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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at MaineToday.com and a music writer for MaineToday.com and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at Mainetoday.com. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the WCHS TV show “207” to talk about...music of course.

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Posted: March 17, 2015

“A tantalizing array of edible offerings” at Bomb Diggity Bakery and Cafe in Windham

Written by: Aimsel Ponti
 The Ridge Runner is made from Boar's Head Roast Beef melt with aged provolone cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, spinach and roasted garlic mayo on housemade foccacia bread. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

The Ridge Runner is made from Boar’s Head Roast Beef melt with aged provolone cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, spinach and roasted garlic mayo on housemade foccacia bread. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

Bomb Diggity is not only the name of a recently opened bakery and cafe in Windham, it’s also my new catch phrase to describe anything fantastic, including a sandwich from…Bomb Diggity. There’s a wholesale location in Portland and the Windham location opened last month.

The day that I hopped onto Roosevelt Trail (Route 302) was also the day job-shadow Ashley Mannette, a junior at Falmouth High School, was under my tutelage.


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Bomb Diggity is cheery and welcoming with plenty of natural light, friendly staff and a tantalizing array of edible offerings. From taming the beast of raging hunger to satisfying a sweet tooth and need for caffeine, this place has got you covered.

On the lunch front there are about a dozen sandwiches choices ($6.95 to $8.50) which gives me an excuse to go at least once a month to eat my way down the list. Next month I’m thinking about The Forager, which is a veggie melt with cheddar, avocado, sprouts, red onion, Kalamata olives and roasted garlic mayo on an English muffin. In May, I think I’ll try the Trekker – roast beef with cheddar, avocado and mesclun greens with chipotle mayo on white. Speaking of roast beef, for this visit I chose the Ridge Runner – a roast beef melt with aged provolone, caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms (I skipped these), spinach and roasted garlic on housemade focaccia. About seven minutes later, it was delivered and seeing that Ashley was already digging into her cookie while waiting for her own sandwich, I dug right in. This sandwich is what I like to call an “eye-closer” because my senses were filled with the taste, scent and textures of this savory sensation of a sandwich.

 Interior dining area at  Bomb Diggity Bakery and Cafe in Windham. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

Interior dining area at Bomb Diggity Bakery and Cafe in Windham. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

As for Mannette, she ordered (and soon became) a Happy Camper. You’re given a choice of meats, cheeses, veggies and breads so this sandwich alone could keep me coming back for another whole year. She opted for the black forest ham with Swiss cheese on white bread and reported that it was absolutely delicious. She appreciated the freedom to customize what goes the sandwich starting from the bread down to every last veggie. “It was filled with flavor and it tasted better alongside my soft and chewy gluten-free chocolate chip cookie,” said Mannette.

Welcome to Windham, Bomb Diggity Bakery & Cafe. If the flurry of customers streaming in and out the other day is any indication, it seems you’re settling in just fine. And to this I say…Bomb Diggity!

Bomb Diggity Bakery and Cafe

781 Roosevelt Trail, Windham | 207-893-8855 | bombdiggitybakery.com

HOURS: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes

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