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Hyannis area

Yup, I agree with everything CCG said. I love Pain d'Avignon. And the Ocean House in Dennisport is wonderful.

Mar 31, 2014
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21st Birthday on Nantucket Island

Yes, knowing when you are coming will change my answer. If you are coming real soon, then i would recommend Lola 41 (downtown) or Pazzo (center of island). I love Black Eyed Susan's (many CHers love it too) and they are opening soon, but they are BYOB, so no LI Iced Tea. That's quite a starter drink...yikes. And with all the booze in it and the Nantucket mark-up, it will cost you around $15-$18 I bet.

Mar 31, 2014
ciclista in Southern New England

Best direct from farm artisan bacon and/or sausage in S.E.Mass?

CCG- (sorry, I have been off chowhound for a few months) Ok, I know this isn't local, as in you can't drive there in 30 minutes, but the sausage from Maurice Bonneau in Lisbon Falls, ME is outstanding. I have been eating his sausage since the pre-internet days when you had to bring it back in a cooler.
www.sausagekitchen.com

Mar 16, 2014
ciclista in Southern New England

Looking for an up-to-date list of BYOB restaurants on the Cape and Islands

Black-Eyed Susan's in Nantucket. I worldwide imagine most of the restos in Vineyard Haven, because it's a dry town.

Dec 01, 2013
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Nantucket Bay Scallops

Sorry...I was on my way to Chatham. Ok, so, YES! They are $19.99/pound on island. I bought some opening day and they are amazing! Deeeeelish!

Nov 08, 2013
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Rock Harbor Grill- Orleans, Cape Cod

I was there a few weeks ago in August and it was crazy busy. I plan to go back soon now that it is September. The food was great (Mmmm....finnan haddie chowder!!) and the service professional. Maybe I will see you and Jillian there on Friday, phelana!

Sep 11, 2013
ciclista in Southern New England

Need Oyster direction...

...and John Lowell's www.dennisoysters.com

Sep 11, 2013
ciclista in Southern New England

Need Oyster direction...

Wellfleet is an excellent use of your time! How can you research oysters and NOT go to Wellfleet to enjoy the famous eponymous bivalves? You also need to try Quivet Neck Oysters (East Dennis, MA) and check out Jonathan Smith's oyster beds. Call Fin restaurant and ask the owner, Martha Kane, about her husband's endeavor (because I don't know how to get in touch with him, Jonathan...maybe some other CHers know how).

I agree that you should check out Island Creek in Duxbury, too. C. Hamster says he thinks they were shut down though...I hadn't heard that.

Sep 11, 2013
ciclista in Southern New England

Nantucket Restaurant Week

Has anyone been anywhere? It's now through June 9. I am going to Center St Bistro tonight. Will report back.

Jun 05, 2013
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Cape Cod Doldrums

Wow...you aren't kidding! Cue the crickets and the tumbleweeds for the Cape Cod area in this Southern New England forum! It is verrrrry CT-centric right now. Thanks to dordalina for the recs, but I am in the same boat as phelana and CCG...I feel like I need a passsport to go to Falmouth from the mid Cape (she probably feels the same way about coming to Chatham).

Jan 05, 2013
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Fireflys in Framingham

You're right! That's where I first heard of it: Phantom Gourmet!

Nov 21, 2012
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Fireflys in Framingham

You should post this in "Greater Boston Area" as that covers Metro West. PS- I always wanted to try that place (I grew up in Framingham, parents still there), but I never made it. I hope it's still open.

Nov 19, 2012
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Cape Cod in November.. need suggestion for Chatham Area

Yes, Del Mar or Vining's Bistro (both in Chatham). I also like the Impudent Oyster. Sounds like a really nice trip.

Oct 09, 2012
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Lyric Yarmouthport...worth another look!

Maybe I can talk phelana into going on Sunday! I am so looking forward to returning. Glad you had a good experience, CCG.

Oct 05, 2012
ciclista in Southern New England

Cape Cod recommendations

What CCG said.

Oct 01, 2012
ciclista in Southern New England

Nantucket in November

Downtown: Le Languedoc, Center Street Bistro, Dune, and the Boarding House will be your finer dining options. For more casual, the Brotherhood, Rose & Crown, and 12 Degrees East should all be open. Black Eyed Susan's will be closed.

Sep 28, 2012
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Cape Cod - Sunday Brunch Recommendations

My friend and I had a fantastic brunch at Lyric (Rt 6A, Yarmouth Port) on Sunday. It's a beautiful, well laid out restaurant with great natural light. The menu was so great, I can't wait to go back and work my way through it. We both got the same thing: Eggs Benedict on grilled brioche with duck hash (instead of the Canadian bacon) for $10. No, we weren't redesigning the menu, this is an option! It was insanely delicious. Served with hash browns and fruit salad. Perfect lemony Hollandaise, too. We probably needed a side of Lipitor, but it was worth it. Our waitress was great, and I loved watching Ann, the owner, greet all of her guests. Piano player was just starting as we were leaving. Other menu items (that I can remember) that I want to go back and try: calves liver, a BLT, braised short ribs over grits, steak tips, build your own omelet, fish and chips, and the burger. The prices are insanely reasonable for a fine dining brunch experience.

Sep 28, 2012
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Lay it on me chowhounds of the cape, part 2

They're going to Israel.

Sep 17, 2012
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Cape wine store?

The Epicure is no longer on Main St in downtown Chatham. It is a preppy clothing store now. Unless I am mistaken and the Epi is still in business, but moved.

Not really "mid-Cape", but Town Center on Rt 6 in Eastham is a great wine shop. Knowledgable and wine-passionate owners are always there.

Sep 03, 2012
ciclista in Southern New England

nantucket recs

Did you do a search first? Do that. What meals? What is your price range/ threshhold of pain range?

Aug 25, 2012
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Mid Sept trip to Hyannis

Bring your bikes. The WAVE buses have bike racks on the front. Maybe you can ride to Sconset and bus it back (or the reverse).

Aug 25, 2012
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Mid Sept trip to Hyannis

Right in the heart of downtown Nantucket is the Greenhound bus station for the local WAVE buses. They leave every 20 or 30 minutes. $2 to Sconset. Piece of cake. You should do it. It's so worth it. Also from Greenhound you can catch the Madaket bus and get off at Sanford Farm ($1). And just grab another us back to town when ready. In Sconset you can do the walk, have lunch at Claudette's or Chanticleer (glamour lunch). Claudette's has great takeout. Check out the Beach Bar at the Summer House, but have lunch at your own risk. Gorgeous spot that is a train wreck. I want to love it do much, but it's a mismanaged mess. Then spend the day at the beach.

Aug 25, 2012
ciclista in Southern New England

Mid Sept trip to Hyannis

Re: Nantucket. Sconset Bluff walk is beautiful. You get to see all of the unique little houses of Codfish Park that are nestled cheek-by-jowl in the cutest village ever. But that "walk" is over in 10-15 minutes. Sanford Farm is miles of "groomed" trails, and a true walk. You really commit to a walk once you start. You can be iin there for an hour or two. They are two very different experiences. Sanford Farm is on the Madaket Road and has a parking lot.

Aug 24, 2012
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Mid Sept trip to Hyannis

Are you just on Nantucket for the day? Lunch only? As you probably know, Something Natural and Provisions are both sandwich take-out places, albeit with tables you can sit at. If that's all you want, they both do good sandwiches. Otherwise I too like Slip 14. Two new places are Seadog and Met on Main. I haven't been to either yet. I avoid town like the plague in summer.

Aug 23, 2012
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Victor's in Provincetown

OMG....your chicken enchiladas sound so good! Love the drag names...Hedda Lettuce, Sara Bellum, Virginia Ham, Sandy Beach, Miss Understood...

Jun 11, 2012
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Nantucket 2012

Did you do a search 02903? And you may be in luck (I don't know your exact dates): Nantucket Restaurant Week is June 4-10. Check out their website for specifics and participating restaurants. There are some great deals to be had. Yes, Black Eyed Susan's is one of my favorites (BYOB) and Centre Street Bistro, too (also BYOB). Both are downtown. There are new things afoot in the restaurant world here: Met On Main taking over the former Even Keel spot on Main St (but not open until July), SeaDog Brewing Co. is where the former Atlantic Cafe and Cy's were. Cru is the new hot spot where the Ropewalk used to be. Fog Island opened a branch out of town at the former Cinco spot. High End: Oran Mor, The Pearl. Affordable (that is, Nantucket "affordable"): Black Eyed Susan's, Lola 41, Fog Island, 12 Degrees East (former Cambridge St Victuals spot).

Jun 01, 2012
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What's good in Provincetown

Ross' Grille
Jimmy's Hideaway
Top of the Pot (at the Lobster Pot)
Fanizzi's

I want to try Ten Tables and Bubala's next time. My sister loves Napi's.

May 16, 2012
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Sesuit Harbor Cafe- Dennis MA

The food was great! The view fantastic (if a tad chilly). The lobster roll was an enormous amount of lobster and a good lobster to mayo ratio. A deal for the amount of lobster she got. I can't wait to go back.

May 07, 2012
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Gina's by the Sea - E. Dennis

Yes, CCG...I thought so! I spent many good years at Joe Mac's, too. In fact, I still had a t-shirt until recently, if you can believe it. I had a nice lunch yesterday with phelana at Sesuit Cafe. The food was terrific. Then I went to Mayflower Beach...gorgeous.

May 07, 2012
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'Epitome' of Cape Cod restaurant?

The Pearl on Nantucket does an Asian-themed wok fried lobster. It's very popular and there would be a foodie riot if they took it off the menu. Very $$$$ though.

Apr 23, 2012
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