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Artcliff Diner Opens With New Chef

The Artcliff Diner's new chef, Teddy Diggs, formerly worked at the Homeport and Beach Plum Inn. The restaurant reopens today, as does the Scottish Bakehouse; other Island restaurants are also beginning to open their doors.

Like snowdrops, some Martha's Vineyard restaurants are making an early appearance on the seasonal scene.

Today marks the long-awaited reopening of the Artcliff Diner in Vineyard Haven, last year's Patch Readers' Choice Award winner for best breakfast on the Island.

According to Guinevere Cramer in the Point B Realty blog, the Artcliff also has a new chef, Teddy Diggs, who formerly worked at the Homeport and Beach Plum Inn.

This is the 70th year of operation for the Artcliff, which now also has a food truck, Cramer writes. Contact the restaurant at 508-693-1224.

Also reopening today: The Scottish Bakehouse, back from its winter break.

Another Patch Readers' Choice Award winner, the Lambert's Cove Inn and Restaurant has opened its doors for the season, announcing oyster nights on Thursdays, a three-course meal for $30 on Fridays and "Dinner and a Show" Saturdays. Call 508-693-2298 for details and reservations.

Shiretown Meats will reopen March 4, according to a sign in its door.

Café Moxie in Vineyard Haven and The Wharf in Edgartown remain closed until mid-March. (See .)

State Road Restaurant posted on Facebook, "We will be back on March 28th."

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Aron Levy March 01, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Well I know where I'm going for brekkies on Sunday morning!
steve auerbach March 01, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Whoppie, the Art Cliff is reopening! I just hope that the new chef doesn't tamper with the Spicy Chicken Hash.
Mary March 01, 2013 at 03:56 PM
One of the new restaurants on the Vineyard is Lucky Hank’s in Edgartown and has great food. The staff was very friendly and was one of the best breakfast I have had in years; can’t wait to try lunch and dinner.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 01, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Lucky Hank's looks like a nice friendly place. I look forward to trying it very soon— thanks, Mary, for the tip.
Martha Magee March 01, 2013 at 06:31 PM
What about Gina Stanley, Feeder of People?
Aron Levy March 01, 2013 at 10:40 PM
That would be an offense worthy of public tarring and feathering. And maybe some farm-fresh egging. ('Cuz the local eggs are the best part!)
Aron Levy March 01, 2013 at 10:44 PM
That's a really good question, Martha. Everybody loves Gina!
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 01, 2013 at 11:38 PM
She owns the place and hired the chef, according to the Point B Realty blog post linked above.
Martha Magee March 03, 2013 at 03:02 AM
Oh, Phew! Well that's good news she's still the owner. She's worked so hard over the years. Hopefully this will allow her a much deserved respite while Art Cliff lovers will continue to enjoy her legendary over the top good food. And I just LOVE the food truck.
Mark Seruya March 04, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Food truck! The best
Aron Levy March 04, 2013 at 11:04 PM
I went on Sunday and the food was delicious as I fully expected. What wasn't so delicious is that Gina raised all of her prices: breakfast is more or less the same, maybe a dollar more. But lunch now averages about 12-15 dollars, and that makes me sad :( However, such is life, and goodness knows I will still eat there. Because OM NOM NOM NOM.
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) March 05, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Do you recommend anything in particular on the menu, Aron?
Martha Magee March 05, 2013 at 03:34 AM
I go to take a bath in the Hollandaise! It's real, old school hollandaise, done properly. Absolutely wonderful.
Martha Magee March 05, 2013 at 03:46 AM
Eggs Benedict - the classic - done right! also, the Bull's Eye You could virtually close your eyes and point. Everything on the menu is wondrous and the breakfast specials are always imaginative and over the top. Always hard to choose. Caveat: get there early!
Aron Levy March 05, 2013 at 03:00 PM
I'm going to second Martha on that one. Just make sure you get local eggs: they're totally worth the fifty cents per. I had a Mr T frittata, which I'm amazed to think I'd never tried before, because it's so far up my alley. Linguica, jalapeño, and (I subbed scallions for the) onion. Super nummy!
Martha Magee March 05, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Yes, Aron, agreed on the local eggs! I have never understood why anyone living on island would buy commercial eggs! I never do unless theyre organic. Things are improving though in that local eggs can now be found on the shelves at Cronig's. And more folks seem to be raising chickens.
Martha Magee March 05, 2013 at 07:36 PM
FOOOOD TRUCK RULES!!!!!
Aron Levy March 05, 2013 at 10:09 PM
As I wrote on a Foursquare tip, the French Fries there will CHANGE YOUR LIFE. (And the problem with organic, local eggs is that they're so damned expensive. Six dollars a dozen is a lot of money!)
Martha Magee March 05, 2013 at 11:47 PM
Oh, God, the salty piping hot garlic fries from the food truck at 1 am on a Saturday night!!! Forgot about those! And the falafel!
Aron Levy March 06, 2013 at 03:20 PM
YES! After I broke my hand last summer, the food truck was the only place open by the time I got out of the hospital. While I couldn't cut my food, it sure was yummy. Just messy ;D
Martha Magee March 06, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Boy, Regina Stanley's ears ought to be burning by now!

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