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Provincetown, The "Outer Cape" and Wellfleet Too

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Just watching Sunday Morning and they closed with a view from Cape Cod.......beautiful

 

good eating

 

 


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So, I said we were going someplace new yesterday.  I lied.  It was back to some old favorites.  We had breakfast at the Fairway.  My nephew's boring pancakes

 

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a caprese omelet

 

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my niece's cannoli-stuffed french toast

 

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and my Greek scramble.  I took half of this home and ate the rest for breakfast this morning.

 

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For dinner, we returned to Mac's Shack.  Oysters broiled with garlic butter

 

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Oysters Rockefeller

 

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Salmon tartare

 

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Random sushi

 

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Razor clams

 

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Littleneck clams steamed in beer

 

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Linguini with pesto

 

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Salmon with mussels and roasted fennel

 

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Flourless chocolate torte

 

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Key lime pie

 

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Sunset

 

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I promise we are going to some new places soon, including an African restaurant that I have been wanting to try.

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A quick tour of the offerings at PB Boulangerie in Wellfleet. Not recommended for dieters. 

 

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I bought 8 croissants, 4 blueberry danishes, 2 chocolate tarts, and a baguette.  I'll eat one croissant tomorrow. The rest will be eaten by the teens. Oh to have their metabolism.

 

And of course tonight's sunset.

 

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More foods.

 

Back to the Beachcomber. A fishwich.  I have ordered this at least 20 times.  Everyone that goes to Beachcomber with me laughs when I order it.

 

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Oyster Po'Boy

 

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A breakfast at the Chocolate Sparrow in Orleans. 

http://www.hotchocolatesparrow.com

 

Blueberry crumble muffin

 

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cinnamon roll

 

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egg turkey and cheese sandwich

 

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Dinner.  Karoo in Eastham.

 

http://karoorestaurants.com

 

Hummus and pita

 

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Peri peri wings

 

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Snail rangoons

 

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Vegetarian appetizers: falafel, grape leaves, pakoras, samosas

 

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Pap and chakalaka

 

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Peri peri chicken and salad

 

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Meatballs and curry gravy. 

 

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Milketarte

 

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Coconut milk lavender panna cotta with passion fruit sauce

 

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Provincetown tomorrow

 

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 A late lunch at Local 186 in Provincetown

 

http://www.local186.com

 

Cocktails.  The one in the back is a smoky mescal drink, and the one in the front has cranberries. I forget their names, sorry.

 

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Littleneck clams with pork belly and tasty broth

 

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Onion stings

 

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Kobe beef burger with bacon

 

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El Guapo burger (fried avocado and chipotle aioli toppings)

 

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Surf and turf burger

 

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Turkey burger with bacon jam and cheddar.  Roasted garlic aioli on the side for dipping the fries into.  That was mine.  I only ate half and I am still absurdly stuffed six hours later.  Something lighter tomorrow for sure.

 

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@liamsaunt  years ago when we were in P-town we used to get Portuguese sweet bread -NOT the bread I make but more like a sweet breakfast treat my MIL loved ........have you seen it or heard of it?

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12 hours ago, suzilightning said:

@liamsaunt  years ago when we were in P-town we used to get Portuguese sweet bread -NOT the bread I make but more like a sweet breakfast treat my MIL loved ........have you seen it or heard of it?

 

Yes, that bread is available for sale in all of the stores out here.  I just posted a picture in the breakfast thread of a strata I made this morning using the bread.  There is a Portuguese bakery on the main drag in Provincetown that sells it in many different shapes.  The other stores typically have the english muffin shape and then just large loaves.

 

One more picture, a late night snack I made using local clams: clams casino dip.  The recipe was in an Elin Hilderbrand book that I just finished reading.  Quite tasty.

 

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We spent yesterday at Head of the Meadow beach in Truro

 

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I spied a food truck in the parking lot so went to investigate.  Tacos!

 

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 A bean and cheese quesadilla for my nephew

 

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Cod tacos for myself and my husband

 

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I have more photos from yesterday but my internet is running very slow so will update more later.  We are going on a whale watch today and I am hoping for some good photos.  There are a lot of whales around.  We spotted at least seven from the beach at Race Point the other day.


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Great photos. Do you ever go to PJs?

 

This do this great stuffed clam...

 

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Known as stuffies. And delicious...

 

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We were out in Ptown again at the beginning of June.

 

Another good one, if you like old school "Continental" food, is Front Street Restaurant.

 

 

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8 hours ago, weinoo said:

Great photos. Do you ever go to PJs?

 

This do this great stuffed clam...

 

 

 

 

Oh yes, I like PJ's a lot.  But Arnold's has my favorite stuffie :-)

 

Whale watching off Provincetown today led to some good sightings.  Lots of humpbacks, minkies and fin whales.  

 

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we followed the watch with an early dinner at Mac's Fish House.  Oysters

 

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Calamari

 

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salmon-avocado hand roll

 

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spicy tuna stuffed tempura fried avocado

 

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Ritz cracker crusted bluefish 

 

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sea dogs (fried lobster tails)

 

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Cajun swordfish

 

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Pan-seared monkfish

 

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tonight's sunset

 

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Time for a fire pit and s'mores.  Sounds like the end of the trip is going to get washed out by Hermine.  We'll stick it out anyway.

 

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16 hours ago, weinoo said:

Great photos.

 

Now that is an understatement! :) They are amazing in the thread itself.

 

Do yourself a favor, and pop some of them out into another tab. (Right click, Open in another tab) I had to scroll around some to see all of the larger images, but when I did, I was treated to a view of the whale in both the head and tail shots where I could smell the sea, hear the sea birds and spray, and felt like I was swimming way too close. The tail shot detail in the larger images reveals the vertebrae and a crop of barnacles growing on the fluke on the right side of the picture, which makes it the whale's left one, I think.

 

When I popped out the taco truck photo to read the menu, I could. It impressed me as rather expensive, but I guess that's normal for hot food right on the beach. The food depicted looked great. I would have gone for the Mexican street corn, yum! I got a bonus on the food truck photo, too. The guy with the baby is wearing swim trunks with some really interesting art. The giraffe's heads and torsos are depicted in the bottom cobalt blue color, and the long legs in the top aqua color.

 

All the dishes I tried pop out equally successfully, with such detail that you feel you are at the table eating them.

 

Thanks for sharing, and I am in awe of your photography skills, @liamsaunt.

 

Please stay safe in Hermine. It killed another person here out at our coast, I found out this morning. I hope the storm loses strength and just dumps a bunch of much needed rain up that way without any damage, flooding or storm surge.


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@Thanks for the Crepes thanks for the nice compliments on my photos!  I do enjoy taking pictures.  

 

@Okanagancook yes, the whales were very close to the boat.  I also had a good position because we were the second group in line to board the boat, so that helped a lot.

 

Yesterday we tried to revisit the Beachcomber, but no luck.  Their parking lot was full, as was the auxiliary lot that they shuttle people over from.  So, instead it was back to Winslow's Tavern.  We had some new items, but also some repeats.

 

It was breezy, so some clam chowder was in order.  This one had grilled corn in it, which I enjoyed.

 

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An arugula salad

 

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A pear-apple salad

 

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Kale caesar salad

 

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Roasted oysters

 

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Tomato salad with bacon jam and burrata

 

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Soft shell crab sandwich

 

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The pug mac

 

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Scallop roll

 

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Prosciutto panino

 

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Double chocolate mousse

 

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Key lime tart

 

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And a surprise sunset.  We thought Hermine would interfere, but last night was beautiful.

 

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We leave for home tomorrow morning, so I have just two more meals to share for this trip.  


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Awesome pictures.  I can hardly stand looking at the seafood...makes me salivate.

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That food looks spectacular.  I can understand wanting to try a new restaurant, but Winslow's Tavern doesn't look like a hardship!

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@Smithy, Beachcomber is a classic restaurant for me.  I have probably been there 40 times!  I will confess that I prefer Winslow's.  :-)

 

We tried again for Beachcomber today, but Hermine is now here on the Outer Cape, and the wind and waves were ferocious.  I have no photos of the ocean because there was so much sand violently blowing around and I was concerned that my lens would be damaged if I tried for a photo. The waves were HUGE.  We ended up having to leave because my niece was convinced the restaurant was going over the dune.  She was so scared she started to cry, so that was that.  We ended up back at Mac's Shack.

 

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Big kahuna roll

 

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Littlenecks

 

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Steamers

 

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Tuna tartare

 

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Lobster roll

 

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Burger no fries for my nephew with the crustacean allergy

 

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Fried oysters

 

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Fried clams

 

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Fish and chips

 

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Lobster tostadas

 

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Everyone has returned to the real world other than myself, my husband, and my nephew.  One more breakfast and then this food adventure is over until next month, when we are back for Columbus Day weekend and then the locally famous Wellfleet Oysterfest the following weekend.

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The last breakfast.  We went back to the Fairway.  My nephew's pancakes

 

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My California benedict (with tomato and avocado)

 

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My husband's Nanny's benedict (over potato pancakes)

 

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And now it's off to the food store to get ready for some home cooking.  See you on the Dinner! thread.

 

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 I am back in Wellfleet for Columbus Day weekend.  We actually have the house rented through a week from Monday, but have to go back home for a few days to work and attend a funeral.  We are here through Monday, and then back again next Friday through next Monday.  Next weekend is Oysterfest and always a lot of fun.  I'll chronicle it here.  We are having a pretty mellow weekend in anticipation of next weekend's craziness.

 

This is the porch of our rental house on Wellfleet harbor, where we eat many meals

 

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The view from the table:

 

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Yesterday it was just my niece, my husband and I, and we had lunch at Mac's Shack.  My niece's poke salad:

 

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My husband's lobster tostadas

 

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And my flounder paillard

 

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Heading to Provincetown in a bit.  Here's last night's sunset

 

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Saturday we returned to Mac's Fish House in Provincetown for lunch.  Oysters broiled with garlic herb butter

 

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Fried calamari

 

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Salmon hand roll

 

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Tempura fried spicy tuna stuffed avocado

 

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Warm lobster roll

 

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Burger with salad

 

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Flounder BLT

 

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Fish sandwich

 

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Brownie with chocolate sauce and ice cream

 

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Creme brulee

 

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And this morning some of us went to breakfast at the Wicked Oyster in Wellfleet

 

http://thewickedo.com

 

Huevos rancheros

 

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Omelet stuffed with bacon, avocado, and sour cream

 

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Banana walnut pancakes

 

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Blueberry pancakes

 

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Here is my report of Wellfleet Oysterfest.  First, we were all shocked to learn, two days before 'fest, that there was a norovirus outbreak in Wellfleet that was potentially caused by contamination of the shellfish beds in Wellfleet harbor, an unprecedented event.  This led to the complete closure of all shellfisheries in Wellfleet.  It was going to be an Oysterfest with no oysters!  The organizers brought in oysters from other areas of the Cape, but made the decision to not have any raw shellfish served.  So, this was very much a different Oysterfest than in prior years.  I feel so badly for the shellfishermen in Wellfleet, as Oysterfest weekend accounts for a good chunk of their winter income.  Anyway, on to some photos.

 

Day One, Saturday

 

Despite the lack of raw oysters, the festival was completely packed!

 

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This photo was taken at around 11AM.  As the day went on, it got more and more crowded, to the point that you could not get near the food tents.  We ended up leaving earlier than planned due to the crowds.  

 

Backside bakes quahog balls 

 

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Chequesett chocolate pot du creme

 

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Clam cake from a stand I forget the name of

 

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Offerings at Eat this Shellfish

 

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Lemon sugar crepe from Cape Cod Cones

 

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Banana nutella crepe from same

 

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Clam and crab cakes from Harmons (our favorite of the day)

 

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Tabasco-lime oysters from Winslows Tavern

 

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Porky's Concessions, featuring the "BBQ Sundae" (we did not try)

 

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Fried dough

 

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and a sausage sub 

 

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The menu at Fairway's stall

 

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Not food, but I thought I would show the necklace that my husband bought for me from one of the vendors.  It is created from a c.1830 watch fob.  It is lucky for his wallet that I don't like traditional jewelry, this is my style

 

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No festival is complete without kettle corn

 

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And of course I have to show you last night's sunset

 

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with concurrent moon rise behind the dunes

 

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Oh how awful for the fisher people!  

 

Beautiful food and beautiful scenery.  

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On 8/28/2016 at 8:41 AM, blue_dolphin said:

@liamsaunt, your photographs are just stunning.  Granted, you've got some pretty wonderful subject matter in those gorgeous dishes, but you've done a magnificent job in capturing them.  Thank you for sharing.

 

Agreed. I want to go.

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The food and landscapes are truly awesome!  Such high quality looking meals.

thanks for sharing.

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Day two  of Oysterfest, Sunday.  Unfortunately, day two of fest corresponded with a 1PM Patriots game, so all guys in my group decided to stay at the house to watch.  So, the samplings are limited to what I tried along with my sister, niece and nephew.

 

First up, breakfast crepe with spinach, tomato, potato, cheddar and egg

 

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My niece had a coffee frozen yogurt pop for breakfast, because she could

 

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nephew went for a mango smoothie

 

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Hatch's booth

 

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Mac's booth

 

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and their grilled oysters with garlic butter (oysters from Dennis)

 

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buttermilk fried oysters (from Dennis)

 

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At the shuck off, on the right is Mac Hay, the organizer of the festival and owner of Mac's Shack, Mac's Fish House Provincetown, and fish markets in Wellfleet, Truro, Ptown, and Eastham.

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And shuckers in action, last year's champion Calen from Wellfleet on left, and this year's champion "some guy from Newport so I forget his name" on right

 

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One last sunset end

 

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