Gunkholing: LIFE is a Feast

Cape Cod Life  /  July 2023 / ,

Writer: Brian Shortsleeve

Alberto’s Ristorante This issue of Cape Cod Life, “July“ is devoted largely to cover the dining business on the Cape & Islands. Restaurants are a large segment of our local economy enjoyed immensely by the Cape Cod LIFE readers, as well as everyone in my immediate and extended family. The impact of COVID on the Cape Cod restaurant industry has brought about many changes, both in ownership and operations. One of my favorites restaurants over the years has been Alberto’s Ristorante in Hyannis. Within the last 12 months, Felis Barreiro the owner of Alberto’s Ristorante, has sold his interest to a former employee, Darko Ristovski. I hope Darko has the kind of success Felis has experienced for years. Felis started working in the restaurant business in Hyannis in the early 80’s. He began Alberto’s Ristorante on April 1st, 1988. I was living in Cataumet at that time and made many visits to Hyannis. Judy would go shopping in Hyannis and we would meet for dinner at Alberto’s Ristorante. Sometimes we would go together to Alberto’s Ristorante for dinner and then to the Cape Cod Melody Tent, just up the street. To celebrate the birth of our first son at Cape Cod Hospital, we ordered takeout from Alberto’s Ristorante to enjoy a quiet, last meal together. The Flying Bridge The Flying Bridge in Falmouth, alongside Falmouth’s busy inner harbor has also been a favorite of our family’s. For years the Flying Bridge was brilliantly managed by Bill Zammer who was often ready to greet diners with a big smile. Bill passed away a few years ago, and his wife Linda carried on their fine tradition of delicious seafood by the sea. This year, Linda has sold the restaurant to Mark Bogosian who has also acknowledged the important place The Flying Bridge…

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Brian Shortsleeve

Brian Shortsleeve is the owner, publisher, and founder of Cape Cod Life Publications. His personal column, “Gunkholing,” has appeared in all issues of Cape Cod LIFE since the very first issue in 1979.