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New Sandwich Shop Opens in Bucksport



Ellsworth American Photo by Cyndi Wood
Wayne Drinkwater, owner of Belfast Soup & Sandwich Restaurant in Bucksport, makes grilled Italian flatbread for his sandwiches daily.

BUCKSPORT — Bucksport’s newest restaurant is serving Italian flatbread sandwiches out of a building modeled after a Swiss chalet. Belfast Soup & Sandwich Restaurant opened May 10 at 100 Main St. in Bucksport.

Owners Wayne Drinkwater and his wife, Heidi, decided not to change the business name after relocating from Belfast.

“We have a following,” Drinkwater explained. “Visitors know us by this name.”

Drinkwater is chef, cashier and waiter at the restaurant, which is now open for lunch but will expand hours after Memorial Day.

His specialty is a grilled Italian flatbread flavored with herbs. It is the only bread the restaurant serves.

“It’s a homemade bread made daily without oil, no preservatives,” Drinkwater said.

“It’s warm and soft — it’s not a crusty bread.”

His mother, Sarita Crisostomo, brought the recipe with her from Sicily.

Customers choose a meat (roast beef, honey ham, roast turkey or tuna salad) and a cheese (American, Swiss or provolone) then head to the dining room toppings bar to load up on vegetables and other fixings.

The more than 20 selections include homemade hummus, Cajun mayonnaise, cream cheese with green olives and stuffing.

A sandwich is $6.75 and a soup and sandwich combination goes for $8.99.

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Cyndi Wood

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Cyndi is managing editor of The Ellsworth American. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter.
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