Cape Cod: John F. Kennedy Museum

June 15, 2008

John F. Kennedy Museum
397 Main Street, Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601

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It is hard to separate a man from his home. In the case of  John F. Kennedy, a man who arguably left the most profound impression on America of any president in the twentieth century, it was the port town of Hyannis, MA, which gave him solace and allowed him to make key decisions during the most difficult times of his presidency.

While the Kennedy’s actual homes in Hyannis cannot actually be visited by the public, the family has established a museum which has a number of interesting items on display, including important photos and portraits, as well as memorabilia from the 1960 presidential election which launched the president’s short but notable career.

The museum grounds on Main Street in Hyannis.

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Cape Cod Dining: Ardeo

May 29, 2008

Ardeo Restaurants
Cape Cod, Massachusetts (Various Locations in Yarmouth, Hyannis, Brewster)

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In New England, one cannot live on traditional baked and fried and steamed seafood alone. But we were still in the mood for some good local fish and shellfish, prepared in a different fashion and in a healthier way. It was our good fortune that we came across Ardeo, a local chain of Mediterranean-style restaurants that specialize in Lebanese, Greek and Italian cuisine.

The Union Plaza location in Yarmouth is the original, and we happened upon it after a long day of museuming and shopping, and I am happy to note that they are able to accommodate requests to make dishes healthier when asked. A word of warning however — ordering the”Sauteed” calamari will result in them bringing you FRIED calamari sauteed in an al oglio garlic sauce over greens. Don’t get me wrong, it looked awesome — but as my grandmother Slyvia Perlow used to say, “It’s not for us, Jack”.

The original Ardeo location in Yarmouth.

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