Restaurants & Bars 5

5 weekends on the Vineyard: some thoughts

gini | Jul 29, 200901:42 PM

We've been based on Lambert's Cove, with varying modes of transportation: vespa, bicycle, car. Having a kitchen and a deck and a grill and all that has made eating out less of a priority - I'd definitely like to try a couple more places, but for now, some thoughts:

Lobster roll at Grace Church on Friday nights. In a word: fantastic.

Art Cliff: http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guid...
Cod cake with eggs for me and a special crab tortilla for him: both completely outstanding. The best lunch/brunch/breakfast I've had in a long time.

Newes From America Pub: http://www.kelley-house.com/dining_ne...
Reuben for me, Fish & Chips for him: both totally fine, but given that we were starved by the time we got there, I'm not sure my taste buds were exactly right. I'd like to try more of their menu.

Seafood Shanty: http://www.theseafoodshanty.com/
Chowder and lobster roll for me, Fish & Chips for him: pretty good chowder, actually, definitely better than The Quarterdeck's version, but interestingly inferior to the version served on the ferry. Also had a perfectly fine lobster roll, but the bun was cold, unbuttered, ungrilled and way too doughy. The fish and chips were again the beer battered variety, but held up well enough. I'd like to try The Atlantic instead, I think.

Black Dog Bakery:
Various times we've had perfectly acceptable muffins and egg sandwiches. Really I just like how quiet and comfortable a place it is to read the paper on Sunday, before church lets out.

Mad Martha's Icecream: http://www.yelp.com/biz/mad-marthas-i...
I had strawberry. It was eh.

Mrs Blake's pies: http://www.seriouseats.com/2006/05/mr...
Sadly, I think the loss of Mrs. Blake has resulted in some inferior pies. Looks like I'm baking from now on.

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