Posted on 30. Jun, 2013 by Mary Beth McCahan.
Having trouble getting your arms (and head) around the multitude of changes in restaurants and food purveyors on Nantucket this year? Well, you’re not alone – even the most well-informed folks on the Island are having trouble keeping up, and I’ve been putting off writing this piece because there’s just so much to cover. But [...]
Posted on 02. May, 2013 by Mary Beth McCahan.
“The man’s palate is extraordinary. His level of discipline is amazing…..In terms of agility, he’s like a ballerina in the kitchen, he moves with such finesse, a powerful man, very powerful….a different ball game this one, talented, talented man….in 3 or 4 years’ time, he can stand alone and compete with the best.” – Gordon [...]
You may recall a piece I wrote last summer about the implications for Nantucket of the film industry’s ongoing conversion to digital cinema. That article highlighted the fact that Nantucket’s Starlight Theater would ultimately need to convert its current 35mm projection system to digital in order to remain viable (read: stay in business). The Starlight has estimated that the cost of [...]
Posted on 09. Nov, 2012 by Mary Beth McCahan.
You may have noticed that there hasn’t been much activity on Nantucket Epicure in recent weeks and perhaps are wondering what’s become of me. Well, I wanted to let you all know that there’s no need to worry — I haven’t run off, been kidnapped, or otherwise fallen off the face of the earth. But I [...]
Posted on 22. Oct, 2012 by Mary Beth McCahan.
One bright day, early in the season, I was contemplating the mysteries of life while sitting on the beach in ‘Sconset’s Codfish Park when I noticed something unusual running along a section of the perimeter that separates open sand from the dune grass. At first, from where I was sitting, it looked like flotsam that [...]
Posted on 02. Oct, 2012 by Mary Beth McCahan.
One day a few months ago, as I waited for my take-out at Pi Pizzeria, I happened to notice a small chocolate-brown box with artistically scrawled writing on the label. Taking a closer look, I divined that it was toffee – “Nantucket Artisan Toffee” to be precise, made by Small Town Girl. I’m always on [...]
Some things just go together beautifully: Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys, Sancerre and goat cheese (or would you rather chocolate and peanut butter?)…..anyway, you’ve got the picture. The Lockhart Collection and Thomas Henry Gallery, located together at 15 Centre Street, fit right in to that list of perfect pairings. [...]
The old Rotary Restaurant has been sorely missed, and finally, patience and faith have been rewarded with the opening of Roadhouse at the Rotary earlier this month. Friends who visited in its first days reported pleasant experiences, and so I made a point of getting over there a few times in the last [...]
Posted on 22. Sep, 2012 by Mary Beth McCahan.
The next two weeks are going to be busy ones for foodies on Nantucket – events and seasonal closings are going to create a bit of a scramble to fit everything in. Not sure what-all is happening? Well, let me — the queen of lists — give you a run down: September 22, September 29, October [...]
Posted on 18. Sep, 2012 by Mary Beth McCahan.
Believe it or not, I’m still eating lobster rolls — after I published my “2012 Guide to Finding a Great Lobster Roll on Nantucket” last month, I received a few suggestions for additional places to try, and so I did. And one of those rolls stood well out from the crowd – the one made by [...]