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Groovy smoothie

Remember the days when smoothies were a whole lot like a milkshake with a little fruit thrown in? Apparently those days are long gone. I’ve tried green smoothies, brown smoothies, pink smoothies, white smoothies,...

Tackling meatloaf sandwiches

Whenever we go to an old-time diner, the first thing I look for on the menu is a meatloaf sandwich. To me, it’s better than a burger because of the peppers and onions cooked...

Home cooking at Pawnee House

When you find a restaurant that appeases all the diets, you’ve stumbled into something special. So when rumor had it that an “all vegan” restaurant was opening in Oak Bluffs where the old Park...

In season

The Island’s growing season begins late and ends late. By the end of September the nights are cool, but corn is still growing down at Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown. It’s the perfect time...

Harvest of the Month: Tomatoes

One ubiquitous fall smell in my house is of simmering tomatoes. All week I pluck tomatoes from my garden as they ripen, and collect them in a bowl. I also go to local farms...

Homegrown hops

It's nice to know that COVID-19 hasn't wreaked havoc on this year's local hop harvest, and it's even nicer knowing that Hopps Farm Road Pale Ale will be available at Offshore Ale around Sept....

Fall fresh

The touch of cream in this soup is what makes it a bisque. There’s only a small amount, but it adds a smooth and velvety texture. Butternut squash — grown on the Vineyard and...

Try this $9 recipe: Focaccia

The Vineyard specializes in gourmet and interesting foods. Culinary experiments are encouraged, if not demanded, especially in the summer. While restaurants strive to new heights, however, so do their grocery bills. So here we’re...

That’s a spicy o’meatball

As a young man who still cooks and eats like he’s in college, these meatballs were a big step for me, but they’re relatively simple to make for everyone else. Now you might be wondering,...

Summer ceviche

There is absolutely nothing I love more than Island seafood — freshly shucked oysters, buttered lobster rolls, fresh scallops, you name it. After spending a few summers here, however, it’s important to learn how...

Dishing: Finds

M.V. Smokehouse was started in 2014 when friends Chef Nathan Gould and Island native and fisherman Gus Leaf went fishing and caught a bluefish. Nathan smoked the filets, and gave them to Gus. “Gus...

Harvest of the Month: Summer Squash

“Don’t leave your car unlocked in August — someone might fill it with zucchini.” When summer squash is in season, it’s really in season. You won’t be able to get away from it, and...

Fly to the Coop this summer

Beloved Island restaurant Coop de Ville hasn’t missed a beat this pandemic as they continue to serve up their famous wings, and offer some great new additions, like their new Shuck Shack raw bar. It’s...

Real-deal salads

I'm a salad person. I find that when I'm with friends or family, deciding what to grab to eat, salads often end up at the bottom of everyone's list. They're thought of as an option...

Gatos and golf

The old Island Cove Adventures is wearing a new hat, and is no longer just a place to channel your inner Tiger Woods, but one with some darn good food, and an enticing outdoor...

Home cooking in Oak Bluffs

We were having ribs anyway, and what could go better with them than some comfort food from the new Sarah Brown's in Oak Bluffs? I called my order in, and then braved the Sunday...

Dining with children

My daughter Hallie, who often accompanies me on these dine story missions, once again came with me Saturday night to the Winnetu, to have dinner at the Dunes. You must all be tired of hearing:...

Salt life

For me, summers on the Vineyard have always been defined by small family rituals — waking up at 6 in the morning to make it to the Right Fork Diner before the crowds, eating...

Harvest of the Month: Mushrooms

Why did the mushroom get invited to all the parties? Because he’s a fungi! Mushrooms are also delicious, simple to prepare, and packed with nutrients. They have a uniquely savory flavor while containing nearly...

At home at Seaweed’s

When guests sit down for a meal or glass of wine at Seaweed’s in Oak Bluffs, they will find a manifesto on the back of the menu. The declaration reads in part, “Earth provides...