Fresh Faces

Cape Cod Life  /  August 2023 /

Writer: Cape Cod Life Publications

Whether it’s casual clam shacks, specialty restaurants with ethnic influences, or waterfront dining experiences that you seek, Cape Cod has a plethora of stand-out spots for all types of culinary enthusiasts. On the following pages we introduce you to 33 restaurants across the Cape, and South Shore that are in some way, unique on the local dining scene—new owners, new chefs or new concepts. Utilizing local ingredients and celebrating the area’s abundant bounty, these dynamic restaurants are thriving. How lucky we are to be able to experience these unique and unforgettable eateries! Jump to> Small Plates Pizza & Bites Traditional Fare Ethnic Cuisine Breakfast & Lunch Seafood New on the Menu Dessert Small Plates Cast Bree and Marc Swierkowski are no strangers to perfecting the dining experience. Their restaurant Ella’s in Wareham has long been a desired destination for wood-fired pizzas and European inspired dishes and their new venture, Cast Seaside Bites & Bar in Marion follows up with a focus on fresh, local seafood. Small thoughtful and creative plates feature local ingredients and seafood, infused with Japanese and Latin influences. The seaside décor invites you to enjoy deliciously crafted cocktails at the bar or indulge in the coastal vibes at one of the bright, whitewashed tables in the restaurant, or pull up a woven chair on the sun-drenched patio. 7 Cottage Street, Marion, castmarion.com KooKoos Sure to be a new staple to the downtown Hyannis dining scene, KooKoos, formerly known as Downtown Bistro, is making its name by playing against the rules of traditional fine dining while also celebrating old favorites.    Opened in May of 2023, KooKoos is a more “casual” dining experience than its predecessor. Large-scale renovations were done inside the building, including lengthening the bar and creating a new draft system.  “We just want to appeal…

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