as a couple.  In the morning adventurous kiddos can enjoy our gourmet breakfast daily, or they can opt for cereal (yes, we even have Lucky Charms!).  And lunches at the beach are flexible enough to satisfy

Federal Jack's Kennebunkport

A view from the deck at Federal Jack's

even the fussiest of eaters.  Dinner, however, is another matter.  Fortunately, Kennebunkport Maine offers a plethora of family-friendly restaurants.
So if you’re looking to nosh with the little ones, Federal Jack’s Brew Pub and Alisson’s Restaurants are super casual digs within stroller walking distance of our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  For food with a view that’s a step up and walkable for even the teeniest of tots, check out the Arundel Wharf Restaurant.  When reservations are a must (especially with a large party) so your kids won’t have to wait too long for dinner, Lucas on 9 is an excellent choice. Plus, it is just down the road from Goose Rocks Dairy, the best spot for homemade ice cream in Kennebunkport. Lobster

Clay Hill Farm Ogunquit

A glimpse at the gardens at Clay Hill Farm

lovers will get a kick out of Nunan’s Lobster Hut, but don’t let that steer you away – hot dogs, PB&J, and grilled cheese are always available.  While not all children will enjoy the fusion style menu at Bandaloop, their macaroni and cheese has nearly universal appeal, allowing Mom and Dad to indulge in a great meal without alienating their tykes.
But every so often the idea of a dinner out without the little ones is incredibly appealing.  Fortunately, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant in Ogunquit has the perfect solution – Date Night!  Each Tuesday you can make your dinner reservation for 5:30, and enjoy a romantic dinner for two in a spectacular setting.  Your kids will be fed dinner and entertained on their Veranda with crafts and a movie until 8 pm.  For just $5 per child, it’s cheaper (and more convenient) than finding a babysitter.  Now if only they would brush their teeth and put them to bed too!

Farm to Table Dining in Kennebunkport Maine

July 9th, 2011 by avadmin

Before Farm-To-Table dining became the new “it” thing for restaurants, several Kennebunkport Maine restaurants offered this to their patrons.  Just down the street from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast lies Bandaloop, a small, slightly funky restaurant that focuses on utilizing local ingredients and organic products.  Their menu changes regularly so as to accommodate the freshest seasonal ingredients.  A personal favorite, I could honestly eat at

Bandaloop Restaurant

Even the red door lets you know you're in for a fun, funky dining experience at Bandaloop!

Bandaloop any (and every) night of the week.  Not only is the cuisine good for you and the environment, the preparations are incredibly inventive (when was the last time you had an egg roll with sour port wine and balsamic reduction?).  Plus, you can mix any protein on the menu with any of the signature sauces, so if you’re craving Scott’s caramelized onion gorgonzola cream sauce but aren’t feeling a Maine ribeye, try it on a

Local farms at 50 Local

Today's list of local suppliers at 50 Local

bone-in pork chop or even fried tofu (and yes, he’ll even make it gluten free by coating it in corn starch!).
But if you don’t mind driving to dinner from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, you can hit up 50 Local in downtown Kennebunk, just an 8 minute drive from Kennebunkport Maine.  A relatively recent addition to the dining scene in the area, 50 Local is owned and operated by a native of Kennebunk, and even offers produce raised right here in town!  Considering that there are only two farms (and one is more farmstand than farm), that is quite an achievement!
The restaurant who takes the cake when it comes to Farm-to-Table dining is Joshua’s Restaurant in Wells.  Joshua, the chef, was born and raised in a farming family in Wells that sold organic produce, which, to this day, supplies much of the restaurant’s produce needs.  When the farm cannot sustain the needs of patrons, Joshua and his family use other farmers in the area (organic when possible).  The small set menu allows for and ensures the freshest of ingredients are used, even in their homemade breads and ice creams.  The 6 mile drive from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast is so worth it.
Honestly, the dining options in Kennebunkport Maine (as you probably realize) are terrific, but these three restaurants truly stand out in terms of their commitment to providing patrons with the freshest ingredients grown as nearby as possible.  Our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast shares in this commitment, as we are working on obtaining more local ingredients daily – we’ve even planted an extensive herb garden this year!  But in the meantime, to satisfy the locavore in you, check out 50Local, Bandaloop, and Joshua’s for some incredible meals.

Wells Beach Steakhouse: A Not Kennebunkport Restaurant Review

June 7th, 2011 by avadmin

Now that I’ve eaten at basically every Kennebunkport Restaurant, the foodie in me is hankering for some new fodder, so we headed out of Kennebunkport Maine to test out the Wells Beach Steakhouse.  Located on Mile Road, just off of Route 1 in Wells, we arrived just about 12 minutes after leaving our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  Since I’m not a

Wells Beach Steakhouse, a great Kennebunkport Restaurant alternative

Try the WB salad!

fan of beef, this seemed like an unusual choice, but the assortment of seafood sold me.

Once inside, a swishy lounge and bar, complete with glittering star-like ceiling lights, greets diners, and a friendly host led us to extraordinarily comfortable booths.  I mean really cozy.  The decor was impeccable, though some might find it a little on the dim side, with clean, modern lines.  The dinnerware matched perfectly, coming in a variety of unusual shapes, but all in a crisp white.

No meal is complete without a large quantity of green veggies (yes, that includes breakfast – we even serve light salads at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast), so we started with salads.  The WB Spinach Salad was wonderful – baby spinach leaves, lightly dressed with apple cider-cranberry vinagrette, topped with shoestrings of radicchio, goat cheese, and paper thin slices of pear.  The creamed spinach smelled and looked absolutely delectable, though because it isn’t gluten free,

A salmon snapshot before it was gobbled up!

I didn’t have the pleasure of my own taste test.  But the arrival of entrees quickly banished that disappointment.

The salmon arrived perfectly cooked, boasting just the right crisping of those hearty omega-3s.  Always a fan of hollandaise, I asked for some on the side.  After tasting the red onion-dill aioli that is usually paired with the salmon, my request was entirely unnecessary.  I must admit, it didn’t go to waste (but mine is better!) and went incredibly well on sauteed spinach and even the spiced French fries.  The scallops were similarly well received.  But what about the steak?  Since Kennebunkport Maine lacks a great steakhouse, this was the real barometer of the quality of this newfound eatery.  Ding, ding, ding!  We have a winner!  The steaks were fabulous.

The only downside to this non Kennebunkport Dining experience was that I was too full for dessert!  Those who know me, that’s a real rarity.  But with exorbitant entree portions (though not enough for leftovers!), there was no hope to scarf down any sweet treats – not even Big Daddy’s Ice Cream, which we passed on our way back to our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  So if you’re looking for a great steak dinner or just want to see another part of Southern Maine, the Wells Beach Steakhouse is definitely one to add to the list!

Best Places to Eat Lobster in Kennebunkport Maine

May 6th, 2011 by avadmin

Kennebunkport Maine is a quintessential Maine town, and when I think of Maine, I think of two things – lobster and blueberries.  But since nobody makes gluten-free blueberry pie, I’ll have to tackle lobsters (not that I mind, of course!). At age two, my parents decided to expose me to this New England treat and let me share my mother’s dinner.

Kennebunkport Maine Lobster Tree

Kennebunkport Maine gets creative with traps!

Unfortunately for her, I ate the whole thing.  That started me on the road to becoming a crustacean connoisseur.

Frankly, it’s pretty convenient that I find myself in Kennebunkport Maine – it keeps my appetite well satiated. Particularly at this time of year, the options for lobster abound.  So whatever atmosphere you fancy, I’ve got the spot for you.  Rather, Kennebunkport Maine has the lobster restaurant for you!

While not my preferred way to consume these crustaceans, many guests at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast really want to experience incredible lobster in a fine dining atmosphere.  I suppose since somebody else will be laundering the table linens, go ahead and make a mess!  So if this is on your bucket list, we should make dinner reservations for you at the Cape Arundel Inn.  Here, get your lobster lazy-man style and enjoy the succulent meat while overlooking the Atlantic.

Another oft-requested item is lobster pot pie, and while I wouldn’t choose that variation (and not just because it isn’t gluten-free), the Kennebunk Inn is know for its lobster pie.  In fact, it was recently featured on the Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”  I must say, however, it sure wins bonus points for creative presentation, as a portion of claw is served poking out of puff pastry.

But for a purist like myself, lobster is best served by a shack.  Mabel’s Lobster Claw, a long-term staple in Kennebunkport Maine, is a more refined shack.  The menu offers a fair amount for non-seafood eaters and servers really do serve you, right at the table!  Unfortunately, you’ll pay for the ability to have options, so Mabel’s certainly isn’t a buget-traveler’s pick.  Nunan’s Lobster Hut, however, will bring you the cheapest and best around.  Granted, if you don’t eat seafood, the pickings are rather slim.  That said, the Nunan family has been lobstering in town for generations, and they know how to cook a lobster.  If you’re not in the mood to sit inside, take a trip down to our local fish market and ask them to cook yours for an instant picnic.  We’ll even supply the crackers!  Honestly, though, Kennebunkport Maine does lobster, so you really can’t go wrong.

Pizza Pies in Kennebunkport Maine

April 29th, 2011 by avadmin

At our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, I regularly get asked where to find the best pizza in Kennebunkport Maine. Since I could never eat enough lobster, I can’t imagine looking for pizza when visiting a seafood mecca (Maine does

Pizza at Grissini, a Kennebunkport restaurant

Try a thin crust pizza and salad for a delicious dinner in Kennebunkport Maine!

supply over 75% of the nation’s lobsters).  It doesn’t help, however, that I am gluten-free.  But I seem to be overruled – people just have to know where to find the best pizza pies around.

Hands down, the best pizza comes from Grissini, a restaurant not far from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast in Lower Village Kennebunk.  The upstairs trattoria offers sophisticated Italian dining, while the lower level houses the “Grotto,” a cozier and more intimate space.  When dining downstairs, you can choose from two menus, choosing fine or casual dining, or some combination of the two.  But Grissini’s basement is the only place you can order their amazing pizza.  With its thin, delicate crust and perfect application of gooey cheese, I briefly considered going for the gluten (or maybe I should say “glutton”!).  Nevertheless, with its crisp and non-doughy crust, wood fired and baked to perfection, even the lightest of eaters should have no trouble polishing off a small pie.  So if you’re looking for a delectable dinner with an elegant atmosphere, look no further than Grissini.

Sometimes, though, nothin’ but a pizza and beer will do.  Just off Route 1 in Kennebunk sits Sebago Brewing Co., in the former home of a brick-oven pizzeria and Italian restaurant.  Sebago Brewing is well-known for its Maine-made brews, but its Kennebunk location is the only one to offer “Flatbreads.”  Essentially individual-sized pizzas fired in their brick oven in a variety of flavors (with and without traditional marinara sauce), these are perfect for sharing or for those who can’t (or won’t) compromise!  But don’t enjoy their local beers too much – you can’t walk back to our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.

Sometimes after a long soak in the tub, a phenomenal afternoon nap, or a great game on TV , visitors don’t feel up to walking to dinner in Kennebunkport Maine.  Instead, delivery calls.  Looking for take-out?  Try Lower Village Take-Out for pizza and your favorite fried food.  But be forewarned – they don’t deliver every night of the week!

On a gluten-free getaway?  Duffy’s in downtown Kennebunk offers gluten free pizza crusts with any of your favorite toppings!  They can be a little dry, so be sure to ask for extra sauce, but if you need to join in on the junk food action, Duffy’s will hit the spot.  And best of all, it’s just around the corner from Dairy Queen – the perfect ending to a pizza dinner.

Ryan's Corner House – A New Kennebunkport Maine Restaurant

April 22nd, 2011 by avadmin

Ryan's Corner House - Kennebunkport Restaurant

Ryan's Corner House is the Newest (and Cutest) Restaurant in Kennebunkport Maine!

After a winter’s worth of anticipation, Ryan’s Corner House, the newest Kennebunkport Maine restaurant, has finally opened, just steps from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  This Irish Pub is the real deal, serving up plates of Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie, and loads of potatoes!  The atmosphere is definitely cozy, with the bar and mixed height tables filling every spare inch.  In other Kennebunkport restaurants, this might feel cramped, but at Ryan’s Corner House, with its friendly staff and jovial patrons, the feeling is entirely welcoming.  That said, I can’t wait for the weather to be warm enough for their patio seating to open!

The noise inside is punctuated by fiddles and jigs and more than a few jolly Irish accents – and, yes, they are real.  The Ryan family moved to Kennebunkport Maine from Ireland less than two years ago.  And speaking of families, theirs was all there – mom, dad, two kiddos, and an uncle or two – the whole shebang.  Obviously I am rather partial to family businesses, but there is something incredibly homey and comfortable about walking into a restaurant where everyone is pitching in – even two little guys on school break.  Okay, there was a lot more socializing from them, but it absolutely adds to the experience! Plus, the kids have the inside scoop on what to order!

So down to the food:  For genuine Irish fare (with a few Maine staples interspersed for good measure) and great comfort food, Ryan’s Corner House is a must.  The potatoes are real, and real delicious – fried or mashed (there’s none of that “potato product” here), and the portions are large enough to last even the heartiest eaters two meals.  If you’re hankerin’ for leafy greens, this probably isn’t the spot for you (although their are salads on the menu), but if you need a stick-to-your-ribs meal or the ultimate grilled ham and cheese, head directly from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast to Ryan’s Corner House.

PS – I still think a Reuben sandwich needs to be on the menu, even though it was patiently explained to me that neither Reubens, nor corned beef, are actually Irish.  But I want one, and I know that these guys can do it right and get all the cheese to melt, even in the middle!