Lola's Southern Seafood re-opened turned on Friday - for the third time in 20 years. Old favorites like Mussels ala Lola will still be offered, and so will a late night dancing scene, but this time mainly with DJs spinning the tunes.
Tonight is an evening for turning lemons into lemonade.
Islander Joyce Garde, a 14-year cancer survivor, was recently diagnosed with another cancer. Rather than fight the battle alone, she is celebrating with friends and is doing it in style — at a benefit held tonight in her honor at Lola’s restaurant in Oak Bluffs. All are invited to join her from 7 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. for free finger food, live deejay music, dancing, and a silent auction. The suggested donation is $20 at the door.
After 15 years in business on Beach Road in Oak Bluffs, Lola’s restaurant has decided to add lunch. The meal will be served on the patio courtyard or in the air-conditioned dining room from noon until 3 p.m.
Lola’s also has starting delivering a choice of five sandwiches with chips and a soda to the Inkwell or first and second bridge along State Beach by an eco-friendly bicycle delivery boy.
More information is available by calling 508-693-5007.
Kathy and Paul Domitrivich of Lola’s Southern Seafood are hosting a summer solstice fundraiser for Penelope Dickens on Sunday, June 22. Penelope is in her third year of cancer treatments and needs help meeting her basic living costs.
Lola’s may have arrived late to this summer, but the re-opened Oak Bluffs dining establishment will dance its way out of this hot summer with what’s billed as nothing less than a Labor Day End of Season Blow-Out Pajama Party Buffet.
Admission is $20 on Monday night, Sept. 6. The party featuring deejay Steve starts at 9 p.m., and it’s bring your own pj’s and dancing shoes.
For loyal customers, the heart and soul of Oak Bluffs has returned: Lola’s is back in business. On Friday night at 10 p.m., the parking lot was full, the music was playing and friends were dancing, rejoicing in the reopening of the restaurant. It was as if it never left.
“It’s like prohibition is over!” one customer declared. “Our Island is a happy place again,” said another.