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When we travel, one of our favorite things to do is to pop into a local grocery store and check out the food products and candies we'd never find anywhere else. So we're trying out this new feature, Foreign Grocery Friday, where each week we'll feature some of our (and your) favorite overseas treats. Got a recommendation? Let us know!
This week we've been doing our part to help you enjoy the notoriously expensive summer vacation destination of Nantucket, MA. The island may have no shortage of multi-millionaires wearing Nantucket Reds, spending the season in their fourth home, but it does have a shortage of yummy baked goods.
There are no Panera Breads, Le Pain Quotidiens or other chain bakeries on the island. What it has are small, independent bakeries that run out of the good stuff before noon. We stayed on Nantucket with a descendent of the very first settler, and this man who knows the island inside and out recommended we hit Nantucket Bake Shop, a short bike ride south of town on Orange Street.
There we discovered delightful little powder sugar-coated 'Sconset Sweets, a local pastry named for another town on the island.
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Summer film-going doesn't always have to mean massive blockbusters. Combine a great getaway with a well-established film festival in a stunning location and you're set. The 13th Annual Nantucket Film Festival runs June 19-22, featuring independent, studio-produced, foreign, documentary and short films in every genre, including world and US premieres.