Port Deposit, July 30, 2010 — Over the past few years we’ve carefully watched as Port Deposit has become a Cecil County destination spot for fine dining. As a result we often head that way to enjoy exceptional meals coupled with the atmosphere of an attractive historic river town that is ideal for strolling. Today was one of those times, especially in light of this pleasant July day as the region finally escaped oppressive humidity. When we arrived on Main Street with friends, there were plenty of fine eating spots to consider. Each of the five establishment has a unique market niche for the discriminating patron, focusing on everything from tavern food to Cecil County’s finest dining spot in our opinion (Back Fin Blues) and several choices in-between.
While we’ve mentioned this before, we haven’t talked about the newest spot, Capello Confections and Gifts. This is an excellent bakery found right in the center of Port’s downtown restaurant district.
After finishing our enjoyable meal, an attractive little red shop on the town square and the sweet smells wafting down Main Street pulled us right in. Inside we looked at a fine assortment of scones, cookies, cakes and lots of fancier pastries. After all of us purchased something we settled down on inviting chairs on Capello’s front porch. While enjoying the ambiance of a historic downtown, we munched on some delightful bakery products.
Be sure to check out the personal touch Capello’s provides while offering homemade products and old-fashioned small town service, especially if you have a sweet tooth. You won’t find any of those ingredients in some large commercial bakery in the corner of a big-box store. These tempting products will meet your expectations. This is another Port spot that’s now on our list of places to visit regularly since we’ve discovered such temping products. By-the-way, they also provide items for private parties and other off-premises purposes.
Oh while we were there we talked to an enthusiastic young person who is in the process of opening up a higher end coffee and sandwich shop. We’re told they’re going to have some of the finest, creative sandwiches around including Cubans, and they hope to open next weekend. We’ll be there to check it out and give readers a first-hand report.
Be sure to visit some of these places. It’s been great to see the revitalization that is going on in this old Susquehanna River town as new businesses that pull in tourists from a wide region locate here. It’s certainly caused us to become Port Deposit regulars.