Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Fake it 'Til You Make It": Cooking demo and wine tasting at The Wine List on March 19

The Wine List calls itself "Cape Cod's Best Wine Shop" and not without a right to the claim. This little charming store,  conveniently tucked in right next to Trader Joe's in Hyannis, has been voted #1 on the Cape Cod A-List in 2009, out of 23 contestants to the "Best Wine Shop" title.

The Wine List regularly hosts themed wine tastings that feel intimate but can pack in nearly 50 people. The store is beautifully decorated in warm tones, combining contemporary and traditional motifs. The wine selection is extensive but thoughtfully assembled. The Wine Store also offers classes and hosts events.

On March 19, The Wine List will offer a cooking demo, showcasing vegetarian (pescatarian) cooking and wine tasting event. Check the website for the up-todate registration information:

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Dogs on the beach

There is a great joy in watching one's four-legged buddy frolicking on the beach, playing in the waves and stirring up a sandstorm. Many dog owners travel to the Cape in the search of that perfect morning walk in the beach or an afternoon hike on the trails with the family pup. Some beaches allow dogs all year round, others permit them outside of summer months only. Here's the information about Cape Cod towns and their "dogs-on-the-beach" ordinances.

Off Leash Heaven

Race Point Beach in Provincetown allows dogs off leash from 6AM to 9AM all year long. Yes, that includes the summer. Dogs allowed on lead all day long. For the human companion(s) - beware of the strong undertows and the big surf.

On Lead and Restricted Access:
Cape Cod National Seashore
Dogs are allowed on lead all year long (including summer), except for nesting bird protected areas.
From a point South of Nauset Beach parking lot to trail one, dogs are prohibited from May 15 to Labor Day. From a point South of trail one to the Chatham lnlet, all dogs must be on a leash of not more than 30 feet at all times, unless below the high tide mark, from May 15 through Labor Day. Dogs are prohibited from areas closed to vehicle or human traffic for Piping Plover protection.
Allowed on leash from Labor Day until May 15. Also allowed at Dyer Prince Road/Rock Harbor Beach Area before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m between May 15 and Labor Day.
Dogs are allowed on Barnstable public beaches from September 15-May 15. Not allowed in the summer.
Dogs are allowed on leash during the off season from September 16 until March 31.
Dogs are allowed on leash on the beach from Labor Day until Memorial Day.
Dogs are allowed on leash on the beach from October 1 through April 30.
Dogs are allowed on leash on the beach only from Labor Day until Memorial Day
Dogs are allowed on the beach, on a leash, only during the off season, October through March.
Dogs are allowed, on a 6' lead, before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. on the following beaches from the 3rd Saturday in June through Labor Day: Duck Harbor, Newcomb Hollow, Cahoon Hollow, White Crest and Maguire Landing.