Friday, October 9, 2015

Connie's Bakery Earns TheYearRounder's 'Best Bite' Award

Connie's veggie omelet with ham and cheddar on a multigrain bun hits the spot.
I got up early the other morning so I could make it once more to Connie's Bakery for another great breakfast sandwich before they close for the season, in just about another week or so.
The old aquarium mall has no heat, so in the fall each year, PTown loses one of its great little eateries as the temperature begins to drop with the autumn leaves.
My choice for breakfast at Connie's is often "the works." It's a sort of veggie omelet with peppers, onions, spinach and tomato folded into the eggs, topped with your choice of cheese and/or meat, and served on your choice of fresh breads, a bagel or a croissant from Connie's oven, or rolled in a spinach-whole wheat wrap.

I believe this light, airy quiche is the best I've ever had.
The tough thing about having breakfast at Connie's is finding so many wonderful choices each time I walk in the door, so I seldom end up having whatever I had planned to order on my way there.
This gorgeous quiche was one of two varieties in the case this particular morning, among a large array of other beautiful pastries, sweets and savories, each one crying out for me to taste it.
This cheesy ham, onion and broccoli quiche won out this day, served warm in its tender crust, and it turned out to be the best I've ever had. That earns TheYearRounder's Best Bite award for Connie's Bakery, for this truly outstanding breakfast pastry at a reasonable price, enjoyed in the stunning ambiance of the deck at the Aquarium Marketplace, looking out over the sparkling water and the sun rising over magnificent Provincetown Harbor. The faint squawking of a couple of gulls up the beach added a buoyant touch that completed the harmonic mood that started my day.

I had this lovely blueberry-peach tart for my lunch.
Upon finishing off my breakfast I decided to grab one of Connie's legendary street pies to take along for my lunch later. These savory, hand-formed pies (kind of a free-form tart) make a great lunch that can be eaten on the go, munching on it while you're walking down Commercial Street.
If you can actually get time to sit down for your meal, you can order your street pie with a salad and a cookie, making a great brown bag lunch to take with you to the edge of the beach or to one of PTown's little neighborhood parks.
While I was trying to decide which variety of street pie to take for my lunch, my eye fell on this sort of tartlet, you might call it, stuffed with juicy, fresh peaches and blueberries, and I couldn't resist. I took it with me, but it didn't make it all the way to lunchtime. By 10 AM it was a fond memory, and I had resolved to get back to Connie's for another one before the season ends.
Be sure to visit Connie's Bakery, on the edge of Provincetown Harbor at 209 Commercial Street, before the doors close, soon after the coming Columbus Day weekend.

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