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Get Excited for Taste of the Vineyard

Taste of the VineyardDo you love good food? What about charitable causes? If you answered ‘yes,’ don’t miss out on this year’s Taste of the Vineyard.  The Taste, as it’s also known, is held for two nights every June.  This year, 2016, marks the 31st iteration.  Starting June 16th, the lawns of the Dr. Daniel Fisher House will host more than 15,000 square feet of tents featuring delicious food and handcrafted beers and wines from more than 90 of Martha’s Vineyard’s finest establishments.  Revelers will pick up their complimentary wine glass and buffet tray, then stroll amongst the tasty offerings.  After you’ve had your fill, head over to the dance floor, where Jerry Bennett and the Sultans of Swing will provide the tunes.
Two nights after the party, the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust will reconfigure the tents and host a dinner and charity auction for 350 invited guests.  These guests will enjoy a preliminary cocktail hour and peruse the items for auction.  After the silent auction, they’ll be treated to a delectable dinner, coffee, cordials, and Chilmark chocolates.  Dancing, of course, is also on the agenda.
The Taste of the Vineyard is a charity event.  All proceeds go to the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.  What originally started out (in the mid-80s) as an effort to save the Flying Horses Carousel has transformed into a fundraiser to preserve twenty landmark buildings.  The Taste is the organization’s most important fundraiser, and has sold out every year since 1999, so get your tickets early!  Attendance is limited to 1,200.  Tickets are $150 per person, all of which goes to a fantastic cause.  Don’t miss out on Martha’s Vineyard’s most-anticipated event!

To view a complete list of the restaurants and breweries participating, you may do so here.

If you’re on Martha’s Vineyard, you may also wish to view the historic properties the Preservation Trust preserves.  You can find a full list below:

Be sure to stop in and check out these fantastic properties. If you’re looking for something truly unique, we highly recommend the Flying Horses Carousel, which we’ve discussed in a previous blog post.

And if you’re heading to Taste of the Vineyard, you’ll need a great accommodation. Our Martha’s Vineyard vacation rentals provide a perfect base for relaxing and unwinding in between all of the great activities you can enjoy during your time on the island. We have rental properties all over Martha’s Vineyard, so you can choose to stay on your favorite part of the island. Whether you want to be right in town or more isolated, we have the perfect rental for you. Visit our website to check availability and learn about all of our services!

The Wharf in Edgartown is a Fun Dining Experience

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After a day spent enjoying the bounty of beautiful Martha’s Vineyard, be sure to stop into the Wharf Pub and Restaurant to treat yourself to a delicious meal and live entertainment. Whether you are looking for a casual dinner, a relaxing spot to watch the game or a nightly hot spot with live entertainment you can find it at the Wharf!

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8 Amazing Restaurants in Oak Bluffs

Restaurants in Oak BluffsThe town of Oak Bluffs has a lot going for it. Oak Bluffs is a great area on the island and Sandpiper Rentals has several vacation rentals in town. The charming gingerbread cottages in town are must-see for visitors to the Vineyard and the four beaches in the area are perfect for sunbathing and other favorite activities. Another great thing about Oak Bluffs is the dining. There are many amazing restaurants in Oak Bluffs and each has something deliciously unique to offer. Whether you’re staying there or just in Oak Bluffs for the evening, you should give the variety of cuisine offered a try. From fresh seafood to French and American fusion, you’ll find a new favorite dish at these eight great restaurants in Oak Bluffs.

1. Slice of Life

Slice of Life is a great deli, market and cafe that is open all year round. They offer delectable breakfast items, fabulous lunch items like sandwiches and chowder, and dinner specials prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients. And their bakery case is always full of indulgent items that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

2. Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Co.

As the name suggests, Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Co. has exceptional seafood chowder as well as pasta, salads, chicken, and steaks. The seafood is fresh and local, so  you can be sure that it’s high quality! Their chowder has even been named the best in New England by Yankee Magazine, the Best of the Vineyard, and Cape Cod Life, and Martha’s Vineyard Magazine!

3. The Sweet Life Cafe

The Sweet Life is a French and American restaurant with delicious food and an extraordinary ambience. Diners love eating outside in the garden among the strands of white lights.  This is one of the restaurants in Oak Bluffs that makes a great romantic date spot.

4. Offshore Ale Company

One of the best restaurants in Oak Bluffs to get a casual bite, the Offshore Ale Company offers American cuisine, pizza, and, of course, a variety of beer choices in a pub atmosphere.

5. 20byNine

This gastropub is one of the restaurants in Oak bluffs you should definitely visit if you’re into innovative cuisine and creative presentation. 20byNine is also a great place to go if you’re looking for exceptional craft beer.

6. The Red Cat Kitchen

For wonderful Contemporary American cuisine and fresh seafood, look no further than the Red Cat Kitchen. Consider ordering the “Wild Ride” where the chef prepares you three courses of his own choosing.

7. Lookout Tavern

Lookout Tavern is the perfect place to get a cocktail and some sushi or tacos while looking out at the great view. The pub style menu is large and the atmosphere is wonderful!

8. Linda Jean’s Restaurant

Linda Jean’s Restaurant is a favorite among restaurants in Oak Bluffs for a number of reasons. Diners rave about the breakfast options, burgers, shrimp, and lobster rolls.

Now that you know about the amazing restaurants in Oak Bluffs, you should start planning your trip to Martha’s Vineyard to experience them! Sandpiper Rentals has fantastic vacation rentals on Martha’s Vineyard in many different areas. So you can have luxurious accommodations no matter which part of the island strikes your fancy.