Down Island

During the Summer months, Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs is packed with people, especially children. So, it seemed to make sense to use the outside space on the back of Down Island for something family friendly. Introducing Amity Candy Co. where you will find small batch, handcrafted sweet treats. It’s not a candy store in […]


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. Summer Bounty features seven courses, with two seatings. Each course has been selected by the […]


The ebb and flow of Island life includes the closing of a number of restaurants. This always saddens me, since there is nothing I like more during the winter months then going out to dinner. However, there is still time to grab a meal at a number of your favorite spots. Here’s our Fall Guide for […]


It seems as though the President and First Lady were hitting the town(s) quite a bit for their Vineyard vacation this year. I have to say that I was quite happy with their selections. They happened to visit a couple of my favorite spots. Here’s their list – perhaps there’s one or two that you […]


One of the most anticipated restaurant openings in Oak Bluffs happened this past week at Down Island. Down Island is the second restaurant for the Celestial Group (Adam Jaime, Doug Abdelnour, Dave Gaffy, and Steve Ansara) which owns sister restaurant, 20 By Nine, on Kennebec Avenue, Oak Bluffs. Down Island is also on Kennebec Avenue. However, you […]