Food stops in P-town and beyond

5 Jun 2011

Here are a few highlights of other places we ate in Provincetown and beyond:

Lobster roll and chips on board the USS Chowder Pot III

Lobster roll and chips on board the USS Chowder Pot III

Deep fry overload at Fanizzi’s By The Sea

After a very enjoyable but tiring bike ride along the fabulous cycle paths to the beach and back, we rode to Fanizzi’s By The Sea for a late lunch, and gorged ourselves on far too many deep fried snacks and the obligatory clam chowder. It was probably a bad move on my part as by the evening I was feeling too exhausted and bloated for dinner, and spent the evening lying in bed in front of the fireplace watching reruns of Seinfeld. But it has to be said… the zucchini fries were fantastic!

Zucchini fries

Zucchini fries

Calamari

Calamari

New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

Fanizzi's By The Sea is indeed by the sea

Fanizzi's By The Sea is indeed by the sea

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Life changing breakfast at the Carpe Diem Guesthouse and Spa

One of the highlights of our stay in Provincetown was the delightful breakfasts freshly cooked for us by Jürgen at the Carpe Diem Guesthouse and Spa. Unfortunately when we were due to leave Cape Cod, we faced the dilemma of catching the only viable bus out of town at the painful hour of 6am and missing breakfast, or staying for breakfast but catching a very expensive taxi or plane.

I know it seems a silly thing to do, but in the end I seized the day, I went with my heart and opted for the breakfast at the price of a several hundred dollar taxi. But by some miraculous chance, over french toast and nectarines the wonderful couple next to us Conrad and Denise offered us a ride direct to New York, only within a few sentences of meeting us!

We half suspected Jürgen somehow orchestrated the whole thing – our entire stay at that guesthouse had been nothing short of amazing: perfect service, beautiful rooms with fireplaces, complimentary sherry and port in the lobby, wine and cheese hour, freshly baked cookies in the dining area. We loved every minute of it!

Breakfast at Carpe Diem... worth missing your bus for!

Breakfast at Carpe Diem... worth missing your bus for!

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

French toast with pan fried nectarines and maple syrup

French toast with pan fried nectarines and maple syrup

Carpe Diem Guesthouse and Spa
12 Johnson Street
Provincetown
MA 02657

Lobster roll love at the USS Chowder Pot III

“Maybe we should give Friendly’s a try? I keep seeing signs for it around.” says Conrad, one part of the lovely couple who were giving us a lift to New York. I too knew nothing about this Eastern American ice cream chain but the lack of decent signage and directions made sure we never did.

Instead we found ourselves at the surprising USS Chowder Pot III for lunch. Looking like a fairly innocuous building from the outside with only a giant lobster on the plain, tin roof to indicate the madness inside, what we found was a delightfully cheesey interior and mutiple rooms of it! The restaurant was as vast as the serving sizes of their deep fried platters.

I was fearful this would turn out to be another Lobster Pot, but instead I found the best lobster roll of the trip. The  soft and chewy roll was jam packed with sweet, tender meat just oozing with butter – it was the perfect combo. The other dishes were great as well, a tasty lobster bisque, a hearty, creamy lobster pie and Conrad and Denise’s boiled lobster which looked far more appetising than my Lobster Pot offering.

We jumped into the car and continued on our journey to New York feeling happy, fully satisfied and very pleasantly surprised.

The madness of the USS Chowder Pot III

The madness of the USS Chowder Pot III

Beautiful lobster roll

Beautiful lobster roll

Lobster bisque

Lobster bisque

Lobster pie

Lobster pie

A side salad (shame it contains no lobster)

A side salad (shame it contains no lobster)

Our lovely drivers, Denise and Conrad

Our lovely drivers, Denise and Conrad

USS Chowder Pot III
560 E Main St
Branford
CT 06405

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