August 20 - 1995: Where to eat in Provincetown

At least according to the New York Times
"The Town Too Good For Burger King"

1995: "Where Provincetown fare takes a lively turn"

New York Times review of "The Town Too Good For Burger King"

On August 20, 1995, the New York Times reported: 

The gangly spit of sand that sweeps away from Cape Cod Bay to form a spine of dunes that flank the Atlantic on the town's back side, is a fragile land. It is vulnerable to and constantly reshaped by tide and wind. Were it not for the rocky, man-built breakwaters, waves would regularly gobble whole neighborhoods. And if the dunes were not planted with beach grass, the dunes themselves would slide back and forth, from ocean to bay, burying both the hurly-burly and the echo of a fishing industry that are Provincetown.

It's always been this way. Historians, poets and writers have long speculated that the hazards of the landscape forced people to live by their wits, to be aware of danger, appreciative of pleasure -- particularly the pleasure of a good meal...

As the T-shirt by a local artist, Susan Baker, says, the tip of Cape Cod still considers itself "The Town Too Good For Burger King." But while there are no national food franchises, the smell of fryolators and greasy grills hangs over the place as certainly as the smell of beach roses and brine...

Read the full review here.


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