The Cottages at Summer Village BLOG

May 14th, 2011

Welcome to the new Cottages at Summer Village Blog.  Starting with this issue, we’re going to focus on the usual, the unusual, and the just plain different activities, restaurants, and places to go in southern Maine.  But I need your help.

Some of you have been coming to the Cottages at Summer Village and southern Maine for years and know a lot more about the off-the-beaten path restaurants, beaches or activities than I do.  (I came here from Massachusetts via Colorado).  Would you be willing to share some of these ideas?  If you are willing, please email me at  I’ll take your information and share it with our wider audience through our blog, newsletter, or on Facebook.

To start things off, I thought you might like to know that there are 2 new restaurants in Wells as well as a new store that opened up last fall.

Yank’s Franks is a small, casual restaurant near the Wells Post Office.  They opened towards the end of last summer.  It serves all-meat hot dogs with natural casings, custom made in New England, by the Hummel Brothers.  When you bite in, the casings give a real snap and tell you that you’re about to have some fun.  Whether you take your hot dog straight-up or accompanied by any combination of their toppings, you can be sure that you are eating the “real” thing.  Yank’s Franks also serves chicken.  Address:  Yank’s Franks, 1738 Post Road (Route 1), Wells, Maine 04090, (207) 251-4002.  Open daily May through October.

Perkins Cove Candies makes some of the finest handmade chocolate candies in the area and now has a store in Wells.  Enjoy their delicious selection of almond bark, peanut and coconut clusters, caramels, and butter crunch—all in dark, milk and white chocolate.  And in the summer, don’t forget their homemade salt water taffy!  It’s delicious.  This summer the Wells store, which is on route 1 (next to CVS), plans to demonstrate the art of chocolate candy making.  Be sure to drop in and say welcome.



Moe’s Italian Sandwiches opened in Wells on April 27th.  They’re located on Route 1 next to the Laundromat and in front of Hannaford’s.  While the parking is not great, the sandwiches are delicious.  The flagship sandwich is “Moe’s Original Italian”—a combination of salami, provolone, onions, tomatoes, black olives, dill pickles, and sliced green peppers.  Quite a mouthful!  The shop also sells turkey, ham, veggie, meatball, tuna, and chicken salad sandwiches.

Back to the parking situation.  There are only a few parking spaces next to Moe’s and those are shared with the laundromat.  So if you plan to go to Moe’s, it might be easier to go into the Hannaford’s upper parking lot.  Park there, and then it’s just a few steps to Moe’s.

That’s it for this week.