Restaurants : Sunday brunch, and more
It's the meal that pleases everyone. Eat light or heavy, early or late - brunch is catered to each individual's preference, no matter how large your party is. Many Island restaurants serve brunch. Here is a sampling.
Farm Neck Café offers a Sunday brunch menu with eggs, waffles, roast turkey, and reubens, in addition to specialty items such as the Egg, Cheese, and Sausage Strata. The Strata is baked with Swiss cheese, mushrooms, and brioche.
Water Street at the Harbor View in Edgartown serves a large buffet that includes oysters and littlenecks on the half-shell, as well as a complete menu. A vegetarian may like the Egg White Frittata with roasted mushrooms, chives, and truffle oil. The Lobster Benedict features lobster, poached eggs, and herbed hollandaise on a croissasnt.
New this year, the Home Port in Menemsha offers Sunday brunch. Appetizers include a Box of Warm Sugared Doughnuts with Strawberry Rhubarb Dip, and Broiled Oysters with Spinach and Parmesan. Choose between seven different egg dishes, or try the "Other Things," such as New England Cod Cake Sandwich with oven-dried tomatoes, mixed greens, and key lime tartar sauce.
Deon's Restaurant in Oak Bluffs serves a Caribbean-American brunch. Highlights are Coconut Crusted French Toast, a Seafood Pancake, and Jerk Chicken and BBQ Ribs Combo with cinnamon-ripened plantain, rice, peas, and a vegetable medley.
Saltwater Restaurant in Vineyard Haven offers a great view of the Lagoon as well as an ever-changing brunch menu that keeps up with fresh, in-season items. They offer an Island Benedict, with varying fresh seafood, such as crab cakes or fish. Other items include Brioche French Toast, Steak Frites, and even deviled eggs.
Oyster Bar Grill in Oak Bluffs hosts a Sunday Southern-style brunch that fills the void of Lola's Restaurant, which specialized in southern fare and closed last year. Among many menu items are Grits, Fried Chicken, and Mint Juleps to drink.
New in town
State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury opened its doors last Thursday. The new restaurant, owned by Jackson and Mary Kenworth (previous owners of The Sweet Life Café and Slice of Life) is currently open for dinner and will soon serve breakfast and lunch.
Il Tesoro at the Terrace (formerly The Catch at the Terrace) recently opened for dinner. Owner and chef AJ Black boasts fine Italian cuisine with a full bar.
Shipwrecked (formerly Sugar Shack, Tsunami) opened on the Oak Bluffs Harbor this past weekend.