Category Archives: Food & Drink in Kennebunkport

What Is One of Rick’s Kennebunk Area Restaurant Raves for 2010?

Bev and I recently ate at a new restaurant named "Local 50" located in downtown Kennebunk, Maine.  It is a refreshing change from the "dimly-lit, romantic, barn-type establishments throughout the Kennebunks.  It is bright and cheerily decorated in shades of grey and silver with chrome chairs and tables.  The food is as refreshing too.  Owners, Merrilee and […]

What is The Kennebunkport “Fine Living Festival” and When Is It Scheduled?

The 6th Annual Arts in the Inns Festival is scheduled for June 2 – 6, 2010 and it has been renamed The Kennebunkport Fine Living Festival! For five days in June, chefs, artists, and wine makers from around the country will come together in Kennebunkport, Maine to celebrate and share their passions.  We'd like to invite you […]

When Is Maine Restaurant Week?

Maine Restaurant Week is Monday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 10  This is the second year for the statewide event, offering all of us an affordable and fun reason to explore new restaurants and visit old favorites during March, traditionally one of the quietest months of the year for Maine restaurants. Participating restaurants will once […]

Complimentary Wine Tastings at The Captain Lord Mansion!

What is Wine Time?  Join Bev and I one scheduled Saturday evening each month throughout the winter for our Captain Lord Mansion complimentary innkeeper's "Wine Time".  The next wine tasting is scheduled for Saturday, February 6th from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm. We have a young gentleman with exceptional knowledge and experience who will present the evening's […]

What Does the Kennebunk River Look Like From the Air?

The Kennebunk River from the Air! The Captain Lord Mansion is conveniently located overlooking the Kennebunk River just three short blocks from the Dock Square center of Kennebunkport.  The view from the cupola at the Mansion gives an excellent view of the village neighborhood of historic homes as well as a small glimpse of the river, but not this […]

What is Kennebunkport’s 2010 Pairing of Palates & Palettes?

The 6th Annual Arts in the Inns Festival: June 2 – 6, 2010 The Festival has been renamed Kennebunkport Fine Living Festival   For five days in June, chefs, artists, and winemakers from around the country will come together in Kennebunkport, Maine to celebrate and share their passions.  We'd like to invite you to join us […]

What is Your Lobster IQ?

Everything you ever wanted to know about lobster! (Or almost everything!) Today, many people consider lobster a delicacy.  In fact, you have to pay dearly for a really good lobster feast.  However, lobsters were once so plentiful that Native Americans used them as fertilizer and fish bait!  Also, in Colonial times they were considered poverty […]

Where in the World is ‘Taint Town”?

Here’s a hint: It ain’t Kennebunk. And it ain’t Kennebunkport. But you won’t find ‘Taint Town on a map anywhere. The only way to find it is to ask a local how to get there. Those who’ve been around a while will tell you ”Taint Town is the place where the lines of the two […]

Rick’s Restaurant Raves – Part 4

Joshua’s Restaurant, Wells, Maine A well-known food writer recently praised Joshua’s Restaurant as "Worthy of a long drive." fortunately, this award-winning restaurant is just a short drive south from the Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport, on Route 1 in nearby Wells. The 1774 dark brown Colonial may look austere on the outside, but as the day’s […]

Rick’s Restaurant Raves – Part 3

Pier 77 and the Ramp, Cape Porpoise If you’d love a dining experience where the view rivals the food for "spectacular," head just a few miles east of Kennebunkport, out Route 9, to the tiny, picture-postcard village of Cape Porpoise. At the very end of the Pier Road, you’ll find Pier 77 Restaurant, overlooking picturesque […]