I’m sitting on the fast ferry right now heading to Boston for my weekend. The boat has had a malfunction and blew a coil, thus we are cruising at not so fast speed. At least it gives me time to catch up with you.
Well, the Bears have left Provincetown. After a week of big hairy bellies and backs, Commercial Street has returned to gay boys and girls bopping about. Restaurants and retail report to me that bears buy and last week was no exception. Strong reported revenues for both sections of our little economy.
For me it was just another summer week. The real estate market has done well and continues to stay busy even though the national trend is scary. Read my real estate blog for more on that. My routine of coffee at Joe in the morning and gym in the evening after work is chugging along.
Luiz came to visit me from Boston. He arrived Thursday evening on the ferry just as John and I finished dinner at The Caribbean Café. See his write up on this week’s "Table for Three".
Thursday night was spent walking Commercial Street and relaxing in the delicious weather we’ve been having. Did someone say “gelato” seems to be the theme of these summer evenings. Ok…check out these spots for the best cream in town. If gelato or sorbet is your thing, the Aquarium Mall’s gelato store is the place to be. Most of it is homemade. For ice cream you can’t beat a sundae at Lewis Brothers on the corner of Commercial and Standish. This is where the dancing and spinning cop directs traffic. Lewis Brothers has homemade ice cream and addictive hot fudge that is made fresh every other day. The Jamaican ladies that serve up the sweetness seem ornery at first…however, jab back at them and you’ll get a smile. Twisted Sister located just next to the Portuguese Bakery serves up ice cream until 2AM!!! Homemade by our lesbian sisters daily. Two more parlors catch my taste buds with their product …. Ben and Jerry’s is the old standby located in the center of town near town hall. Also, Spiritus doesn’t only serve up pizza to hungry drunk partygoers. Check out the back counter. Frankie may be there serving up a variety of name brand ice creams (Hagen Daz, Emack and Bolio etc).
A new place that Mark, Rich, Chad and I dined at was the new restaurant where the Euro Café used to be. They serve it all. Thai, pizza and sushi. It’s not an official Table for Three yet, but is a bit of gossip. The restaurant will open where the old theatre used to be. It will be a large sushi restaurant. Super high ceilings, potentially live music and dancing. Wow! Year round too! Now we can go out to dinner and dancing in February…lets see how long it lasts..Hopefully awhile. We’ll hit it on table for three and let you know how it was.
Friday, Luiz and I went back to the Provincetown Inn and relaxed by the pool for the day. We swam in the warm west end waters…Ok…. I carried him to the water and threw him in….gently…of course.
Friday night we all skipped the normal Porch Bar routine. In all honesty, its too crowded for me these days. If you’re looking for a bedmate or to socialize it will do the job. We may skip this week too as it is unanimous with the crew. Saturday was fun. Luiz cooked an authentic Brazilian meal. How talented. It was very good. We chased our dinners with a peach pie from Connie’s Bakery. All good.
Sunday, I bid a farewell to Luiz and waved as he steamed away on the ferry. Sunday night John and I took a trip to Hyannis to check out Linda Eder and Steve Tyrell at the Cape Cod Melody Tent. We ate tapas at Embargo on Main Street Hyannis. The food was awesome. The show was good. Steve Tyrell, who I had never heard of, was quite entertaining. A one hour set. Linda, on the other hand, although I love her dearly, only performed six songs. Her voice was fierce and on key. Very powerful… but only six songs….? She left her “clash of subculture” audience of gay boys and white Republicans wanting more. But Linda will not do the fake off stage encore and when she left the stage, house lights went up much to our disappointment. I last saw her in New York at Feinstein’s late last summer. Dinner and a show, intimate venue. It was wonderful.
Its lesbian week this week. A good week to skedaddle. “Splash” as it is called. I wonder how it will go over. Rosie O’Donnell docked her massive cruise ship in the bay on Friday and cruisers came to shore to spend money here. Yay.
Ok, I’ll wrap up this week. I’m just outside of Boston and Luiz will be meeting me on the pier.
I have to “shout out” to some readers this week. Thanks for reading btw.
T from Boston wants to compliment me on my weight loss. He’s been following the blog and wants to acknowledge the loss just from the pics. Lol. Thanks. Its amazing what a diet of water and a tic tac will do. A sugar free tic tac of course.
N from Fort Lauderdale found me after ten years. Thanks for emailing me. Come visit.
JS from the South End of Boston and his crew have been faithfully reading the blog weekly at work and anticipating their vacation here. Thanks.
If you’re reading and want to drop me line, please do so. Its nice to receive an email so just click firstname.lastname@example.org
Next week is family week. Wear closed toed and closed heeled shoes if walking Commercial Street or a stroller will nip you. Have great week and play it safe.
Provincetown News for July 2009
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