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Worst of the Cape?

All in Provincetown: Had a terrible meal and experience a while back at the Red Inn, but other friends really like it. Ciro & Sal's seems barely alive at this point. Pepe's used to be a big favorite, but last summer, it had really gone down. Don't think we'll go back this summer. I've never had a good meal at Post Office Cafe. Lobster Pot, which used to be always consistently good, is hit or miss at this point, and the dining room is not being cleaned very well, so I feel a little sketchy eating there sometimes.

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Red Inn & Restaurant
15 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Post Office Cafe
11 Main St, East Greenwich, RI 02818

PB Boulangerie in Wellfleet

We had a fabulous dinner at Front Street their last night open of the season--maybe in October; we are there almost every weekend through December, so can't remember. We had a table of 8 and everyone enjoyed their dinners. I will definitely go back to Front Street when they reopen for the season.

We had two experiences for dinner at PB; the first one, we sat at the bar. It was in May and we got there late. We had a marvelous meal, great service, and a lovely glass of wine. The second time, late fall, we sat "outside" in the covered porch with heat lamps that really didn't keep the place warm enough. I kind of wish when we called as we were driving down from Boston that they would have told us they were full. Everyone was warm and cozy "inside" while the rest of us were shivering outside. Different experience entirely. Food was good--I had an Asian fusion tuna dish with star anise that was very good, but my wife's dish was unmemorable. We will go back, but our expectations are a bit modified at this point.
Love love love Blackfish in Truro. The people are great, the food is delicious. We will absolutely make this a regular stop on Friday nights as we head to Ptown.

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Front Street Restaurant
230 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Provincetown vegetarian

Caribbean Corner is closed now. The Tofu a go-go chef has moved to the Bradford Natural Foods Market, and so sells her famous tofu and peanut sauce wraps there. Saki, sushi, has some good nonmeat options. So does, as someone else said, Frappo 66.

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Frappo 66
214 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Caribbean Corner Cafe
269 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Provincetown Dead of Winter...help me decide...

Hi there
Devon's is closed for the season, so is the Pig. Too bad--I have to wait until April for the curry fries! Wired Puppy is open; Mews is open and terrific.

Provincetown Dead of Winter...help me decide...

Hi,
Yeah, that 9:00 arrival time is tough in the middle of winter in Ptown. Lorraines might be ok--it's on the other side of town from our place, so we don't venture down that far when it's really cold. If you are driving, you may want to stop in Orleans before you get to Ptown--lots more places open year-round. A favorite of mine: Land Ho. Good luck and have fun, and I hope you enjoy your time in our little town at the very edge of the state!

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Land Ho Restaurant
RR 6 Box A, Orleans, MA 02653

Provincetown Dead of Winter...help me decide...

Hi,
We have a year-round place in Ptown so are there quite a bit off season. Here's what's open now: The Mews (always great--make a reservation); Fanizi's (always good, reservations not usually needed, very cozy, great staff); Jimmy's Hideaway (open through Feb. 14; love these guys--get the Portuguese cod; one of my favorite dishes in all of Ptown); Napi's (someone said Napi's doesn't get a lot of love on this board, and I would agree with that and say the lack of love is undeserved. Good food, good vibe, great place for brunch; love the bloody mary's; good selection of dishes, and good all-vegetarian dishes.) Lorraines (Love it) Ciro & Sal's (not getting good reviews of late on other boards and not very crowded even on Friday and Saturday nights. That's it--some places that people have said are open are not: Victor's, Squealing Pig, Ross's Grill. Don't know about the Red Inn; went there once a couple years ago and didn't have a good experience, so haven't been back. Front Street and Sal's Place (both fantastic) are closed for the season. Hope this helps!

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Ciro & Sal's
4 Kiley Ct, Provincetown, MA 02657

Squealing Pig
335 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Red Inn & Restaurant
15 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Front Street Restaurant
230 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Napi's Restaurant
7 Freeman St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Sushi Cape Cod

Really Afar, you need to come to Provincetown and not just read about it from --ahem-- afar. That article was about fisherman going out to fish for tuna; but, that doesn't mean that it's being sold from the dock as soon as they get back.

Sushi Cape Cod

Townsend's on Conwell has good fish, but the only place I have seen sushi grade tuna is at Cape Tip Seafood on Rt. 6 in Truro, before you get to Ptown. And, they don't have it every time--I've stopped there on my way to town many times and I've only seen it once.

Sushi Cape Cod

Saki in Provincetown is good (some things are good, others are only ok), but it's not open through January as your post suggests. Also, in your post above about sushi in Provincetown, you mention Patio Grille, which is really just called the Patio, and they do not serve sushi. They have a tuna tartare, but not sushi. Also, Clem and Ursie's which you also mention, DID have great sushi, but they closed two years ago and the restaurant now in that space, Townsend's, doesn't serve sushi. We have a second home in Ptown and go year-round so have a better handle on what's going on there than what's on google. I'm a little surprised to see you 'review' or post about restaurants--and perhaps even entire towns??--that you haven't been to.

November Openings and Closings

It looks like the new branch of Sugar in Roslindale could open soon--the exterior is all finished. Interested to see what this one is because the sign says Sugar Bakery and Cafe--maybe it will be mostly a bakery but also sell sandwiches and pizza, like their Real Deal sisters in JP and West Roxbury?

Nov 16, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Best Burger and Fries combination in the Back Bay

OMG. Haven't thought about Tim's Tavern in years, probably because every time I do I want to cry that it's gone. I am not a diehard gotta have it burger fan, but I think of those burgers and weep. Loved that place.

Nov 16, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Olives in Charlestown--gone?

Just heard that the windows at Olives in Charlestown were covered in brown paper. Anyone know anything?

Nov 16, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Best Wine Shop

Hmm. Interesting. When I lived in the North End, I liked Wine Bottega, but thought it was pricey. Then again, I had less money then! You know, surprisingly enough, I have found a few good bottles on the higher end at Trader Joes in Brookline. Not something I would take to a swanky dinner party, but definitely something I would enjoy for an evening with friends.

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Trader Joe's
1427 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

Wine Bottega
341 Hanover St, Boston, MA

Nov 16, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Best Wine Shop

Hmmm. Not my pics for "serious" wine buying. Maybe the places to go to buy a case of Mark West pinot, but... I actually like Brix and Formaggio, especially the latter for organic and small batch wines. My faves are Solera in Roslindale Village, and Macy's in West Roxbury--i have never been sold a bad bottle of wine at either place that the staff chose for me. They always stick to my budget and they are fun to work with.

Nov 16, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Best Wine Shop

I love Solera in Roslindale Village, The wonderful Aussie gentleman there has never made a bad recommendation. I now go in and he makes a case and I have loved every bottle. I also like him, smart, to the point, and he knows his wines. Plus, he loves what he does, so he's always open to a little fun and a little daring. Definitely worth the trip.

Nov 16, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

good breakfast place in newton/brookline area

If you to to the Busy Bee in Brookline, you'll come out with your clothes smelling like day old fryer grease. Really MC, this is one of your faves? What about Zaftigs?

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Busy Bee Restaurant
1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

Nov 16, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Geoffrey's in Roslindale

Agreed. Geoffrey's in Roslindale is NOT Geoffrey's and it's a crime that the owner of the space continues to use the name. Her restaurant that was in that space, Salute, before Geoffrey's failed miserably because the food was bad and the atmosphere was unpleasant, even rude. They were especially rude to Tony's next door who has been in that space selling amazing meats and Italian sausages for more than 35 years. This is a crime. I live two blocks from this restaurant in Roslindale and I will never go back.

Nov 16, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Ten Tables JP vs. Cambidge

I don't know the chef in JP, but I can say that last night we had dinner there and were very happy. A beet terrine with arugula and toasted pistachios was fantastic; refined and flavorful. My arctic char was delicious; perfectly cooked and seasoned with wild rice and baby roasted artichokes. My wife had the TT burger, which, again, was perfectly cooked. The wine suggestions were perfect. It was a delightful evening. I overheard the owner say that she was working on a place in Provincetown, which makes us very happy since we have a place there.

Nov 16, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Geoffrey's in Roslindale

Michael says that the current business there knows that they are not supposed to be operating under Geoffrey's name. Different menu. Michael created the dishes at the real Geoffrey's and they have been on his menu for years. Don't know what's being served at the Roslindale fake Geoffrey's now.

Nov 14, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Allston Cafe closing..

Ah. Good to know. It has been a while since I lived there.

Nov 14, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Allston Cafe closing..

Just saw the sad news on Universal Hub. I used to live on Brighton Ave about two blocks down from this well-loved alternative fave. I'm sure the hood will miss it.

Nov 14, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Seeking Private Chef for Christmas Day in Boston

You might try contacting the Cambridge School for Culinary Arts and asking if they will send out a post to their jobs board. As a graduate, I frequently receive alerts when people are looking for personal chefs.

Nov 14, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Brunch at Clio?

Does anyone have any info on this? Went today and was underwhelmed: service bad, food mediocre, prices high. Is brunch here really Clio, or is it another group doing business as Clio? Didn't seem to fit.

Nov 14, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Geoffrey's in Roslindale

The restaurant with Geoffrey's above the door in Roslindale is not Geoffrey's that is owned by Michael Aplin. The new "owners" -- who are the landlords of the building -- have been ordered to take down the sign and they have refused. The new Geoffrey's--owned by the same owner who owned Geoffrey's in the South End during the 1990s and whose late partner was Geoffrey and for whom the restaurant is named--is now in the Back Bay in the old Laurel's location. The fact that the owners in Roslindale are wrongly operating under a business name that they do not own is really upsetting to Geoffrey's real fans.

Nov 14, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area

Tremont 647

Has anyone been lately? Was there last week after not having been there for a while and some of the signature dishes, particularly the sea bass in banana leaf, wasn't on the menu and none of the dishes seem to feature that special Andy jerk style. What's up? Has something changed?

Feb 21, 2010
terrilynn in Greater Boston Area