Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The June issue of "Travel + Leisure" magazine includes a "definitive guide to Martha's Vineyard." What do you think of the editors' 35 choices?
Congratulations to the following Island businesses and attractions: They were chosen for the new Travel + Leisure "Definitive Guide to Martha's Vineyard," appearing online and in the June issue of the magazine published by American Express. Waterfront inns: Eateries: Bars: Shopping: Things to do and see: Beaches: Islanders' picks: To read the full Travel + Leisure article, click here. Are your favorites on this "definitive" list? Did the editors miss something? Tell us in the comments. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Flatbread Company on Airport Road and Lobsterville Bar & Grill in Oak Bluffs are both opening for 2013 this Thursday, with Lobsterville holding an open house preview Wednesday and Flatbread throwing a party with local bands Saturday.
Two more seasonal Martha's Vineyard restaurants are opening their doors Thursday, May 16: Flatbread Company on the Edgartown side of Airport Road and Lobsterville Bar & Grill on the Oak Bluffs waterfront. On Facebook, both establishments are inviting customers to special events celebrating the start of the 2013 season. Lobsterville Bar & Grill posts "Come on down on Wed the 15th at 5pm for our 2013 Open House! Hors d'oeuvres, limited menu, Refreshing Beverages, meet the new crew! New Lunch & Dinner Menus begin at 11:30am Thursday the 16th!" If you haven't been there yet, the @LobstervilleMV Twitter account advises "We're in the Caribbean Blue gingerbread-style house - The tallest structure right on OB Harbor." The address is 8 Circuit Ave…
Grey skies didn't dampen the fun of dual Edgartown festivals: Pink & Green Weekend and the inaugural Martha's Vineyard Wine Festival. Were you there?
"I haven't got time for the rain" could have been the theme song in Edgartown over the weekend as locals and visitors mingled at a double series of colorful events held under grey skies. In our video shot on Mother's Day, the Black Dog Himself welcomes all to the Pink & Green Weekend dog show on Main Street, Détente's chefs whip up treats and ticketholders enjoy food and drink during the Martha's Vineyard Wine Festival at the Edgartown Rod & Gun Club. Do you have pictures from the weekend? Post them here! Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Edgartown is turning pink and green with special cocktails, activities and discounts at a variety of businesses this Mother's Day weekend.
Shops and restaurants in Edgartown are jump-starting the season with the returning Pink & Green weekend, happening now through Sunday. Pink & Green Weekend: Why Pink and Green? The Mother's Day weekend event, which made its debut in 2012, celebrates spring and kicks off the summer season with shopping discounts and special events. It's organized by the Edgartown Board of Trade. Some highlights: Edgartown Paint Shoppe is offering 25 percent off all pink and green Paint Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hannah B is offering 10 percent off pink and green clothing Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Boneyard Surf Shop, open from from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., has 10 percent off any item with pink and green. thomas dresser book signing at etown books …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Where do you take your mom for Mother’s Day brunch on the Vineyard? We're making, and taking, recommendations for Sunday's best meal.
There are many ways to celebrate Mother’s Day on Martha’s Vineyard and one of the easiest and yummiest ways to show Mom your love is to take her out for Mother’s Day brunch. Here are some of the restaurants on Island offering a Mother’s Day Brunch this coming Sunday: Détente (1:30 p.m. only, tickets at winefestmv.com) Cafe Moxie Lucky Hank's Lambert's Cove Inn Lure Grill at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort Farm Neck Café Water Street State Road Restaurant The Edgartown Inn Where is your favorite place to take your mom for Mother’s Day Brunch? Tell us in the comments and we'll add it to the list. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
"I think it’s a decision that makes sense since I’m there seven days and seven nights a week," chef Ben Deforest of Red Cat Kitchen at Ken'n'Beck told Oak Bluffs selectmen.
The man in charge of the cuisine at a popular Oak Bluffs dinner spot is now the restaurant manager as well, following approval by town selectmen last month. "I think it’s a decision that makes sense, since I’m there seven days and seven nights a week," said chef Ben Deforest of Red Cat Kitchen at Ken'n'Beck at an April 23 selectmen's meeting. Restaurant owner Carol Ward and her attorney Howard Miller attended the meeting, Miller telling selectmen that "it was decided since (Deforest) was doing such a good job, he ought to be responsible for day to day operations under the license. Neighbor Caleb Caldwell of 18 Kennebec Ave. also spoke up at the meeting. "Ben’s been a great neighbor," Caldwell said. "It's not noisy at night ... we certainly…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Both the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission and the West Tisbury board of selectmen have approved a beer and wine license for the Plane View Restaurant at the airport, according to a Vineyard Gazette report.
Local officials have cleared the way for Plane View Restaurant to obtain a license to serve beer and wine, according to a report in the Vineyard Gazette. A restaurant worker said Sunday she wasn't sure when the Plane View would begin serving alcohol after having just received state approval. Selectmen unanimously approved the request last week and the Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission has also approved it, the Gazette reports. Plane View is located inside the Martha's Vineyard Airport at 71 Airport Rd: 508-693-1886. It is the airport's only restaurant. Please see our Restaurant Page for more of the latest news on Island eateries. Our Food & Dining Directory has the phone numbers and addresses of your favorite spots. Stay Patched in! …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Recent Board of Health inspections show that several Edgartown restaurants have been ordered to correct violations and some, like The Pizza Place, have already done so. Did your favorite place get a clean report? Read on.
The first Friday of each month is when MV Patch publishes restaurant inspection reports. This month we visited Edgartown Town Hall to find out what restaurants have recently been checked out by Board of Health inspector William Clasby. Clasby's visit to The Pizza Place April 6 found a dozen violations of what the state calls "provisions related to foodborne illnesses interventions and risk factors (red items)," including: and two "violations related to good retail practices," However, on a return visit to The Pizza Place April 20 Clasby found nearly all the violations had been corrected, with one food-holding unit scheduled to be replaced. The Square Rigger had four violations of the foodborne illnesses provisions when Clasby inspected …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
May brings a new wave of restaurant openings to Martha's Vineyard, beginning with the popular restaurant and bar Detente tonight. Also tonight, Eleven North hosts a "meet and greet" with free snacks from new chef John Welch (pictured).
More seasonal businesses are opening their doors on the Vineyard: Detente, the well-regarded restaurant and bar at 15 Winter St. in Edgartown's Nevin Square, begins serving dinners nightly at 5:30 p.m. today. A status update on the restaurant's Facebook page reads, "We're so excited to share our new menu, cocktail list, and (after many years absence) the new bar menu!" Also in Edgartown, tonight Eleven North invites customers to a "meet and greet" with recently-hired chef John Welch (in photo) from 5 to 8 p.m. A sign posted in the window of the restaurant at 11 North Water St. reads, "Please come and check us out Have a cocktail and enjoy free appetizers Meet our staff and new chef John Welch New menu and grand opening on the horizon …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A video visit with chef Shaun Brian Sells in the kitchen of one of Edgartown's favorite restaurants, Water St. at the Harbor View Hotel and Resort.
Have you eaten at the Harbor View lately? There's a lot more to enjoy than the breathtaking view of Edgartown Light and the harbor: From humble burgers to Island seafood to imaginative creations, the food is an attraction on its own with a wine list to match. Meet the Zagat award-winning executive chef behind the menu at Henry's bar and Water St. restaurant, Shaun Brian Sells, and watch him prepare a dish in this new video. Please see our Restaurant Page for the latest news on Island eateries. Our Food & Dining Directory has the phone numbers and addresses of your favorite spots. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news…