South Dartmouth is Massachusetts's best kept secret. Located an hour and a half south of Boston, this quaint whaling village offers sprawling views of Buzzards Bay without the crowds and commotion of the Cape. The shops and restaurants defining it's downtown, the village of Padanaram, are few but plenty.
The Little Moss Restaurant takes advantage of the "farmcoast" offering their diners a menu of locally sourced fare. Their menu, constantly changing, showcases whatever crop or crustacean is currently in season.
I had the delectable delight of dining at Little Moss earlier this summer. It was an overcast day with a chill in the air and I had a craving for something cozy. My order? Eva's Greens Salad with toasted sunflower seeds, radish, cucumber, green goddess dressing first and the Pappardelle with housemade pasta, beef shank ragu, aleppo pepper, herbs second. Oh boy, was it the most delicious meal ever.
The owners, John and Lisa Lofberg, also out a market and more casual restaurant across the street, Farm & Coast.