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6 Soups That Stand Up to an Island Winter

Martha’s Vineyard Restaurants:  Soups at Martha's Vineyard Restaurants6 Soups That Stand Up to an Island Winter

Does the brisk chill singing though the autumn branches and wind whipped waves make you  crave a real Martha’s Vineyard experience?

Pull a chair up to the fire and tuck into into the house-made clam chowder that’s always on the menu at Offshore Ale Co., Oak Bluffs.

Edgartown’s Grill on Main serves up a warming version of mushroom bisque fortified with a signature jolt of gorgonzola that makes your taste buds sit up and take notice.

Midday, stop in at the Barn Bowl and Bistro when the winds whip up the spray in the Oak Bluffs harbor and order up a bowl of their Fireball Whiskey Chil, guaranteed to make you feel ‘all better’ inside and out.

Another favorite with Island roots is Portuguese Kale Soup. If you’re lucky it will be on the rotating soup menu at West Tisbury’s Scottish Bakehouse. If it’s not, there will be three other choices – packing enough warm deliciousness to get anyone through a winter’s day.

Pair your Rocco’s pizza with a steaming cup of Pasta e Fagioli, Italy’s comfort soup of choice, in which beans and pasta vie for your attention in a tangy tomato broth. Soup or stew? Who cares when it tastes this good!

Feel the warmth spread as you scoop up picante mouthfuls of The Wharf Pub‘s Chili, laced with melted Jack and Cheddar cheeses.