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Cape Cod - Must Dos - Hynnais, Yarmouth

Sesuit Cafe Harbor was wonderful - great lobster roll and fabulous view. Thanks for sharing!

Jul 24, 2011
foodfan17 in Southern New England

Cape Cod - Must Dos - Hynnais, Yarmouth

Phelana - great list, thanks so much!

Jul 23, 2011
foodfan17 in Southern New England

Cape Cod - Must Dos - Hynnais, Yarmouth

Thanks all! Is it worth looking for lobster rolls, even if it's not a Cape Cod thing per se? Porker, I like the oyster idea.

Jul 23, 2011
foodfan17 in Southern New England

Cape Cod - Must Dos - Hynnais, Yarmouth

I'm headed to the Cape, staying near Hyannis in South Yarmouth, and looking for Chowhounders to lead my way. I've searched the boards, but haven't seen as much information as I thought I would. Best casual places? Best treat? General must try spots?

On my list so far:

Embargo
Chatham Pier Fish Market
The Oyster Compay
The Impudent Oyster
Keltic Kichen (breakfast)
Colombos Cafe
PB Boulangerie Bistro
Wequassett (for fine dining)

We'll also cook at the house - so top fish mongers? butchers?

Thanks for any leads!

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Impudent Oyster
15 Chatham Bars Ave, Chatham, MA 02633

PB Boulangerie Bistro
15 Lecount Hollow Rd, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Jul 23, 2011
foodfan17 in Southern New England

Wine Tasting and Dinners Solo - Santa Ynez Valley and Solvang

Thank you to everyone for sharing tips and local favorites! My trip to Santa Barbara was a success and I'll absolutely return.

In Los Olivos/Solvang, I ate dinners at Los Olivos Cafe and Root 246. Root 246 was nice, but LOC created a consistently delightful food through each course. I understand why their salads are popular at lunch. Paninos was a perfect lunch break during my day of tasting and the danishes from Olsen's Bakery were light and flaky; a bonus to staying at the Hadsten Inn. I'd recommend the Inn as a good mid-point location, with updated, clean rooms and friendly staff.

In Santa Barbara I made it to Renaud's Patisserie and the almond croissant held up to the hype. The macarons were quite nice as well, better than the Thomas Keller version I had recently at Bouchon in nyc. I also swung by La Super Rica, which I enjoyed, but didn't quite stand up to the tacos I had in Austin this summer at Torchy's Tacos.

Though I only had a few hours and one full day, I was able to make it to Andrew Murray, Daniel Gehr, Rusack, Melville, Lucas, Dierberg, Stolpman, and Lewellen, and tasted Au Bon Climat at Tastes of the Valley. I wanted to make it to the wine ghetto, but ran out of time. Based on discussions with locals, I think stopping at the wine ghetto is well worth a stop. If you're looking for closely situated tasting rooms, Los Olivos has a much stronger collection.

Many thanks, you all ensured I had a wonderful visit. I love the chowhound community!

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La Super Rica
622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Tastes of the Valleys
1672 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA

Root 246
420 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463

Bouchon
9 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Oct 14, 2010
foodfan17 in California

Wine Tasting and Dinners Solo - Santa Ynez Valley and Solvang

Thanks so much glbtrtr, I really appreciate all your advice and details. I will have a car and just booked a hotel in Solvang, so Root 246 will be a convenient as well. I'm hoping to spend some time in Los Olivos too and have read the Los Olivos cafe is a good lunch spot, even with the old Sideways baggage. My stay is short, so fitting in some nice tasting and food is the main goal and not mass imbibing wine. The SB tips sound very promising, I can't wait!

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Root 246
420 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA 93463

Oct 02, 2010
foodfan17 in California

Wine Tasting and Dinners Solo - Santa Ynez Valley and Solvang

I'm headed to the Solvang/Santa Ynez Valley next week with the intention of wine tasting for a day and fitting in a good dinner Tuesday and Wednesday and then stopping by Santa Barbara for breakfast Thursday before heading to Long Beach for a wedding.

I'll be traveling solo and am considering a wine tour through the grapeline for ease, though tours are not my first pick. I'm looking for suggestions for places I can dine comfortably alone and whether you'd suggest the tour idea or instead doing 2-3 wineries on my own. I'm thinking about staying in Solvang for the two nights. I'm a east coast food person, looking for 1 mid-price dinner, 1 treat, and any good SB AM suggestions. Thanks for any ideas, love this board!

Oct 02, 2010
foodfan17 in California

Bethesda - Thai

Has anyone tried the new Thai place across from metro? It's in the space where Gator Alley use to be. Hoping to grab Thai before a movie at Regal.

Jul 24, 2008
foodfan17 in Washington DC & Baltimore