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Ptown/Cape review

Joanie | Aug 17, 201605:19 AM

Spent last Sat/Sun. in Ptown for the first time in a long time. Actually started with a nice breakfast sandwich at the Jolly Bean Cafe in Plymouth. Super cute place, nice folks working, good spinach/cheese/egg on a bagel. After wandering around Ptown for a bit, we hit the oyster happy hour at Spindler's around 450 Commercial St. Sitting on the upper deck was awesome, really needed that breeze. Nice fresh oysters, excellent bread and butter, tasty grapefruit cocktails but the "mini lobster rolls" were actually a small hot dog bun cut in half so kind of a rip off at $20 (with homemade chips) when it was so tiny. Like the place overall tho. We got snacks for later at the great bakery Connie's, my peach/blueberry crostata was excellent as was the iced coffee. That night we met a friend at Strangers and Saints just a couple doors down and lucked out with seats at the bar. The bartender was super nice as were the folks sitting around us but this wasn't so successful for me. Drinks were good but the clam/bacon pizza just didn't make me happy (friends liked it a little more) and the charred octopus in curry sauce and chick peas was mostly chick peas. It was two small 3" pieces of octopus which is just not right at $19. Ran into another Boston person and ended with a drink at the Squealing Pig which was very quiet.

Edwige was my first choice for brunch but Sun. was really hot and it just felt too dark and stuffy so we ate at Patio and got really lucky. They have really interesting drinks on the menu (and a cute bar area); we split a crabcake benedict w/ greens with some excellent crabcakes. Oddly, no English muffin but that was fine. We felt the need for beach food after climbing the Pilgrim Monument so took a chance at Tatiana's, one of those little stands by the wharf, and felt good about our choice of clam roll for $10.95 and hot dog for $2.50 or whatever. Until I got a long hair in my clams, damn. They were good otherwise but that puts a damper on things haha. Had a pre dinner drink at Sage Inn whose cucumber and celery martinis sounded good, I went w/ cucumber and V. had a cava. Nice space and bartender. I had made a dinner res at Joon Bar and that was an excellent meal. Lively place with an interesting menu, we just split a grilled octopus salad and duck sliders on biscuits, about $15 each. Good stuff.

Mon. I got a cinnamon donut for later at Happy Camper which was fine, pricey at $3 for a basic flavored donut. We then drove to Chatham Fish n Chips and had a good plate of fried clams and scallops (altho both were pretty small sized) w/ good cole slaw, fries and excellent onion rings. Part of the reason for the detour to Chatham was to try Marion's pie shop where I bought a peach blueberry pie but haven't eaten it yet (and I actually like the look of the one at Connie's better but we'll see).

Have to give props to all the servers from the Balkans and Russia, super nice. It was fun trying my Russian out and talking about traveling to the former Yugoslavia.

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