Aerosmith Drummer Joey Kramer Is Opening a Restaurant in Maine

The Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café & Restaurant will serve up 'Janie’s Got a Bun' and 'Livin’ on a Wedge.'

This post originally appeared on Vanyaland.


Aerosmith

Aerosmith / Courtesy photo by Ross Halfin

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.

Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café

Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café & Restaurant / Courtesy image by Allevato Architects