Category Archives: Massachusetts

Thanksgiving Take-Out

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Vineyard Gazette Morning Glory

Check out our article on Take-Out Thanksgiving in the November 18th, 2011 issue of the Vineyard Gazette. Morning Glory Farm Tisbury Farm Market Black Dog Cafe Scottish Bakehouse State Road Restaurant For more photos from this shoot head over to our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. Check out these Martha’s Vineyard Cookbooks Unless...

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Bay Scallops ~ Martha’s Vineyard

Hungry Native Bay Scallops Shucking Raw Martha's Vineyard

This past weekend we received a call from KD’s dad.  He had been out scalloping that morning and had done quite well, even offering to give us some, provided that we shuck our own.  Although neither of us had actually shucked a scallop before, we jumped in the car and drove over, because, hey, free...

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Misono Wok, Allston

Misono Wok Allston Boston Korean

One of the many fast-food options at Super 88′s food court (aka Super 88 Food Connection) located in Allston, MA, Misono Wok serves Korean food with a bit of Japanese and Chinese influence.  The menu at Misono is surprisingly large, and everything appears to be made to order in their tiny kitchen.  While our knowledge...

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Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival ~ Grand Tasting

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival 2011 Grand Tasting Edgartown Food Blog

As part of our coverage of the fifth annual Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival, The Hungry Native Team attended the Grand Tasting, held at the Field Club, in Edgartown, MA.  The event took place on a beautiful but windy October day, under the cover of two large tents on the front lawn of the...

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Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival ~ Sake 101

Sake Pairings Boathouse Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival Edgartown O Ya

This past weekend, the Hungry Native team was happy to attend the fifth annual Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival.  The first event we took part in was titled “Sake 101 and Unexpected Food Pairings”.  This seminar was put on by the folks at o ya restaurant in Boston, and took place at the Boathouse...

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Henry’s ~ Edgartown

Henry's Harborview Hotel Edgartown Martha's Vineyard

Henry’s is a small bar located in the Harbor View Hotel, behind their Water Street Restaurant.  The menu at Henry’s is mostly appetizers and small-plates along with a few sandwiches. Like many bars these days, Henry’s makes a version of Belgian Fries.  They are available flavored with either truffle and Parmesan or sea salt and...

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The Wharf Pub ~ Edgartown

The Wharf Restaurant Pub Edgartown Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts

Owned and operated by the Coogan family since 2004, the Wharf restaurant and Pub is located at the bottom of Main Street in downtown Edgartown.  Behind separate entrances, you’ll find two distinct sides to this establishment.  Behind the door marked “the Pub”, you’ll find a long, narrow, wood-paneled bar, frequented by locals and seasonal visitors...

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Dock Street Coffee Shop ~ Edgartown

Hungry Native Dock Street Coffee Shop Diner Edgartown Martha's Vineyard Sign

Sandwiched between a bike rental shop and the Black Dog Home Goods store in downtown Edgartown, the Dock Street Coffee Shop has long been an Island institution.  This tiny diner only seats eighteen people at the counter, so there can be a line.  That said, things move pretty fast at Dock Street and once one...

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Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair West Tisbury Horse Cart Show

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Fair first started in 1859. It features numerous attractions, from horse and tractor pulls, to circus performers and carnival rides.  Farm animals are displayed and judged and there is a giant exhibit hall full of crafts, art and vegetables.  Bands play throughout the day and people test their luck at...

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Détente ~ Edgartown

Detente Edgartown Martha's Vineyard Food Blog

Nestled in the back of Nevin Square in downtown Edgartown, Détente isn’t a place that you are likely to stumble upon, but it is more than worth the effort of tracking it down.  The restaurant has both upstairs and downstairs dining rooms, an outside patio and an eight-seat soapstone bar.  The menu features an abundance...

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State Road Restaurant ~ West Tisbury

State Road Restaurant West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts charcuterie

Simply named for its address, State Road is one only of a handful of restaurants operating in the surprisingly undeveloped (for The Vineyard, at least) town of West Tisbury.  They are open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday, and serve dinner seven nights a week.  Approaching the restaurant from the parking lot, the first...

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Picnicking on Martha’s Vineyard

Hungry Native Vineyard Gazette Vineyard Haven Picnic Net Result

As summer turns the corner from July to August, it’s easy to find yourself yearning for a respite from the high temperatures, traffic and long lines of the hectic summer season. A picnic can be a great way to slow down, appreciate your surroundings and remember why so many people choose to visit, or make...

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Winsor Dim Sum Cafe, Boston’s Chinatown

Winsor Dim Sum Café is a small restaurant situated on Tyler Street, in the heart of Boston’s Chinatown.  Unlike most of the Dim Sum places in Boston, at Winsor there are no carts of food being wheeled to your table.  Instead, you will find a paper menu with check boxes next to each item, similar...

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Lobster Rolls at the Grace Church, Vineyard Haven

Lobster Rolls Grace Church Vineyard Haven Martha's Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard has no shortage of places to buy lobster rolls, but none of them are quite like The Grace Church.  Starting in May and running through September, the church opens its doors between 4:30pm and 7:30pm every Friday, selling lobster rolls, hot dogs and slices of pie. The lobster rolls are the main attraction,...

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Union Oyster House, Boston

Union Oyster House Boston Massachusetts

First opened in 1826 as the Atwood & Bacon Oyster House, the Union Oyster House claims to be “America’s oldest restaurant”. It is probably more accurately described as “America’s oldest continuously operating restaurant”, but that doesn’t look as good printed on a napkin. Being a long-established Boston landmark and tourist destination, EA had avoided the...

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Biscuits, Oak Bluffs

Biscuits Southern Food Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard

Biscuits is a seasonal restaurant situated across from the Oak Bluffs harbor on Lake Avenue.  While open for lunch, their real specialty is southern diner style breakfast.  Seating in the small restaurant is limited, and they are often busy on the weekends, so get there early or expect to wait in line for breakfast.  The...

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Chicken Liver Paté ~ Savory or Sweet

Chicken Liver Paté Reliable Martket Martha's Vineyard

Here at Hungry Native, opinions on chicken liver paté vary.  KD really loves the stuff, while EA usually tries to avoid it.  After a few less than successful attempts at making paté at home, and some bad restaurant experiences, KD has discovered two different recipes that have worked out well, and left friends and family,...

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Cafe Mimo Restaurant, New Bedford

Located on Acushnet Ave, in New Bedford, MA, Café Mimo specializes in Azorean style Portuguese cooking. Like most businesses in the neighborhood, Café Mimo’s exterior is rather un-assuming, with only a simple, vintage style sign announcing its presence.  Inside, there are two rooms, one sporting a bar and café seating, and one with a more...

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The Little House Café, Vineyard Haven

Located at 339 State Road, the newly opened Little House Café is a small eatery operating out of the building that formerly housed Tisbury Antiques.  They are open Monday through Sunday, serving breakfast and lunch. For such a “little house” it is a beautiful open space with about ten tables, hard wood floors and lots...

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Super 88 Asian Market, Allston

First off, it’s not really a “Super 88” anymore. The big sign still says “Super 88” (at least, it did last time we were there) but the receipts have “Hong Kong Market” printed on them. Apparently, the place is under new management, and in our estimation, confusing signage can only add to the authenticity of...

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Fall River Meat Pies

Hartley's Fall River Meat Pies Pork Pies

In the late 1800’s, Fall River Massachusetts was the busiest textile-manufacturing city in the United States. The high demand for skilled mill workers brought many immigrants from Ireland and England to Fall River, the “we’ll try” city (yes, that’s actually their motto). They brought with them their love of meat pies, which were cheap, filling,...

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The Newes Pub, Edgartown

The Newes from America Pub Edgartown Martha's Vineyard

We’re happy to see that The Newes from America has brought back it’s “Wee Bites” menu.  It’s always nice to be able to order 4 or 5 items without looking like total gluttons (which we are). The McDermont Slider is just what it sounds like, a mini McDonald’s cheeseburger clone.  Well, not exactly like McDonald’s,...

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163 Vietnamese Sandwich, Boston’s Chinatown

163 Vietnamese Sandwich Bahn Mi Banh Mi

Banh Mi sandwiches seem to be “America’s Next Top Sandwich”. From grilling cookbooks to Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race”, they’re everywhere these days. We decided to see what all the fuss was about at 163 Vietnamese Sandwich on Harrison Ave, in Boston’s Chinatown. 163 is very small, with only a few tables, but...

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Toro, Boston

Toro Boston

One of the many restaurants in the Ken Oringer empire, Toro is a tapas joint headed up by chef Jaime Bissonnette, located on Washington Street in Boston’s South End.  On a Friday afternoon, the Hungry Native Team (EA & KD) stopped in for lunch. Toro opens for lunch at noon, so when we arrived at...

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