Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Juice: A Great Place to Eat

From the outside, The Juice doesn’t look like much. It did not get the same rave reviews this summer as Wicked Oyster or Mac’s Shack. Still, the-little-restaurant-that-could, mid-way between the two other famous eateries, certainly garnered notice from visitors to Wellfleet. Last night, by 6:30, several dozen people already stood outside, waiting for a chance to dine. When I called around 5, Liam, the chef, answered the phone himself. I could hear delight in his voice after I explained how pleased our guests have been with his fresh organic greens from Truro. Last night our Liberty Coin couple chose oysters – natch! – as a starter and scallops, cooked to perfection. In August, one of our Seagull Cottage gourmets liked the Great White house pizza with clams so much he made his parents return two nights in a row. Another guest reported creating his own smoothie with a choice of two juices and 3 fruits. At the Juice, a nice cross-section of Wellfleet regulars rub elbows. The tourists have been quick to catch on: The Juice, on Commercial Street, is a happening place. Young and old alike enjoy this moderately priced restaurant, which now serves beer and wine, and is, unfortunately, closing for the season this weekend.