Aerosmith Drummer Joey Kramer Is Opening a Restaurant in Maine
This post originally appeared on Vanyaland.
While Steven Tyler is busy going country, Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is still grinding.
This month, it was revealed Kramer is opening a new restaurant up in Maine, and some of the menu items look like they’re ripped right out of Vanyaland headlines. Among the menu items to be served at the Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café & Restaurant – At the Mountain in the ski resort town of Newry are sure-to-be-delicious treats like “Janie’s Got a Bun” and “Livin’ on a Wedge.”
The new cafe and eatery is set to open in December, and will feature a coffeehouse and dining room with views of Sunday River Mountain. Named for Kramer’s organic coffee company, Rockin’ & Roastin’, the project is a joint venture between the musician and former vice chairman of the Boston Red Sox, Les Otten.
“Les Otten is a legend in skiing, and I couldn’t be more amped to partner up with him in this venture,” says Kramer is a press release. “When I started Rockin’ & Roastin’ in 2012, I always hoped it would lead to opportunities in the restaurant industry and this one is a dream.”
Says Otten: “I’m very much looking forward to this partnership with Joey, and his Rockin’ & Roastin’ team. Since I graduated college, the Bethel and Sunday River areas have been such a huge part of my life and I’m thrilled about this new and exciting project.”
More from the press release:
The exterior of the building will be reskinned, and the interior will undergo a total revamp fit for rock royalty. Among the unique memorabilia on display will be Kramer’s drum kit from the recent Aerosmith “Global Warming Tour” – a hand painted, glow-in-the-dark ensemble – making it a one-of-a-kind piece of rock history.
Among other renovations, the Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café & Restaurant will extend its prow front to the edge of the property with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the majestic mountains and with the addition of a unique built-in bar that boasts unobstructed views of the Sunday River Resort. The venue also will feature two other bars, live music and it will be open year-round.
Downstairs, there will be a casual café concept where baristas will prepare a variety of coffee drinks using the traditional Rockin’ & Roastin’ brews (Guatemala, Ethiopia, Sumatra), a signature espresso, an all-natural Swiss water-based decaffeinated version, organic flavored coffees and cappuccinos. For those looking to snack, it will offer fresh baked goods including coffee cakes, Danishes, pastries and muffins that are baked in-house as well as gourmet sandwiches. The menu items will be named with fun twists on Aerosmith hits such as “Janie’s Got a Bun” and “Livin’ on a Wedge.” Upstairs, there will be a full-service dining room that will dish out fare fit for the whole family such as a series of steaks, seafood and other approachable, classic preparations.
Those who wish to work at Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café & Restaurant – At the Mountain can submit a resume to [email protected]. Check out an architect rendering below via Allevato Architects.