A dreary and dismal weather day brought me to The Landing in Windham.

Greeted by owner Donald Gordon upon my arrival, I quickly found my way to the bar, after nodding to the Red Hat ladies having lunch.

The Gordons, Donald and his wife Alyssa, have owned The Landing for more than two years and reinvented the atmosphere and food with selections to suit most anyone. With 12 bar seats and several tables, there’s plenty of room in the bar area at this restaurant.

And there are plenty of good beverages to choose from, including Frye’s Leap IPA, Sam Adams, Sam Summer, Newcastle, Budweiser and Bud Light on draft. Bottled selections include PBR, O’Doul’s, Corona and Corona Light, and Guinness.

Wine choices include Jed Steeler Shooting Star ($6.25) and Four Vines Naked Chardonnay, and there’s also Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Twisted Teas and a fully stocked bar of liquor choices.

With free Wii, three large-screen televisions, a touch-screen jukebox, a dart board and 2010 versions of Buck Hunter and Golden Tee, you’ll find also plenty of virtual entertainment at The Landing.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t enjoy the large deck that seats 32 customers because of the weather, but I plan to stop by on a sunny day.

Happy hour here is daily from 3 to 6 p.m., with $2 drafts, $2 well drinks and half price offers on selected appetizers.

On Monday and Tuesday kids eat free (one free meal per adult entree). Wednesday is college night with $2 drafts and well drinks. Thursday features karaoke or live music at 8 p.m. Sunday is beer and wing day with 25 cent wings and tall beers for the price of smalls.

The food menu at The Landing is extensive. Chowders, burgers and salads are offered along with seafood choices like scallops and clams, pasta entrees and plenty of landlocked meals, including sirloin tips and Cajun chicken.

During my visit, I tried a Frye’s Leap IPA, a cup of chowder and a fish slider and my bill was only $10. That made me and my wallet happy.

Coming up on Sunday is the 2nd annual Backyard BBQ at The Landing. For $10, from 2 to 6 p.m., enjoy an all ages event with live music, food and drink. Sidecar Radio will be one of three featured bands. Tickets are available at The Landing or Bull Moose.

Amber Olesen is a freelance writer who lives in Westbrook.

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