Monday, September 21, 2020

Eat & Drink

Nicky’s Italian Cafe in Vineyard Haven

Nicky's Italian Café has been a family owned and operated restaurant since 2001 when Bob and Laura Barbera opened it.

Cooking with Vineyard bay scallops

West Basin in Aquinnah is abuzz at 6:30 am, Monday through Friday, a sea of orange and yellow foul-weather gear.

Deer season on Martha’s Vineyard means venison

If you frequent Alley's in West Tisbury in the early mornings, you may have noticed that blaze orange and camouflage are very en vogue at the moment.

David Ryan’s in Edgartown employs new chef

David Ryan's has long been a popular nightspot, especially in the summer. Now, with new chef Stephen Pond, you may want to familiarize yourself with the menu.

Italian specials in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs

Brightening up the dinner scene, Italian restaurants Jimmy Sea's, Il Tesoro, and Nicky's Italian Cafe are all offering specials in the next few weeks.

Martha’s Vineyard brunches

Brunch might be my favorite meal to eat. I love a long, lingering morning meal, bottomless cups of coffee, comfortable clothes, no particular place to go.

Winter nights at Menemsha Cafe

The Menemsha Café is serving dinner on Friday nights this winter, as well as this Saturday, Nov. 27, and brunch this Sunday.

Susie Middleton to appear on Martha Stewart Show

West Tisbury resident and cookbook author Susie Middleton will appear on "The Martha Stewart Show," and her live segment will air at 10 am and 2 pm this Wednesday, Nov.

Detente launches Simple Suppers

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, Detente began Simple Suppers, a special prix-fixe dinner menu offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the winter, for $29.

Island Grown Initiative dinner a smokin’ success

Island Grown Initiative's fundraiser raised more than $12,000 through, according to IGI board president Sarah McKay, and fed more than 400 people.

Mocha motion: Coffee shops on Martha’s Vineyard

When I moved to Martha's Vineyard, the first coffee shop I found was Mocha Mott's. Now there's Espresso Love and Beetlebung too.

Inside the Slice of Life Cafe

At the Slice of Life Cafe, traditional favorites punctuated by creative variations have held a rapt audience for more than seven years.

Dan Sauer: Chef, farmer, contest winner

What do you do with stinging nettles, Russian olives, chicken-of-the-woods, and wild goose? If you're Dan Sauer, you win the Island's first Wild Food Challenge, held October 4.

What drives State Road Restaurant

When Mary Kenworth met her husband Jackson - a chef - more than 20 years ago, she had no intention of getting involved in the restaurant business.

Restaurant bargains with Our Island Club Card

When Geoff Rose and Jonathan Bernstein launched Our Island Club, they sought to uphold a sense of community and economic autonomy threatened by financial trends.

Linda Jean’s cookbook benefits Island Food Pantry

Linda Jean's wait staff and customers have whipped up a melange of delectable down home recipes, delivered only seven months after the idea began to simmer.

The Art of Chocolate Festival

Former Featherstone director Francine Kelly and her successor, daughter Ann Smith, both agree that the annual Art of Chocolate festival is the most popular event hosted by the Island's center for the arts each year.

A treasure at The Terrace: Il Tesoro

This week, I met with acclaimed chef A.J. Black, owner of Il Tesoro in Edgartown, to learn more about the restaurant's upcoming events and specials.

First Martha’s Vineyard Wildfood Challenge was quite the success

Monday night the entrance to Détente was filled with people flocking to the Wildfood Challenge.

Almost time for the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival

Tickets for the fourth annual Martha's Vineyard Food and Wine Festival, to be held October 15 and 16, are on sale now for all events: classes, seminars, the opening party, and the Grand Tasting.