Thursday, February 14, 2013
A round-up of today's lunch specials posted by Island restaurants on Facebook.
What's for lunch on Valentine's Day? Here are some posts from Facebook with the specials of the day: The Newes from America: Soup of the day, beef chili; lunch special, Spicy Pepper Burger. Waterside Market soups: Turkey Chili $7; Broccoli Cheddar $6; Tomato Basil $6; French Onion $6 Mememsha Fish Market: 2 for 1 soups all day, jumbo Katama oysters available. Scallops, scallops, scallops! The Net Result: 1 1/4 lb. LOBSTERS 7.50 lb. Do you have lunch specials to add? Tell us in the comments. You may also be interested in: 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.
For Valentine's Day, tell us what you love about the Island. I'll start: It's in my DNA.
Why do we choose to live on Martha's Vineyard? What's unique about this place we call home? Since it's Valentine's Day, we want to hear from you about what you love most about the Island and what makes it so special. Please post comments and pictures here to share the love. I'll start: I love MV because I did a lot of my growing up here and because it's in my DNA from both sides of my family, going back three generations on my father's side and two on my mother's. Mom and her brother Henry Robinson grew up in what is now called the Dr. Daniel Fisher House, next to the Old Whaling Church on Main Street in Edgartown. These days, she lives near the Edgartown Light — very near, in summer, when she rents out her house and moves aboard her …
Valentine’s Day is here and so is our round-up of Island specials, deals and even a free Vineyard Vines Valentine you can download and print. Got more V-Day tips for Martha’s Vineyard lovers? Tell us in the comments.
Has Valentine's Day 2013 taken you by surprise? Or have you been looking for just the right way to celebrate? Here are some last-minute suggestions from Island businesses on Facebook: Gifts and cards Flowers Sweets Dinners and experiences D.I.Y. Do you have another last-minute Vineyard Valentine idea to suggest? Tell us in the comments. You may also be interested in: 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.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
What off-season? Chilmark Chocolates is open through Feb. 17 and Menemsha Fish Market is selling and serving seafood daily.
Fish for Tuesday You've got to hand it to Stanley Larsen. Even in the depths of a Martha's Vineyard winter, he's kept the doors open at Menemsha Fish Market (formerly Poole's), selling seafood and a surprisingly diverse menu of carry-out meals. At lunchtime Tuesday, people lined up for fish sandwiches — freshly steamed, your choice from the day's catch of salmon, cod or whatever's freshest, served on a bun— lobster quesadillas and the market's signature hot lobster rolls. Ask for it by name Linda Thompson of Chilmark drove to the fish market for a delicacy that isn't on the fish market's menu. Thompson calls it "Half and Half," a straightforward name for her preferred 50-50 mixture of Larsen's clam chowder and his lobster bisque. Combining…
Friday, February 8, 2013
A plea for possibility, hope, and love.
Dear Martha – Why is it that every time I mention casually, that Valentine’s Day is around the corner I get an eye roll, a scoff, and a general bolt of negative energy from most everyone? (that’s not “everyone” but I would say it’s most of the people I know with the exception of a special few). What’s up with hating love? I don’t at all get it. Yes, yes, I’m aware that people think the holiday was created by Hallmark and other card companies to drive revenue….you know what, blah blah blah. I love love, and I love the celebration of it, and I love getting a card from someone who loves me, and I love sending one to someone I love. Why does engaging in Valentine’s Day make you a sell-out these days? It’s completely depressing. Since you …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
If you’ve put it off until now, not to worry – here are five ideas of how to make this the most romantic Valentine’s Day yet
1. The Lambert’s Cove Inn is offering an incredible Valentine's Day Special and there are still rooms available. Enjoy a two night stay Friday and Saturday of Valentine's weekend and get chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle champagne upon arrival, a continental breakfast each morning and top off the weekend with a romantic dinner either evening in our award winning restaurant, all for $575.00 per couple plus tax and gratuity. 2. Take your Valentine to dinner at Zephrus in Vineyard Haven. On the menu are such tantalizing treats as ½ dozen Island oysters, Tempura Yellowfin Tuna Roll and Foie Gras Torchon – and those are just the appetizers. Main courses include oven roasted prime rib, roasted organic chicken and house made butternut …
Friday, February 10, 2012
There are major nutritional differences between different types of chocolates
Chocolate is a staple of Valentine's Day, and for good reason. It's a sinfully sweet treat, of course, but it also contains flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that has been shown to have health benefits for the very target of Cupid's arrow—the heart. But not all chocolate products are created equal: they can vary wildly in flavonoid content, fat and calories, and quality of ingredients. So how can you be sure you're expressing your love with the most healthful chocolate option? According to dietitian Gloria Tsang, many products you might find in the chocolates section of your grocery store or gift shop have much more sugar and fat than real chocolate. "It's always a good idea to stick to real chocolate rather than candies and bars with …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Looking for a perfect Valentine’s gift this year? We’ve got you covered
Whether you think it's a Hallmark holiday or not, Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to get the woman in your life a piece of beautiful jewelry. With a few exceptions, there are very few ladies out there who don’t love beautiful bobbles and gems. Here is a sample of the types of romantic pieces you can get on Island – some even made by Island jewelers - at shops open year round. If you want to pull out all the stops this year, CB Stark in Edgartown and Vineyard Haven has what you need like this beautiful diamond ring in an antique platinum setting. $16,000. Plus, from Feb 11th - 14th, CB Stark is having a Valentine’s Day sale in the Vineyard Haven store. And for those of you off-Island, this Sunday, Feb 12th, CB Stark is having its first …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Did you make reservations for your favorite restaurant months ago? Or are you flying by the seat of your pants on the day? Take the poll and add your comments.
Valentine's Day is on Tuesday, February 14. One week from today. You have been warned. There's still plenty of time to make reservations at a restaurant, order flowers, write a poem, or organize a scavenger hunt for the love of your life. The size or price (or lack of) isn't always important. Macaroni necklaces are some of the most cherished gifts ever, but probably if you haven't been married to the person for 40 years... Check out Patch all week for Valentine's Day ideas and suggestions. And let us know what you're doing for Valentine's Day in the comments section.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
With Valentine’s Day close at hand, we want to know your favorite spot to take your sweetheart … in the dead of winter
Come early June, there’s no shortage of romantic locations on the Island. No matter where you turn, there are rolling green hills, fields of wildflowers and grazing horses, sunsets and moon rises over the ocean. In the middle of February, there aren’t quite as many obvious spots to bring out the romantic in us. However, that doesn’t mean that the Island in winter isn’t a place for romance. For example, a sunny morning walk on Lucy Vincent Beach, even if you are buried under layers of coats and hats, can inspire poetry. And dinner at Lambert’s Cove Restaurant, with a dark wind outside and candlelight inside, is a rival for a summer Menemsha sunset (plus there’s more parking) Maybe a night together at the Mansion House, followed by breakfast…