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Oct 26, 2006 02:01 PM

Recs on Martha's Vineyard (specifically Edgartown)

Hi - My wife and I are headed to MV for our anniversary and would love your thoughts on chow-friendly spots. Anything from the best sandwiches to a romantic night out. I've searched and found some ideas, but most are for in-season recs. Since we're headed there in early December your suggestions may be different (fireplaces vs al fresco). Thanks in advance!

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  1. While most of my favorites are seasonal, I'm sure the Newes in Edgartown is year round. I don't seem to get past the appetizers though, because I want so many of them, I never have room for an entree! Stilletos are my favorite, these are soft breadsticks that have been toasted with garlic and are served with a bleu cheese spread!!
    On the road between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs there is Lola's. You'll need to check to see if it will be open. They were always year-round but last winter they closed and put all of us in a tizzy!! They're known for their southern cooking, jambalya, mussels; crawfish and the like. If you're there on a Friday or Saturday night they generally have entertainment.
    In Oak Bluffs a new mexican place opened up on Circuit Avenue called Sharky's Cantina. While it may not look like much, the food is sensational. I had a paella there that was chock full of homemade chorizo; shredded pork and rice and then topped with lobster and shrimp -- absolutely delicious!!
    Off season is a great time to visit the Vineyard - Have a great time !!

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    1. re: Pegmeister

      Sharky's Paella was not tasty. Perhaps I got a bad batch but the seafood was rubbery and the dish was not seasoned well.

    2. I love the Newes too. David Ryan's is open year round (upstairs and down.) It s on North Water Street - not far from the Newes!

      1. Thanks! I'll be sure to check these out and see if they'll be open in December. I'd heard of Lola's - sounds good.

        Anyone else?

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