There are three new options for pizza, sweet treats and coffee either online in or in store for Greater Bangor. One is a second location for an already popular bakery, one is an old menu set to be revamped by a new owner, and one is an altogether brand-new eatery.
Bangin’ Whoopie, Bangor
Last fall Whoopie Pie Cafe owner James Gallagher revamped his business to focus almost solely on what the Legislature has declared Maine’s official state treat: whoopie pies. Bangin’ Whoopie, as he renamed the business, has retained its 621 Hammond St. location, but has done away with the sandwiches, soups and other lunch specials, and now sells only whoopie pies in more than 50 flavors — from classic chocolate and vanilla to blueberry maple, gingerbread and key lime. Gallagher said he is now preparing to open a second Bangin’ Whoopie location in downtown Bangor, located at 6 Water St., at the corners of Main and Water streets, the former location of both ButterUpCakes and Cake Concoctions. Bangin’ Whoopie downtown is slated to open by the end of February. For more information, visit banginwhoopie.com.
Logical Sip, Brewer
Logical Sip, the coffee shop and bakery located at 103 Center St. in Brewer, has found a new owner. Owner Alison Keane announced this week that her last day open will be Feb. 27, at which point the cafe will close for a few weeks and reopen in mid-March under new ownership. New owner Amanda Brooks said she intends to do some renovations and reopen with a revamped menu that will keep the coffee and baked goods, but add some healthier options, including fresh juices. For updates, visit the Logical Sip Facebook page.
Outta The Ordinary, Old Town
This new pizza, burger and wing joint opened in December at 296 Main St. in Old Town, the former location of Acme Pizza & Wing Company. Owners Kyle and Stefanie Lemieux offer gourmet pizzas, such as a grilled chicken, garlic and caramelized pear pizza and a crab rangoon pizza topped with fried wontons and sweet chili sauce. There are also stuffed burgers with fillings themed according to favorite dishes such as jalapeno poppers and Thanksgiving dinner. Outta The Ordinary is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and also delivers to Old Town, Orono and Milford. To view the menu, visit otomaine.com.