Memorial Day weekend (and, accordingly, summer) are right around the corner. In the spirit of the season, we’ll be featuring reports on the restaurants of popular weekend getaways all week.
One last spot and then we’ll get out of the Cape, we promise. But come on! Did you really think we’d let our week of summer destinations go by without mentioning Provincetown? Of course not. We love P-Town. Between the lovely scenery (of both the ocean view and the good looking gay men varieties), the pleasant beaches and the cuisine, which takes influence from both traditional New England and Portuguese food, Provincetown is easily one of our favorite local destinations. Come for local traditions like Bear Week, stay for the excellent dining, especially from the four places below.
•Ciro and Sal’s (4 Kiley Ct, (508) 487-6444): Serving simple, classic Northern Italian dishes excellently prepared, Ciro and Sal’s is the best kind of red sauce joint. Like many P-Town eateries, it gets jampacked during the season, but fans say its worth the wait.
•The Lobster Pot (321 Commercial St, (508) 487-0842): Touristy? Sure. Overpriced? Kind of. Awesome? Yes. Listen, you’re down the Cape! Don’t be too snotty to eat an old-fashioned boiled lobster with drawn butter.
•Mojo’s (5 Ryder St Ext, (508) 487-3140): We have a weakness for beachside seafood shacks. We have an even bigger weakness for superb fish and chips. Thus, we have the biggest weakness for Mojo, where you can order up what some call the best fish and chips in our great state, douse them in malt vinegar and eat them by the sea. Very British, but without the terrible weather.
•Chach (73 Shankpainter Rd, (508) 487-1530): Laugh all you want at the name, but Chach (hee) serves up some of the best diner food on the entire diner-obsessed Cape. The traditional diner food is fantastic, but those who are adventurous enough to try the Mexican specialties won’t be disappointed.