The Ritz

Once a dive bar always a dive bar. The Ritz is getting back to its roots. Not fancy, not a BBQ joint, just a little bar with good food and drinks and a colorful clientele. Over the the last couple years, The Ritz has been on a journey sort of, trying out new things, learning […]

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I was able to sit and catch up with The Ritz‘ general manager, Ben DeForest (not a mistake, Ben has been the GM since the Fall). I like chatting with Ben — it’s half motivation speaker (though he may not know it) and half interesting Island happenings. Ben has made a lot of changes in […]

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Over the past year, The Ritz has become a contender in the restaurant scene on Martha’s Vineyard. With Chef Ben DeForest taking over the kitchen all Winter long, the food there has become quite an Island topic. With Red Cat back open, Ben is not there as much, but lucky for us, a chef who […]

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For the last 8 years, Erica McCarron, aka Tiny Baker, has been creating amazing desserts on the Island. Any time I walked into Mocha Motts, I would be tempted by her daily dessert creation. Erica may be petite in statue but she is big into creativity. She truly is an artist with her desserts. Where many sweet […]

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The Red Cat Kitchen Hits The Ritz. That’s a hashtag you’ll see on Instagram and Facebook. What does this mean for all of us you might wonder? Well, it means that we can all access the amazing food by chef Ben DeForest. By accessible, I mean meals that are $12 and under, and a daily […]

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lAs many of you may know, I can get very enthusiastic about Halloween. There’s something about this holiday that brings out the kid in me. I love the decorations, the candy, the ghoulish parties, and of course the fact there this is A LOT to do on this fabulous Island, especially this year, since Halloween […]

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Is it true that The Ritz is gaining in popularity as a hot spot for Islanders? Yes it is. The Ritz is not like it used to be, it’s similar, but better. In July of 2014, Jacqueline and Larkin Stallings bought The Ritz. Located on Circuit Avenue, this place does indeed have a checkered past which […]

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