Everyone is talking about a new restaurant in Orleans that serves organic food.
New? Well, you may remember Sunbird from the food truck parked on Route 6 during the summer, which I blogged about several years ago. Originally, the idea for Orleans was to be able to operate out of a commercial kitchen in order to supply the food truck, but soon the secret was out and locals quickly flocked to the shopping area beside the vacuum cleaner store in Orleans for meals and atmosphere. When I stopped in for lunch yesterday, clients sat at tables or lounged in the “living room” area. I recognized friends from the farmers market and noticed all the happy faces as I placed my order. The short five to ten minute wait allowed me to check out the selection of books available for clients.
Read the menu and understand something unique is happening here. “Today’s Lays” included “seasonally inspired instant karma for your curious appetite. May include soups, salads and unusual eating adventures. Posted on our chalkboard every sun up.” Yes, Sunbird serves breakfast, as well as lunch, but not dinner. The daily “Nom-noms” include quinoa porridge (a "nom-nom" is defined as “the sound you make while eating something yummy”). I enjoyed the Veggie Sandwich while my eyes danced across the selection of Sweet & Baked, including Italian Walnut Cake and Trippple Choc-Chip Cookies.
We have been hearing a lot about Karoo, a restaurant in Eastham, which I recommended several years ago on this blog when the chef was in Provincetown running Karoo Cafe. I wonder how long it will take the Boston Globe to notice the imaginative activity now going on in Orleans thanks to Sunbird? (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.)