Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Good Taste

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.

Offshore Ale’s two-for-one

Offshore Ale Co. has begun its weekly two-for-one dinner special. "Two-for-one night is really social, it has a community feel," says co-owner Phil McAndrews.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lure and Winnetu’s dine and stay special

By the end of September, I've developed an unstoppable craving for a quick-fix getaway to tide me over until our first real vacation.

Sidecar Cafe and Bar

From Irish pub to gourmet take-out, the railroad style storefront at 16 Kennebec Avenue in Oak Bluffs has embodied a diverse rotation of eateries over the years.

Sushi on the Vineyard

In 1985, the year I graduated from high school, John Hughes released the iconic coming-of-age movie, "The Breakfast Club.

All in the family: The Jackson empire

I sat down to interview Peg Jackson, the animated and outspoken matriarch of the family behind the success of the Ocean View and Plane View restaurants.

New restaurant: Little House Cafe

Without a doubt, Charles Ingalls ("Pa" of Little House on the Prairie) was a hard working man, but even he would have to tip his dusty hat to the owners of the Little House Café.

How sweet it is: The Sweet Life Cafe

When Pierre and Susan Guérin bought The Sweet Life Cafe in 2007, they had some big shoes to fill.

Where to eat in Menemsha

Right around this time every summer, I realize it's been weeks since I've left the two-mile microcosm in Oak Bluffs that has become my entire world.

Ice cream shops on Martha’s Vineyard

We all scream for ice cream — even if we're not chasing a Good Humor truck down the block.

Good taste

Diner purists may disapprove, but I intend to refute the premise that all diners are greasy-spoon hash houses in prefabricated aluminum buildings.

Bar harbor in Oak Bluffs

Since my move to Martha's Vineyard in 1994, I've lived in five of the Island's six unique towns.

Island farmers’ markets

In addition to the many farm stands we have on the Island, you can find farmers' markets four days a week, hosted by three different organizations.

Drinks in dry towns

Though you can't order your favorite vodka or tequila up-Island, you can bring it to a few of your favorite restaurants and they'll make you a Cape Codder or margarita.

Made on Martha’s Vineyard: Favorite Brand Ice Cream

You'd never guess Karen Colombo's first batch of ice cream was a disaster after tasting her Favorite Brand Ice Cream, made in Vineyard Haven and sold only on the Island.