Though there are a lot of options for lunch and dinner in the heart of Edgartown, it can be hard to find a good old fashioned hero (sub) — a sandwich style known for being hearty, filling, and a conduit for lots of different ingredients.

#9 Sandwiches Opens In Edgartown - Food To Go Martha's Vineyard

Well, your heros are now here. Friends Carlo Stanisci and Tim Starzyk have opened #9 Sandwiches, located right next store to Mad Martha’s, on North Water Street, #9 North Water Street to be exact.

#9 Sandwiches Take Out Restaurant Owners Tim Starzyk & Carlo Stanisci Edgartown Restaurants

Tim and Carlo met several years ago working at the Port Hunter restaurant in Edgartown. One an Island guy, Tim, and one a Brooklyn guy, Carlo, and though they might not agree on everything like football, one loves the Pats, and another’s heart belongs to the Giants, they did agree on the need for a great sandwich shop in Edgartown.

When Skinny Fats closed and the space opened up for a new venture, Tim and Carlo knew that they had to take it. They bounced back and forth on a concept for a bit, and found the perfect idea, #9 Sandwiches.

#9 Sandwiches

Named for the street address, this sandwich shop will focus on hero style sandwiches. Their inspiration is from some of the great sub shops of New York City, where shops sell out of sandwiches, only do certain ones on certain days, and ones that become sandwich destinations.

Carlo and Tim are starting from the base and working up. The bread is the most important part. There will be two options, grab-and-go ciabatta smaller sandwiches, and their big, stuffed with goodness hero sandwiches, both with bread from Pain D’Avignon, and their own bread, made in house, that will be used for specials.

These sandwiches are going to run the gamut, from sausage and peppers to meatball to chicken parm. Each sandwich will be crafted with ingredients imported from Italy, local sources or the best possible resource. Tim and Carlo are creating a number of their own toppings as well.

Pickled veggies Sandwich Topping At #9 Sandwiches New Edgartown Restaurant Food To go Martha's Vineyard

Forget about boring ole lettuce, how about their housemade pickled fennel and carrot agrodolce – a sweet and sour Italian sauce. See how delicious it looks on top of their Classic Italian sandwich with mortadella and provolone!

MOrtodelloYou’ll find several nods to traditional Italian dishes. Carlo has a meatball recipe from his aunt that he has tweaked, that is going to raise the meatball sub, I mean hero bar for sure.

Carlo and Tim will also be making their own sausage and having lots of housemade pickled sides to top the sandwiches with.

For them, it’s important to make good, really good sandwiches. It’s their mission to create that sandwich that is so good, that you have it again and again, at least some version, over and over, all summer long. The goal is to be the shop that becomes your go to for takeout sandwiches for the beach, lunch, dinner, whenever a sandwich is needed.

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Don’t forget to check out some of #9’s specialty soft drinks as well. Carlo swears by the espresso soda – the best caffeine pick me up. Truth be told, I just had one at  Taste of the Vineyard, and it does in fact do the job.

Also, if you’re feeling adventurous, you might want to try Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda, made from celery — so different. Both these and others give you another little taste of Brooklyn in Edgartown.

#9 Sandwiches

#9 Sandwiches will be open 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Mondays from now through October. Those hours could change if they find that people need more #9 Sandwiches!

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On July 1st, Martha’s Vineyard is going to see a culinary event unlike any other — Summer Bounty. Chef Scott Cummings is bringing six award winning chefs to Down Island restaurant in Oak Bluffs, for a chef’s dinner that will be unforgettable.

Martha's Vineyard Restaurant Down Island Hosts Summer Bounty Chef's Dinner With 6 Award Winning ChefsSummer Bounty features seven courses, with two seatings. Each course has been selected by the guest chef, and highlights ingredients from the chef’s home restaurant location. These chefs each bring something special to the kitchen, their own cooking techniques and flavor combinations.

Martha's Vineyard Restaurant Down Island Hosts Chef's Dinner With 6 Acclaimed Chefs in Oak Bluffs

To have six talented visiting chefs and chef Cummings, all cooking in one kitchen, is sure to produce culinary magic. These are chefs that have been mentors or inspirations for Cummings, and what an honor to host them, here on Martha’s Vineyard, in his kitchen.

Down Island Restaurant Oak Bluffs Restaurants Martha's Vineyard Dining Out

Chef Cummings believes this is the time to bring such a special dinner to the Island. There is a “food explosion” happening here. Where once there might have been one or two notable chefs, now there are several, and these chefs are working together to create an elevated food scene. They’re working hard to break the stereotype of a fried food and “chowder slinging” Island.

Down IslandIn case you are not a chef geek, let me break it down, and hopefully impress you and make you hungry.

What this means is that Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale (only 67 certified master chefs in the country), who has worked with Michelin Star chefs around the country, and chef owner of Root 657 in  Leesburg Virginia, will be cooking for you 48 hour short ribs with beet, orange, carrot, boo choy, shiitake peanut brittle and miso jus (6th course). You may have seen this chef on the Today Show, Throwdown with Bobby Flay and CBS This Morning.

Certified Master Chef Rich Rosendale Root 657 Joins Martha's Vineyard Summer Bounty Chef Dinner Hosted At Down Island Restaurant Oak BluffsA fan of the good ole New England Clam Bake? Chef Anthony Cole, executive chef at the restaurants at the Chatham Bars Inn Restaurants in Chatham, MA, has an impressive culinary career, including a 12 year career with the Ritz Carlton Company.

Chef Anthony Cole Chatham Bars Inn Restaurant 657 Joins Martha's Vineyard Summer Bounty Chef Dinner Hosted At Down Island Restaurant Oak BluffsHis favorite food to work with is fresh sea food from Cape Cod, and his take on the Clam Bake with lobster, little neck clams, smoked ale, linguica, sapphire, and onion is sure to be memorable. A lot different from the Sunset Dinners you find in Menemsha.

Wondering if one of the chef’s will bring something a little more exotic to Summer Bounty? Well, chef Drew Garms, recently named 2017 American Culinary Federation’s Southeast Region Chef of the Year, will be cooking up frog legs.

Crispy Loxahatchee Frog Legs, from Loxahatchee, FL, will be served with summer squash and nasturtium vinaigrette. Now I myself have not had frog legs since the 1990’s, what a treat to have this classic southern dish prepared by an award winning chef. Chef Garms is the chef de cuisine at The Palm Terrace Restaurant at The Everglades Club, Palm Beach, Florida.

Chef Matthew Peters Joins Martha's Vineyard Summer Bounty Chef Dinner At Down Island Restaurant Oak Bluffs DiningChef Matthew Peters, who just recently won the gold medal for America in the Bocuse D’Or, the culinary olympics, held in France. This is like the olympics in the culinary world, and it’s the first time America has one. WOW!

Chef Peters has also worked at Per Se in NYC. He will be presenting the 5th course, Heritage Chicken. This carefully raised chicken will be wrapped in brioche, served with mixed seeds, cucumber, wild mushrooms, and onions. If he can win the Bocuse D’Or, I can only imagine what his food will be like.

Martha's Vineyard Chef Scott Cummings Hosts Summer Bounty Chefs Dinner With 6 Other Chefs Including Garde East Executive Chef Robert Sisca At Down Island Restaurant Oak BluffsThose are just four of the courses from the list of  incredibly talented chefs, a tease of what to expect. In addition, Brandon Carter, the executive chef and partner at FARM, Bluffton, SC, Robert Sisca the executive chef of G Hospitality, RI & MA (including Garde East in Vineyard Haven, also Scott’s good friend, and of course our host, Scott Cummings, the executive chef at Celestial Restaurant Group (Down Island & 20byNine), will be in the kitchen creating signature, inspiring dishes.

Down Island Restaurant Chef's DinnerThe goal is to have Summer Bounty be an annual event, showcasing the talents of award winning chefs and the talent of Martha’s Vineyard. This event gives foodies the opportunity to experience incredible food with an intimate setting, a truly special, memorable meal.

Might some say that it has a pricey ticket, $165 per person, not including drinks, yes, but it is almost a priceless evening because of all of the talent found in one kitchen. Also, it is quite the undertaking for Scott and Celestial Restaurant Group to host five of the chefs.

Seating is limited, to get your ticket to this incredible event, click here.

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Point B Realty Named Best Real Estate Company On Martha's VineyardIn the quiet of Winter, the ballot comes out, vote for all your Island favorites with Martha’s Vineyard Magazine’s Best of the Vineyard. There’s something so nice about getting lost in thoughts of lobster rolls and beaches during the off-season.

Voting continues through April, and then, we wait and hope to see if we’re a contender with some of Martha’s Vineyard most iconic places and things.

Point B Realty Team Receives Best Real Estate Company On Martha's Vineyard Award

Best of the Vineyard gives businesses and non-profits and places, the chance to be recognized for their hard work and achievements, and we at Point B Realty have been so humbled by all the support we’ve received over the last three years.

Farm Neck Golf CLub

This year’s annual event, hosted by the Vineyard Gazette Media Group, had a new home, Farm Neck Golf Club. The location proved to be quite lovely, a large tented space with view of the famous greens.

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t was the who’s who in the Island business community. So many friends and neighbors celebrating each other and being a part of something together.

Preservation Trust Colleagues At Best Of The Vineyard

As the winners began to be announced, CB Stark, Best Jewelry Store, Net Result, Best Lobster Roll, Taste of the Vineyard, Best Charity Event, the Point B team waited with anticipation.

Farm Neck

And The Winner Is . . .

When the time came, we were announced the winners, Best Real Estate Company on Martha’s Vineyard — third year in a row. A true testimony to the service we strive to provide for our clients and customers, and our commitment to our Island community with our On Point Blog and other charity and fundraiser work.

Point B Team Cheering Their Award Best Real Estate Company On Martha's Vineyard - Best of the Vineyard Awards

To receive this award is both humbling and inspiring, causing us to want to do even more, to live up to the expectations this award holds and surpass them.

Point B Realty Managers Dawn Bellante Holand and Katie Halsey Best of The Vineyard Awards

Winning Best of the Vineyard is so much more to us as a team. We could not be more proud of those we work with and those we help find the perfect Martha’s Vineyard home, whether buying, selling or renting.

point-b-logoOn hand from the Point B team were: Dawn Bellante, Katie Halsey, Trish Lyman, Julia Smith, Annie Sylvia, Melanie Rankow Prescott, Jen O’Hanlon, Judy Rogers, and me.

We want to thank all those who supported us again this year. Thank you! And don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Linked In, Google+, Pinterest and Youtube.

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Waterside Market has long been known as a great spot to grab breakfast and lunch on Martha’s Vineyard. However, now you can stop by this Vineyard Haven restaurant on Main Street for dinner too.

Vineyard Haven Restaurant Waterside Market Adds Dinner Menu Martha's Vineyard Dining Out Guide

The new chef, Bill Hart, joined Waterside Market in the off-season, and has been creating amazing food options, in addition to beloved favorites. You might recognize him from around the Island. He was the chef at the Black Dog Tavern for 13 years.

Chef Bill Hart Joins Waterside Market From Black Dog Cafe Martha's Vineyard

Being at Waterside has enabled him to really have fun and work with food combinations for dinners. The menu has something for everyone, from deviled eggs to short rib poutine to steak tacos to lobster mac and cheese.

And since owners Susan and Stephen have two little girls of their own, the kids menu has really good options, including house-made mac and cheese.

Al Fresco Outdoor Dining In Vineyard Haven At Waterside Market Martha's Vineyard

One of the best things about dinner at Waterside Market is dining outside, whether a table for two or eight, the space is sure to please. The vibe is cool and relaxed.

A large farmhouse table mixes with chic bistro tables adorned with candles, and great music playing, enhancing the feel. A great al fresco spot right in downtown Vineyard Haven.

What’s On Tap

Oh not beer my friend, but wine! Waterside has wines on tap. This is just about one of the coolest things ever. There’s less waste, it stays fresher, and boy, does it look cool. From Rosé to Pinot Noir, there is a wine for you.

Wine Menu On Tap Waterside Market New Dinner Menu Option Martha's Vineyard

Of course, there’s beer and assorted beverages, but this wine on tap has my heart.Waterside Market Beer Offerings New Dinner Menu Martha's Vineyard

Dinner On Main Street

I found it hard to decide what to get for apps and dinner. There were a number of appealing options. I love deviled eggs and steamed clams and tuna tartar, but my dinner dates wanted to try the Fried Brussel Sprouts with honey sriracha glaze.

New Waterside Market Dinner Menu Vineyard Haven Restaurants

A wise choice — the brussels were perfectly fried, and the spicy sweet combination was a crowd pleaser. We grew confident in the possibility of our dinners.

Outdoor Dining Waterside Market Restaurant Vineyard Haven Dining Out

Really, there is something special about sharing a meal outdoors. There’s a bit of magic added to the evening, and I think it definitely makes people happier. Could be the Rosé too, but outside porch dining is a treat.

Blacked Wild Salmon with watermelon gazpacho over jasmine rice with wilted spinach At Waterside Market Vineyard Haven Market

I selected the Blacked Wild Salmon with watermelon gazpacho over jasmine rice with wilted spinach. A beautiful dish, chocked full of all sorts of healthy stuff that tasted so good together. The blacked fish with the sweetness of the watermelon was so refreshing, a perfect Summer dish.

Martha's Vineyard Restaurant Waterside Market Firehouse Burger, topped with sriracha, ranch, spinach, bacon, tomato, and cheddar

My husband got a burger, typical. However, the Firehouse Burger, topped with sriracha, ranch, spinach, bacon, tomato, and cheddar spoke to him, and he was more than happy with his choice.

Our friends opted for the Jerk Marinated Chicken Breast with corn polenta and wilted greens.

Waterside Market Restaurant Desserts Strawberry Shortcake

Dessert was a Strawberry Shortcake. A good way to end the meal. Strawberries, a housemade buttermilk biscuit, and fresh whipped cream had real appeal. Soon as it came out, I was barely able to get a picture. The kids dove right in and were loving it.

Family Friendly Dining With Kids Martha's Vineyard Waterside Market Restaurant Vineyard Haven

Let’s Talk Kids

The kids’ menu has great choices, and to add to the fun, each kid’s meal is served with an adorable rubber ducky. Such a welcomed surprise that brought big smiles and a little more happiness, enabling us adults to enjoy our food a bit more.

Kids Menu At Waterside Market Vineyard Haven Restaurant

For bigger kids, the burgers are great options. My daughter said Waterside’s burgers are one of the best around, and she’s pretty picky. The fries were a hit too.

Waterside

The food is simple, approachable, the type of menu offerings you’d want to eat after a day at the beach or work or for date night. Premium burgers, tacos, and a healthy sprinkling of elevated dishes, many local ingredients that are healthy, yet satisfying, perfect to share or keep for yourself. There will be specials and changes to the menu often.

Vineyard Haven Restaurant Waterside Market New Dinner Menu Served All Summer Martha's Vineyard

Waterside is currently serving dinner Friday and Saturday nights from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. It will be available seven days a week come Summer. There are no reservations, but definitely go hungry and ready for a nice night.

Waterside Market

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