Posts Tagged ‘Falmouth’

Dining in Falmouth – Osteria La Civetta

March 11, 2014

While everyone knows that Cape Cod is known for its seafood choices and of course lobster, some of the better known locations are often overlooked.  Over the next few blog posts, we want to introduce you to some of the best that Falmouth (and other parts of the Cape) has to offer when it comes to dining out.

Osteria La Civetta, Main Street Falmouth

Osteria La Civetta, Main Street Falmouth

Osteria La Civetta is located right on Main Street, Falmouth.  The restaurant offers lunch Wednesday through Saturday and dinner Tuesday through Sunday.  Featuring northeastern Italian food from the Emilia Romagna region, you will find yourself surrounded by dishes made from scratch and individually prepared to order.

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Priding themselves on using local and fresh ingredients, the chefs at Osteria La Civetta shop locally and use seasonal products in their dishes.  Because they cook seasonally, the menu often changes depending on the season.  Before booking a reservation, you should check the website and see what is offered on the menu.  Chances are pretty good that no matter what the season, you will find something that you love.

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In addition to great food, they offer  a very good selection of Italian wines from all regions of Italy as well as grappas and lemoncellos.  There is also a full bar offering imported beers, mixed drinks, and martinis.

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A small restaurant that offers some of the best Italian food south of the North End and north of Federal Hill is not something to be missed.  Next time you are staying in Falmouth, you should consider booking a reservation for this hidden gem on Main Street in Falmouth. Your taste buds will thank you.

Expand Your Mind in Falmouth

February 10, 2014

One of the best perks about living in a town that has a world-renown scientific community is that often, there are great events that allow us to go and learn something new!

Whether it’s an event held by the Falmouth Museums on the Green to discuss how to research the Historical Novel that you are secretly writing or to listen to a presentation about William Butler Yeats and enjoy breakfast at the Falmouth Public Library, there is bound to be something that will pique your interest in Falmouth.

Falmouth Public Library

Falmouth Public Library

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) often have lecture series that present topics about our oceans and studies that are being done in the area.  Often, these lectures are presented by scientists who are leaders in their field.

WHOI and MBL Buildings on Eel Pond

WHOI and MBL Buildings on Eel Pond

Falmouth is a wonderful town that boasts many diverse citizens who are more than happy to share their passions with the public.  The best thing is that most of these great events are free to the public!

The Falmouth Chamber of Commerce has a very comprehensive list of what is going on and when.  Check it out – you might be surprised to see something that interests you, whether it’s a lecture on Chopin or an event that benefits a cause that you hold near and dear to your heart, like a dog park bowling event.   These events are held throughout the year, so when you are planning your next trip to the Cape, you might want to check out the calendar and see if there’s something there that might interest you! Why not learn a little something new while you are on vacation?

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY AT LIAM MAGUIRE’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT

March 14, 2013

March 17

Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 273 Main Street, Falmouth

508-548-0285

Wear something green and come down for the BEST DAY OF THE YEAR at Liam’s!!! Joining us on-stage will be Danny Quinn, Bob & Kat, Rossacroo-Na-Loo and of course, Liam, Himself! There will be bagpipers here and there too… all this for only a $5 cover charge to benefit a local non-profit organization! Get here early to avoid the line- festivities begin at Noon!

FALMOUTH WINTER MARKET

March 8, 2013

March 9 (Saturday, January 12 – March 16)

Mahoney’s Garden Center, 958 East Falmouth Hwy, East Falmouth

508-548-4842

Website: www.mahoneysgarden.com

10a.m. – 2p.m.

A delicious, warm, fun way to spend winter Saturdays! Join us for Mahoney’s Winter “farmers-plus” Market: featuring locally-grown root vegetables, herbs, fruits, cheeses, meats, seafood, baked breads and desserts, olive oils, plus select jewelry & clothing.

Updated Snowfall Amounts

February 8, 2013

Photo courtesy of The Weather Channel.  We are in the 6-12″ range!

BLIZZARD ALERT

February 7, 2013

A blizzard warning has been issued for the Falmouth area from 6am Friday (2/8) to 1pm Saturday (2/9).  Here is the warning from The Weather Channel:

 

Local Weather Alert

Blizzard Warning for Barnstable, MA

From 6:00 AM EST, Fri., Feb 08, 2013 until 1:00 PM EST, Sat., Feb 09, 2013

Other affected areas: 

Central Middlesex County, MA;  Western Essex, MA;  Eastern Essex, MA;  Southern Worcester, MA;  Western Norfolk, MA;  Southeast Middlesex, MA;  Suffolk, MA;  Eastern Norfolk, MA;  Northern Bristol, MA;  Western Plymouth, MA;  Eastern Plymouth, MA;  Southern Bristol, MA;  Southern Plymouth, MA;  Barnstable, MA;  Dukes, MA;  Northwest Providence, RI;  Southeast Providence, RI;  Western Kent, RI;  Eastern Kent, RI;  Bristol, RI;  Washington, RI;  Newport, RI;  Block Island, RI
 

Issued by The National Weather Service
Boston, MA

Thu, Feb 7, 2013, 3:55 PM EST 

… BLIZZARD WARNING FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY…

* LOCATIONS… EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS… INCLUDING BOSTON AND BOSTON METRO AREA… ALL OF RHODE ISLAND INCLUDING BLOCK ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES… HEAVY SNOW… BLOWING AND DRIFTING AT TIMES… QUARTER MILE VISIBILITIES… AND WINDS GUSTING IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH.

* ACCUMULATIONS… SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES.

* TIMING… LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY FRIDAY MORNING… BECOMING HEAVY LATE IN THE DAY INTO THE EVENING COMMUTE. THE HEAVIEST OF SNOWFALL… ESPECIALLY FOCUS ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR… WILL FALL FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS… BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL. WHITE OUT CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED AS ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED BY THE FRIDAY EVENING COMMUTE. STRONG NORTH-NORTHEAST WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED WITH GUSTS UP TO AROUND 60 MPH… RESULTING IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. DAMAGE TO TREES AND STRUCTURES ALONG WITH SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE ANTICIPATED.

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES… ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES… IN THE MID 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED… SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS.

 

More Information

… A POTENTIAL HISTORIC WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD IS EXPECTED TO DROP AROUND 2 FEET OF SNOW FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY…

Snow

February 6, 2013

Can you see the snowflakes??  Picture taken the other day at Captain’s Quarters after a light dusting of snow.

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Weather

February 6, 2013

Good evening everyone,

Just wanted to warn people of the winter storm heading this way.  The Weather Channel is currently projecting the Cape to get 1″-3″, however the Boston area could receive upwards of 12″+!  Friday appears to be a mix of snow, then rain then snow again.  They have announced a few weather advisories for our area: A coastal flood watch, a high wind watch, and a winter storm watch for Friday and Saturday.  Take a look at this video from The Weather Channel for the current projections: http://bcove.me/6norrxha.  If you plan on weathering the storm at the resort there is the possibility of power outages in the area, and driving will be difficult so you may want to arrive early.  If you plan to arrive early please contact your resort ahead of time to let them know.  The resorts will make sure we are prepared for any power outages as well.  Check out this video from The Weather Channel if you haven’t driven in the snow/ice before, or if you need a reminder: http://bcove.me/x5hhxj20.

Weather

January 28, 2013

Good Morning!

We have a little snow on the forecast for today in Falmouth!  Flurries should be seen starting around noon today, and continue til this evening.  Rain will mix with the snow at dinner time so the snow will become a slushy mix.  Looks like we will only get about one inch, and once the rain washes it away there may be no remnants by tomorrow!

The Glass Onion

January 26, 2013

Good Morning All,

I went out to dinner the other night with my family to celebrate my parent’s anniversary and we opted for an elegant evening of gourmet food from The Glass Onion.  They are a fairly new restaurant in the area, and are located on Palmer Avenue across from the Inn on the Square in Falmouth’s historic Queen’s Buyway.  Parking is hidden behind; in the off-season there are plenty of spots however come summer, you may have to park across the street by Corner Cycle.  The dress code is casual, they say you can wear jeans- and we did see some folks as casual as that, although you may feel under-dressed in that attire there.  The feel is more up-scale.  Currently they are open Tues-Sat  beginning at 5pm.  They have kept some of the historic charm of the building without looking cheap or unfinished.  The decor is beautiful.  Our waitress was pleasantly attentive and polite.  We were served compimentary a small plate of pate, and after warm bread and butter.  We ordered and received our food in a timely manner.  I chose a dish off the specials menu; filet mignon with bleu cheese baked on top and black grapes decorated the edge with potatoes and asparagus to enjoy with.  My brother chose a lamb dish featured on the menu, and thought when he received his food he may be hungry after but he was pleasantly surprised that his hunger was suppressed before he was finished with his meal.  The moral of that being the servings are deceivingly filling.  We were all in agreement that our meals were delicious!  The owner and the manager found out we were celebrating my parent’s anniversary and sent our some complimentary desserts which was very much appreciated!  The whole experience at The Glass Onion was memorable and I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions or just to enjoy a delicious gourmet meal.  They are somewhat pricey, however you certainly get what you pay for, and it is totally worth it!  Take a look at their menu at: http://www.theglassoniondining.com/The_Glass_Onion/Home.html.  Please be warned they do not take reservations for parties less 5 or 6 people, but they have a good amount of seating in the restaurant.