Sunday, August 15, 2010
Sundays in My Neck of the Woods
In Skowhegan, Maine there's a family restaurant that serves some of the best food in the state! It's called Ken's and is owned by Randy Dionne and his wife Monique. Ken's Family Restaurant was originally started by his dad, but the legacy is safe in the hands of Randy and Monique. The picture below show's Randy and Monique in the center with their sons Darren and Nathen on each side. It's not a new photo; the boys are now college age.
Randy does much of the cooking and supervises the kitchen, while Monique manages the wait staff, serves as hostess when she can, and performs many other tasks that help make the place a success. Besides her work in the family business, Monique is an avid biker and has for many years taken part in the Trek Across Maine, a 3-day, 175-mile across Maine and has raised thousands of dollars for the American Lung Association of Maine.
Getting back to the Restaurant, home cooking is their specialty, and they do it up right! The menu is varied. You can browse the burgers, sample the seafood, chow down on the chicken, or drool over the desserts. There's something there for everyone and it's all good!
On our last visit I had the boneless fried chicken, which is one of their specialties. It comes with coleslaw and fries, but I elected to substitute salad for fries. Unfortunately, I started to munch on the salad before I remembered to photograph it!
My brother decided to try their double cheeseburger. It comes with two patties covered with melted cheese side by side on a sub roll, with your choice of fries or onion rings. He opted for the onion rings, as you can see, an excellent choice.
I have a sister who lives in Skowhegan, and everytime I visit her, I have to eat at Ken's. The visit previous to this, I wanted to keep lunch light, as we had eaten a big breakfast. I ordered the chicken salad plate and was not disappointed. They also have a delicious fancy fried chicken, which we have taken home with us more than once.
This is fair week in Skowhegan, and every year, Ken's has a booth at the Skowhegan State Fair. Those onion rings , boneless fried chicken, and fried clams are popular with the fair goers! If you ever make it to Skowhegan, you absolutely have to stop at Ken's. It's heaven for your tummy!