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The Latest Cape Cod Restaurant Raves!

The Talkative Pig If you haven't read by now, I am practicing balance in all areas of my life. I'm no longer a strict vegan, macrobiotic no no folks, I've come FULL circle and now eat 'a little bit of this, and a little bit of that' on the regular! I will admit though, I sometimes scare myself with the fear that has fallen by the way side when I approach eating, because that little voice in the back of my head still wants to follow all the rules (No dairy, no gluten, no sugar)! Who am I without these rules and restrictions though? I'm discovering that I am a true lover of food and that my soul loves everything that comes along with that! Foodie, perhaps?! After all, food is at the root of all things, especially the relationship you have with yourself! Sit with that one for a minute!

I only appreciate the best quality ingredients with an artistic expression and passion for creating something we can all come to the table for, to have wonderful dining experiences. In today's post, I offer you some recommendations for where to eat to enjoy great quality food that has been cooked and prepared with love, so that you can practice seeking out places like these too, to care for yourself and your local community!

Here are my latest restaurant raves:

The Talkative Pig

Can we "Talk' about 'The Talkative Pig' please?!

We are beyond excited to have this  new restaurant arrive to our local scene here in Harwich/Chatham. This is the restaurant that took over what used to be "The Box Office Cafe'. At first we weren't so sure about the name, but once we popped in and met the owners and tasted their food and found out how they source everything locally, we were sold!!! Who doesn't love a 'mom and pops' type spot? It feels like a total authentic Italian eatery / marketplace. They have a case of pre-made salads and treats to purchase for take out, a cute little bar full of mixologist approved cocktails, including local brews, and obviously amazing pizzas (including a gluten free option?!:) There are breakfast sandwiches, treats and more! We are so addicted to their curried tuna salad that we buy a pint sizeof it probably once a week! We're also big fans of the Fig, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Pizza (on gluten free crust)!! OMG it's probably the BEST I've had!!!!

I finally had a chance to check out Pisces in Chatham (right across the street from The Talkative Pig) and I instantly felt like I was on vaca!!! It's always slammin' but we had a fun little late night pop in for drinks, apps and dessert, which was the way to go! The second I sat down at the bar, I instantly craved a margarita, which just might be one of the best I've ever had! (I may be a self proclaimed margarita connoisseur) We had complimentary bean dip with our bread, amazing scallop ceviche, calamari, and topped it off with a ridiculous flourless chocolate cake! We were in heaven!!

Viera in Harwich is also a new FAVE! I'd heard lots of talk about it prior to finally having a chance to go, and were completely wowed! A total farm to table spot where everything from the service to the food were top notch!! Super fun mixologist drink menu, great portion sizes and creative dishes! The salmon tartare and calamari dishes are amazing! And do not miss out on dessert! OMG.....cannot wait to go back!

I also want to give a shout out to a couple cool 'grab and go' spots in our 'hood too:

Depot Dogs, which claims to be" THE BEST DOG ON THE PLANET" (probably true) sets up shop in the parking lot at buca's (obviously they know what they're doing if they're operating it, right?). Their lobster roll is to die for!!! And obviously the locally made beef dogs are too! (who am I these days?! Still living the motto,' When in Rome' apparently!)

The Salt Block Truck

The Salt Block Food Truck which is operated by Cape Sea Grill has FANTASTIC Fish Tacos!!! Such a fun summer stop, which is parked right across from Brax's Landing on rte. 28.

Hope you can all try these amazing restaurants and quality food that we're blessed with here on Cape Cod! For more of my faves, click here.

Happy Eating!



Health: Cape Cod's BEST Restaurants! {in our humble foodie opinion}

PB Boulengerie If you haven't figured it out by now, I LOVE FOOD!!!!! I think because I ate Macrobiotic and Vegan for so long, and had to learn how to cook for myself to enjoy food, that I have a real passion for it now.

They say in Macrobiotics, that your tastebuds have to learn to adjust over time, to the real delight in the basic form of food, since we've become so acclimated to having processed / packaged food in our modern society. After a cleanse or detox, your tastebuds, and the cells in your body, jump up and down for joy when they taste real food again!

Real food is where the good stuff is! I learned to develop a deep appreciation for quality ingredients, cooking styles, and how to put together a well rounded meal, through my quest of macrobiotics, vegan and ayurveda practices, that food has taken on a whole new meaning for me! From eating out, to scouting out the best restaurants, to creating in the kitch, to reading recipes, to learning about the health benefits of certain foods, I'm all over it!

Now that I've completely come full circle with my eating habits, and eat a little bit of everything again, it's as if I'm eating things for the first time! I had a meatball for the first time in years a few months ago, and literally almost fell out of my chair with how amazing it tasted and felt!!! Pizza is now a whole new world, and I'm finding that I'm never feeling deprived of anything, rather I'm celebrating the art of food creations! It's amazing and so. much. fun!!!!!!

So, I decided to put together a list of the restaurants that I've been salivating over ever since I'm no longer limited to vegan/vegetarian ones that I'd have to travel off Cape to find. These restaurants source the highest quality ingredients, mostly local, and have a passion for the expression of culture and creative food art. Thank you, Cape Cod for having a foodie niche here for us to enjoy!

These are our fave Cape Cod restaurants that we just can't get enough of!

P B Boulengerie in Wellfleet. O.M.G. cookies and pastries!!!!

Vers in Chatham. Amazing farm to table, seasonal, local preparations by Johnathon.

Buca's in Harwich. THE BEST italian ever! Basically, I feel like I'm in Italy, and it's def a regular outing for us...

Ocean House in Dennis. Besides the obvious awesome venue, the crab cakes are out of this world, and their late night menu of flatbread is super fun when you just want to have a glass of wine and listen to the band!

SunBird in Orleans. So good. and trendy. and hip.

Pain D'Avignon

Pain D'aVignon in Hyannis. TDF! So many perfect european vibes!

Common Ground in Hyannis. Always a FAVE. And made with LOVE.

Local Break

Local Break, Eastham. The BEST veggie burger EVER!

Orleans Public House, Orleans. Really great!!!!

Del Mar, Chatham. Fun specials and wild creations.

Misaki, Hyannis. Who doesn't love sushi?! Try the monkey ball....oh boy!

Inaho, Yarmouthport. The best sushi atmosphere, and mushroom soup!!!

Bluefin, Chatham. Cool, swank new sushi spot!

Hangar B, Chatham. BEST BREAKY EVER! Can you say sweet potato hash?!

Dying to go to the Pickle Jar in Falmouth...

Bradford's Natural Market

Obsessed with Bradfords Natural Market hot bar in Provincetown!!!!!

Terra Luna in Truro. Such a cool spot and super fresh food with an eclectic spin! (and where I did the photo shoot on the day I met my love!)

Crisp in Osterville has the best fancy flatbreads around with a farm to table approach.

Eartlhy Delights in Osterville is always a standby. Great, healthy food with a funky vibe!!

We can't wait to try the new farm to table restaurant in our neighborhood, which took over the old Box Office Cafe ~ The Talkative Pig in Chatham. (interesting name, but looks like it should be good!)

That's it for now...I'm sure I'm missing some, but those are what come to mind and where we've been frequenting lately.

Hit some, or all of them. You won't be disappointed! For more restaurant reviews, click here and for more about Cape Cod Love, check out this post.