Off the Menu: Food, Wine and Autumn on the Vineyard
Susie Middleton
The Martha's Vineyard Food and Wine Festival begins Thursday, Oct. 19 and includes more than 20 events, nearly double the number of last year.
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Off the Menu: Take Out, Pop Up, Dine In
Susie Middleton
Figures. I finally get to taco night and it’s the last one of the season.
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When Life Gives You Tomatoes
Susie Middleton
Morning Glory did not reach its first 100-pound daily field tomato harvest until August 10 this year, five days later than in 2016.
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Cooking With Heart: Saturday Night at the Red Cat Kitchen
Susie Middleton
It’s Saturday night at the Red Cat: a playlist of Stones, Kinks, and Dead, every seat taken. The Obamas are 10 minutes out. At the helm is Ben DeForest, the Island’s original bad-boy chef.
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Carlos Montoya, Making Magic in the Kitchen of Garde East
Susie Middleton
I couldn’t help myself. I had to lean in, over the expediting station, to watch what chef Carlos Montoya was doing.
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Juli Vanderhoop Finds Her Voice
Susie Middleton
Juli Vanderhoop is the proprietor of Orange Peel Bakery, a beacon of bread, biscuits, pastries and pies in Aquinnah.
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For Hal Ryerson, It's the Sweet Life
Susie Middleton

Hal Ryerson’s story is a Vineyard story of the very best kind. Boy meets girl, long hours worked, great friendships made. Spoiler alert: Hal and his wife, Erin, bought The Sweet Life Cafe last year.

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Gina Stanley's Art Cliff Diner: A Seventeen-Year Love Affair
Susie Middleton
The Art Cliff Diner turns 75 next year, but it might not have reached its diamond jubilee if Regina Lynn Stanley hadn’t come along with a vision in 2000.
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The Food Minded Fellow's Field of Dreams
Susie Middleton
Starting his own business as a private chef is a dream come true for Gavin Smith, also known as the Food Minded Fellow.
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Molly Levine and Her Ladies Who Rule the Line
Susie Middleton
Make no mistake about it: Molly Levine is a force — a beautiful, effervescent and gracious force, but one with a reverberating energy field that is hard not to get drawn into.
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