‘Acoustic Dogs’ Sold On The Portland Waterfront

John Mayhew, 'Acoustic Dogs', offers the photographer a delicious dog, while Jay Bird, sometime musician there, looks on.

John Mayhew, 'Acoustic Dogs', offers the photographer a delicious dog, while Jay Bird, sometime musician there, looks on.

By Carol McCracken

It was a hot dog, mustard and soda kind of day today.  Sunny and warm and a good day to be outside.  Business was up for John Mayhew, owner of Acoustic Dogs, with his hot dog cart at the juncture of SailMaine and Portland Yacht Services on the waterfront.

But the miserable recent weather has put a lid on the number of dogs Mayhew has sold this season.  “People just don’t come out when the weather is like it has been,” said Mayhew.  He hopes to make up some of that lost revenue if the weather improves in the near future.

Mayhew used to own a Deli in Windham so he’s no stranger to the food business.  He’s planning on adding new food to his menu of dogs, chips and sodas until he finds the right balance for his many patrons in the area.

In the meantime, you may hear Mayhew say:  “Free dogs for sale here!”  It got lots of chuckles and some unexpected sales.