Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sam Cooks Brings International Flavor to Wellfleet!

Need a bite to eat between the beach and W.H.A.T.? Check out Sam Cooks, a fancy new deli, bakery, and café located at Cove Corners in the space that used to house Christine’s Oasis. Sam Cooks is the brainchild of world-traveler Sam Baker (yup, that’s his real last name!), a Newton native who summered in Wellfleet for 20 years. A fascination for food prompted Sam to dabble in part-time catering and inspired the dream of owning a restaurant. When Christine and Bob Costa put their business up for sale last year, Sam saw an opportunity to make that dream come true. A passion for ethnic cuisine motivated his decision to feature international foods. Each week the menu will include dishes from two countries, as well as one region of the United States. Portugal, China, and the Mid-Atlantic are this week’s culinary destinations. Sam Cooks will offer more prepared meals and take-out than Christine’s Oasis, but those famous muffins and scones, hot from the oven, will still be available every morning. For lunch, try the salads and shish kabobs. Sam and his staff look forward to welcoming summer visitors and locals alike. Sam Cooks will be open through Labor Day.