Pop-Up Dining Brightens Winter Nights
January 28, 2019
While some Martha’s Vineyard restaurants close for the winter, or at least part of it, other establishments go out of their way to provide variety for Island diners in these long, dark months.
- There’s no Indian restaurant here, but lovers of curries and samosas can satisfy their cravings on Tuesday nights at the Barn Bowl & Bistro in Oak Bluffs. Arrive early—chef Shivi Datta’s menu sells out regularly.
- Indian Night is soon to be joined by the Barn’s first Brazilian Night, Feb. 2, with Brazilian food, music and caipiriñhas.
- Mondays, the Barn has half-price burgers from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- On Wednesday nights, The Ritz in Oak Bluffs has been opening its kitchen to “pop-ups” by guest chefs from some of the Island’s best seasonal restaurants. Dinner starts at 6:30, with music by Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish beginning at 8.
In other Martha’s Vineyard dining news:
- Linda Jean’s in Oak Bluffs is also closed until March 14.
- Offshore Ale Company in Oak Bluffs has two more Fridays with 50-cent wings and dollar oysters.
- On Mondays through March, Offshore’s two-for-one entrée specials begin at 5 p.m.
- Alchemy in Edgartown reopens Feb. 8.
- In Edgartown, Henry’s and the Lighthouse Grill remain closed during the Harbor View Hotel renovation.
- Lucky Hank’s, also in Edgartown, is taking the winter off, reopening in April.
- Carry-out soups are coming to the Mobile Market’s Wednesday pop-up at Woodside Village in Oak Bluffs, beginning Jan. 30.
- Free community meals take place every day through February in communities around the Island. Everyone is welcome and donations are gladly accepted.
- Monday: St. Andrew’s Episcopalian Church, Edgartown, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: Chilmark Community Church, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: First Congregational Church of West Tisbury, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- Thursday: St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Vineyard Haven, 5-6:30 p.m.
- Friday: Grace Episcopal Church, Vineyard Haven, 5-6 p.m.
- Saturday: Trinity Parish House, Oak Bluffs, 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday: Federated Church, Edgartown, 12:30-2 p.m.
Text by Louisa Hufstader
Top photo by Jeanna Shepard