Kick Back in Brewster

Lined with art galleries and antique shops, and boasting top restaurants as well as the striking Ocean Edge Resort, Brewster is a tourist favorite. For locals and off-season visitors, though, this bay-side town offers plenty of ways to spend a low-key day.

The famed Cape Rep Theatre makes its home here, and beginning November 8 you can catch their newest production – Ruby Tuesday, a funny, irreverent play by local playwright Gip Hoppe.  Plan to make it a date night with dinner at The Brewster Fish House, where the bar is casually sophisticated and the seafood-focused menu is fresh and inventive.
Brewster makes it easy to appreciate our natural environment. Rent a bike from Brewster Bike orRail Trail Bike Shop and get some exercise on the Cape Cod Rail Trail.  The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is a gem in our own backyard that will open your eyes to the Cape’s unique and fragile ecology.  Learn about sharks, whales, birds and more; experience live marine exhibits; and stroll the three nature trails and wildflower garden on the property.  Check the events calendar for ongoing programs.

For a relaxed morning of exploring, stop by The Brewster Bookstore, a tiny independent bookseller with an exceptional selection.  Pick up a good read and head down 6A to JoMama’s New York Bagels, a perfect spot to curl up with your new book, meet friends for lunch (it’s hard to choose among their breakfast sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups and paninis) or even pull out your laptop for an afternoon work session.  Try the Mang Cado for a healthy boost!  Sharing JoMama’s space during the summer season is She Sells, the Ocean Edge Resort’s shop.  In a brand-new off-season collaboration, you can now find the ARTichoke pop-up shop. Local sisters Lizzy and Katy Escher bring their original hand-printed apparel indoors (they usually sling their comfy wares from a mobile boutique) and add a select set of other local artisans to the mix.

Chef Paul Lively is one of our favorite locals, and it’s not just because his homemade truffles featuring unexpected flavor pairings leave us speechless. Stop by to taste them for yourself and Chef Paul will gladly share stories and knowledge – and you can pick up lunch made with love from fresh, organic ingredients.

There is “no off-season at The Brewster Store,” where you can truly find just about anything you may want or need – from penny (well, dime or quarter) candy to office supplies and groceries to locally made gifts and fresh-picked apples and cranberries. This 150-year-old historic building serves as the heart of Brewster and is a must-stop on your day out.

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