State Road Restaurant

A chef can be a storyteller with food, and that is what the new chef at State Road is. Chef Randy Rucker came to Martha’s Vineyard from Texas in October, and hasn’t looked back. A previous owner of three restaurants in Texas, he is now enjoying focusing all his energy on the food in his new […]


For months now, I’ve been driving by Beach Road Restaurant in Vineyard Haven, watching renovations progress, hearing rumors of opening dates, and with much anticipation growing. We all know and love State Road, and it’s so nice to have a little Up-Island cooking come Down-Island. The wait is over. Beach Road opened on Thursday, July 30th. […]


In case you didn’t notice, off-season on Martha’s Vineyard has really begun. And with that comes fewer restaurants open for us to enjoy, but it also means that some of the best and most fun food deals on the Island are in effect. Offshore Ale 2-For-1 Is Back The Island’s favorite 2-for-1 at Offshore Ale […]


At the young age of 14, Austin Racine got a job in the kitchen of the Bavarian Chef, a popular restaurant in Virginia close to his home, as a dishwasher. Quickly, he moved up the kitchen ladder, helping with food prep, then to the vegetable station, then the grill, and then at only 15, he […]


In less than a month, the Spring issue of Edible Vineyard will hit stands all over Martha’s Vineyard.  This free magazine has been a favorite since its first issue was published in Spring of 2009. A fan myself, there is not an issue I have missed.  After all, where else can you get the “Blueprints to Making […]

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A 2014 update – Esperanza Riding Company, now in it’s third season in New England, has changed its location to Cape Cod. With this new location, you can even choose amazing trails right along the beach. To find out more, check out their website. Are you ready to to ride?  These Paso Fino horses are […]


When I was out and about yesterday, I ran into a number of friends, and everyone was talking about all the things opening this week.  Each year, I forget that the first week in April is a big opening week for a number of things with even more to follow throughout the month.  It’s nice […]


So many people think that the Island falls into a deep hibernation once the holidays are over, but that is not true.  Granted it gets a little more quiet, but there are still lots of things to keep us from being house-bound during these chilly months.  One reason to get out is the promise of […]