All-you-can-eat at Outerland

Kathy Tarr and Michelle Goodrich
Off-Islanders - all the way from the Cape - Kathy Tarr, left, and Michelle Goodrich savor their stir-fried dinner before heading to the dance floor at Outerland last Friday. Photos by Susan Safford

By Tony Omer - October 25, 2007

Winter on the Vineyard can seem pretty slow, particularly after a hectic summer, but the folks out at Outerland plan to keep things rolling right along. They are instituting a full winter schedule of events and activities to help keep things warm and cozy while the days shorten and the temperature drops. Outerland will be open straight through the winter for the first time in living memory.

Mona and Barry Rosenthal, proprietors of Outerland, are full of fresh, new ideas. One of their latest is All-you-can-eat Sushi and Stir-Fry Fridays for $18.95. The sushi is made in house. It was fresh and varied. Served with wasabi and sliced ginger, it could easily have been a meal in itself. There was fried rice and the main course, rice or bean curd noodles with vegetables and either chicken or beef, made to order and stirred-up in woks right in front of you by Chef Brad Stevens. It was quite a bargain even without the live music. This past Friday featured a Boston Motown cover band, The Dream Team Band with Athene Wilson. Their tight rhythmic arrangements of 70s and 80s dance tunes had most of the crowd up and on the floor, dancing non-stop.

Brad Stevens
Chef Brad Stevens "woking" his magic at Outerland's second All you Can Eat Sushi and Stir Fry Fridays.

Sunday nights it's football and an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet for $15, Monday night football and all you can eat chicken wings for $9.95 and Thursday is trivia night. Check their schedule in The Times or online at outerlandmv.com.

There will be no Stir Fry Friday tomorrow. In its stead there will be a benefit for Island Affordable Housing, Viva La Vineyard, a Vegas night with Jerry Bennett and The Sultans of Swing playing for the first time at Outerland. Classic Vegas cuisine and cocktails from 7-9 pm, followed by the show with dancing & gaming until midnight. Tickets for Dinner, Show & Games are $75 (including $100 in "casino cash"), Show Only at 9 pm is $25.

Proceeds benefit the Island Affordable Housing Fund. For more information, call 508-696-0943 or e-mail gcramer@islandaffordable.org.