If you live in New England, I can guarantee you’ve seen numerous bumper stickers, t shirts and assorted swag with the ubiquitous black dog silhouette.
But on day 4 of our fabulous Cape Cod adventure, we had lunch at the real thing.
The original Black Dog Tavern on Martha’s Vineyard.
For a sweetly illustrated history, click here.
It’s a rustic little place…
With some fabulous views.
Filled with maritime history as well as the flavor of the sea….
And on the day we had lunch there?
Even an adorable real life black dog on the beach.
(No worries… it was a cool day, he had water and his owners checked on him regularly.)
Don’t mind if I do….
Since we were at the Black Dog, I tried a Black Dog Orange Crush.
Which might have to become my new favorite way to wake up the day.
Happily sipping, we enjoyed watching the ferry.
And local craft beer disappear.
But yes, the food. We came for food…
Quahog chowder. Thick, creamy and delicious with homemade croutons made for a nice start.
What’s a quahog you ask?
It’s a large hard shelled clam.
Isn’t that just typical human behavior?
Name your pet, then kill him to find out how old he is.
Sorry Ming, you deserved better. And I sincerely hope you weren’t in our soup.
I was in the mood for a good chargrilled burger and this one didn’t disappoint.
The husband? He inhaled two dozen mussels.
Replete, we said goodbye to the real black dog….
And the original Black Dog Tavern.
Fervently wishing they would come to Maine and build one on our coast!