I just got back from a lovely mini-vacation on Nantucket. It was a much needed escape from reality and a great chance to catch up with old friends. For those of you have never visited the island, I have some long-standing recommendations (read my older post here), but I’ve got some new additions below.
12 Degrees East- a great new restaurant in the old Cambridge Street location. The interior and menu got a revamp, but it’s still a great spot to beat crowds and enjoy a cocktail or bite to eat. I highly recommend the flatbread appetizer – I can’t stop thinking about it!
Millie’s – if you’re in Madaket, there is no better place to watch the sunset and have an evening cocktail. Stop by for a Madaket Mystery and the best tuna tacos you’ve ever eaten! If you don’t have a car on-island, take the hourly shuttle from the information booth in town.
Petticoat Row Bakery – a great little spot on Centre street next door to Vanessa Noel shoes. If you see something that looks delicious, buy it immediately. They will run out!
Ventuno - another great new restaurant in the old 21 Federal location (Ventuno is 21 in Italian). The interior has not changed, but the food and atmosphere are more laid-back. The menu is full of small dishes you can share. I loved everything.
Matt Fee Tea – I’ve been a fan of Something Natural for as long as I’ve been visiting the island, but I only recently started drinking their homemade tea. It’s an herbal blend with an interesting mix of hibiscus, rosehips, mint, sugar and lemon. Sounds strange, but I promise it’s life changing!