Dining Out

Island liquor stores are stocking cachaça, a cane spirit that is Brazil’s answer to rum.

Hail to the Obamarita.

Polish up your silver julep cups and remind your friends that you can make more with mint than a mojito.

Nervous as hell I was, that Memorial Day weekend, 2011.

In 2005, Edgartown summer resident Otto Hoernig III sold a defense satellite business that he owned with his father and sister and signed a five-year non-compete clause. “I couldn’t do the same business, and that’s all I really knew,” he said recently.

A venerable Island industry makes a comeback, and Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch navigates the ins and outs of this once seemingly simple crystal that has become the flavor of the year.

Since opening in 2009, State Road in West Tisbury has become the darling of the Vineyard restaurant scene, with its artful décor and meals highlighting the Island’s bounty.

Twenty-five years ago, Island builder/ developer Peter Rosbeck of Edgartown came up with a very Vineyardy business idea: He would produce a home-grown sparkling water blended with a touch of natural grape flavor.

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Dining Out