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#1 joethefoodie

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:31 PM

A couple of young 'uns in our family (she is Significant Eater's oldest, and hence first, niece) just had to open a general-store-cum-sandwich shop in Provincetown last summer. After living in Gowanus/Park Slope for the previous 5-6 years. He managed Court St. Grocers; she wrote about food stuff for Huff Po.

 

They love the Cape. They got married on the Cape, in Truro. Going to their wedding was my first ever visit to the Cape. His family's been New Englanders/Cape Cod people for a long time. As a matter of fact, his last name is among the names that are listed on the Mayflower. The Mayflower, as you all know, landed in Provincetown Harbor. Two years ago, we visited (my 2nd ever visit) and stayed at his dad and stepmom's house in Chatham. His dad, retired, now captains a small charter fishing boat, and that was my first time catching striped bass. I blogged...Labor Day's Ovah.

 

We wanted to make sure they'd ironed out all issues, so we only waited a year and then visited last week for 3 days and nights. Since I think it gets really crazy in July and August, our trips in June and September were perfectly timed.

 

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#2 joethefoodie

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:55 PM

My buddy Jack, who helped me land my first (and 2nd, and 3rd, and 4th) striped bass, went chasing tuna off Chatham yesterday...

 

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Not a bad fish.  

 

We're heading up to Provincetown on Sunday for 4 days; won't be doing any fishing though.



#3 Rail Paul

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 02:08 AM

That's a nice looking fish. Lots of good eating.


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 03:13 AM

We'll be in Wellfleet for a week beginning Saturday.



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 10:46 AM

That's a nice looking fish. Lots of good eating.

 

Evidently, there's much tuna right now.  Was talking to a friend who does a lot of surf fishing off Long Island, and he's dying to get up to Chatham to get out into the ocean.

 

We'll be in Wellfleet for a week beginning Saturday.

 

Excellent. Maybe we'll run into you at Mac's on the Pier; we like to stop for a lobster roll or two (and maybe some fried scallops or bellies) on the drive out...

 

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We all agree that the lettuce is superfluous; the lobster is just fine. 

 

And the view from our room in Provincetown (The Red Inn) isn't bad either...

 

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And when the tide goes out...

 

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 01:53 AM

We like the lobster roll at PJ's in Wellfleet and the fried clams at Arnold's in Eastham.  I've been thinking about both all week. 



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 01:42 PM

We like the lobster roll at PJ's in Wellfleet and the fried clams at Arnold's in Eastham.  I've been thinking about both all week. 

Yeah, we'll probably have dinner one night at PJs. 

 

Have you been to the fancy restaurant in Wellfleet - Ceraldi?  We went last time, and liked it.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 02:06 PM

We were interested, but the last time we were in Wellfleet, it had already closed for the season, I think.  Maybe we'll try again, although on the Cape., I usually prefere to keep t simple.



#9 joethefoodie

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 02:26 PM

Agreed about keeping it simple; we thought in the chef's use of whatever local stuff he had, he did a good job.  It's pretty casual for a fancified place.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 11:09 PM

"And the view from our room in Provincetown (The Red Inn) isn't bad either…"

 

How's the food there these days?  Are they even serving dinner?  The previous owners (changed hands must be 7-8 years now?) ran a very nice restaurant there.


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#11 joethefoodie

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 01:27 AM

"And the view from our room in Provincetown (The Red Inn) isn't bad either…"

 

How's the food there these days?  Are they even serving dinner?  The previous owners (changed hands must be 7-8 years now?) ran a very nice restaurant there.

Yes, the restaurant still serves dinner, brunch on weekends, etc.  We didn't try it for any full meals, but we liked the bar.



#12 Sneakeater

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 01:34 AM

PJ's in Wellfleet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 09:10 PM

PJ's in Wellfleet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep - looks like dinner tomorrow!



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 09:54 PM

Here was our first stop on the way to Provincetown...

 

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Blustery, chilly, rainy day. Perfect for me. And for these...

 

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The lobster on the lobster roll is wonderful. Why they use lettuce is beyond me.

 

And just a small order of clam strips, since I didn't feel like bellies yesterday for lunch.



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 10:11 PM

Bought some really nice striped bass at the Mac's at the Wellfleet town pier one weekend about 10 years ago. Grilled it over the fire at the Nickerson State Park campground.


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