07.01.14

In the summer, volunteers on the Vineyard visit beaches under the light of the moon to count horseshoe crabs as they come ashore to spawn.

By Sara Brown

07.01.14

Dress the beans while they’re still slightly warm and serve this salad at room temperature (not cold) for the best flavor. Great for a potluck, this also makes a nice supper with grilled tuna or swordfish.

By Susie Middleton

07.01.14

We brake for green beans. Locally grown green beans are always selling out at the farm stand.

By Susie Middleton

07.01.14

Chef Nathan Gould of Water Street Restaurant at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown says his fluke crudo is a very refreshing appetizer for a Vineyard summer evening. “Enjoy with a vinho verde or any easy-drinking citrus-forward wine,” he adds.

By Nathan Gould

07.01.14

Now as the local seafood coordinator for the Menemsha Fish House, he still cooks his fluke this way at home, and says all that’s needed as an accompaniment is a tomato or leafy green garden salad.

By Mike Holtham

07.01.14

Prudy Burt swung her Toyota Tacoma off of North Road and onto the shoulder. She traipsed confidently through the brush, pushing branches out of her way as she headed for Mill Brook. A Burt-led tour of the brook is both history lesson and gossip column, environmental report and storytelling session. She names each pond and knows the property owner responsible for every dam (and whether their children like to fish).

By Heidi Sistare

07.01.14

On the morning of Wednesday, July 1, 1891 a large flag with a white background, blue border, and the words “Harbor View” in crimson letters was run up the flagpole of a new enterprise at the very edge of Edgartown.

By Nis Kildegaard

07.01.14

Food and Drink Best Coffee: Mocha Mott’s 10 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-696-1922

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Edgartown Rising

On the morning of Wednesday, July 1, 1891 a large flag with a white background, blue border, and the words “Harbor View” in crimson letters was run up the flagpole of a new enterprise at the very edge of Edgartown.

Best of the Vineyard 2014

Food and Drink

Best Coffee: Mocha Mott’s

10 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-696-1922

15 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-3155, mochamotts.com

Mike Holtham’s Pan-Roasted Fluke

Now as the local seafood coordinator for the Menemsha Fish House, he still cooks his fluke this way at home, and says all that’s needed as an accompaniment is a tomato or leafy green garden salad.

Know Your Fluke and Eat it Too

“It’s crispy and delicious, almost a little sweet,” says Tim Broderick, a man who knows his fluke. The Chilmark fisherman was the host of last year’s fisherman’s fish fry, an annual tradition to mark the end of the commercial fluke season and a chance for the fishermen to slow down and enjoy this summer specialty they unload daily on Menemsha docks. Their method was simple and classic: they rolled the fluke in flour seasoned with just salt and pepper and plunged it into the deep fryer, serving it alongside fried clams, garden salads, and other potluck dishes.

Fluke Crudo with Strawberry Grapefruit Sauce

Chef Nathan Gould of Water Street Restaurant at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown says his fluke crudo is a very refreshing appetizer for a Vineyard summer evening. “Enjoy with a vinho verde or any easy-drinking citrus-forward wine,” he adds.

Green Bean Salad Niçoise

Dress the beans while they’re still slightly warm and serve this salad at room temperature (not cold) for the best flavor. Great for a potluck, this also makes a nice supper with grilled tuna or swordfish.

That's My Boat: Wayne Iacono

Captain: Wayne Iacono

Home Port: Menemsha

Name: Freedom

The Boat: Thirty-five-foot Bruno & Stillman fiberglass lobster boat. Built 1980 in Newington, New Hampshire.

The Other Boat: Warrior, a twenty-foot fiberglass scallop skiff, makers unknown.

Oceanography: Those Old Vineyard Blue Bloods

In the summer, volunteers on the Vineyard visit beaches under the light of the moon to count horseshoe crabs as they come ashore to spawn.

The Look, 1922

Phillip R. Allston, of Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, snapped this picture of his friends at Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs.

 

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Crisply cooling and refreshing with the added “medicinal” benefit of the quinine in tonic, this most patrician of drinks evokes the most patrician of Island towns: Edgartown. In summer. On a dock. Under a flag. Wearing pink.

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