Sunday, September 12, 2010

Going Local in P-town

A couple of weeks ago, amidst the chaos of moving, painting, and other end of summer madness, my husband and I managed to escape to Provincetown for a short but wonderful weekend. In addition to catching the last night of carnival and perusing the galleries of Commercial Street (perfect painting for the new nursery--check!), we also managed to sample plenty of scrumptious local fare. Here are a few of our favorites, just in case you're planning a late season foray to the Cape yourself!

My husband procured some delectable oysters from this dude with a cart. Didn't manage to snap a pic of the fisherman himself (bearded and rubber booted, just as you imagine), nor could I sample the wares in my current state, but my husband will attest that Wellfleet oysters are just as good you've heard.

If you are an oyster lover or count yourself among the curious, you might consider spending a crisp, fall afternoon at the Wellfleet Oysterfest, coming up on October 16th & 17th. In addition to lots of delicious local bivalves, there will be a 5K road race, an arts & crafts fair, and a sure to be amazing shucking contest. Click here for the schedule of yummy events!

Saltwater taffy. The obligatory and oh so guilty stick-to-your-teeth pleasure.

By Saturday night, after so much walking, my baby belly demanded to stay in the hotel room and get some serious rest. Heartbreaking, given that we had planned to pay a visit to Tiny's restaurant, whose menu is comprised entirely of food grown or caught right there on Cape Cod. To my surprise and delight, my husband returned from a "pizza run" with Tiny's takeout, which included these savory roasted new potatoes and Cod cakes made with local, line caught Cod. We also enjoyed a light but creamy lobster corn chowder and some shrimp and bean sprout fritters...mmm... Be sure to pay their roof deck a visit when you go. It overlooks Commercial Street, which reliably makes for some fabulous people watching. If you look closely, you might even see a muscle man carrying a one-eyed dog in a baby carrier on his bare, tanned chest. File under: strange but true.

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