Dining Out

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.

The owners of the Sweet Life Café in Oak Bluffs share the essence of their home collection and suggest some wine pairings with dishes from the restaurant and home.

Deon Thomas has been shuttling between the Vineyard and Anguilla for years, developing a restaurant business on both islands, as well as a devoted following who travel to wherever he can be found in the kitchen.

After the long, cold winter we spent indoors, spring has arrived to push us outside to collect new green leaves and dig up fat roots. This is the time, according to tradition, for spring cleaning – and we don’t mean the house. We’re referring to an ancient folk belief about cleaning the blood, renewing the spirit, and energizing the body.

The Vineyard has plenty of amenities to offer its inhabitants, but there’s one thing many would say is missing that would make life complete: a plentiful supply of ethnic food, preferably reasonably priced.

When off-Island, Vineyarders make a point to get our fill from ethnic restaurants in Boston or New York, or else pick up takeout on the Cape to enjoy on the boat ride home.

Chef Kevin Crowell of Détente in Edgartownuses Island ingredients regularly.

From the baking and boxing to the selling, the Blake family shares the workload at their home in West Tisbury.

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Dining Out