133 Commercial Street

133 Commercial Street, Wilbur Cook at Cookie's Restaurant, photo from Clem & Ursie's.

133 Commercial Street, Wilbur Cook at Cookie’s Restaurant, photo from Clem & Ursie’s.

133 Commercial Street, Lorraine Najar at Lorraine's Mexican, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

133 Commercial Street, Lorraine Najar at Lorraine’s Mexican, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

This little building looms large as the home of Cookie’s Tap (later, Cookie’s Restaurant), run as a fishermen’s bar by two generations of Cooks: Frank “Friday” Cook, Clara Cabral Cook, Wilbur Cook, and Joseph Cook. It gained wider popularity with fare like peixe frito em molho de tomate and was celebrated by Howard Mitcham in The Provincetown Seafood Cookbook. David Gallerani ran it as Gallerani’s, with northern Italian specialties. He offered daily meals to clients of the AIDS Support Group. Lorraine Najar bought it in 2003. She saw to it that the bar wound up at Clem & Ursie’s, in-laws of the Cooks through Sandy (Cook) Silva. Popular and respected, Lorraine’s Mexican was in business here 21 years. It’s now at 338 Commercial. In 2014, Audrey Mostaghim opened Joon Bar + Kitchen, designed by Kevin O’Shea.

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