Speaking Comes Easy at State Road Restaurant

Ward Just and Paul Schneider will be the featured speakers at a Speakeasy evening held at State Road Restaurant on May 14 to benefit the West Tisbury Library Foundation.

Water Order Lifted, State Road and Chilmark Tavern Okay to Open

Owners of two up-Island restaurants said they were complying with state regulations following a bad water test that led to their closure late last week.

The state department of environmental protection ordered the drinking water shut off at the Chilmark Tavern and State Road Restaurant after total coliform bacteria and E. coli bacteria were found in routine water samples from the restaurants.

Two Up-Island Restaurants Closed Pending Water Testing

Owners of two up-Island restaurants said they were complying with state regulations following a bad water test that led to their closure late last week.

The state department of environmental protection ordered the drinking water shut off at the Chilmark Tavern and State Road Restaurant after total coliform bacteria and E. coli bacteria were found in routine water samples from the restaurants.

Penalty Sought for Unpermitted Plumbing

The West Tisbury building department will seek disciplinary action against an Island plumber who installed plumbing without a permit at State Road restaurant.

Building inspectors Ernie Mendenhall and Joe Tierney notified the West Tisbury selectmen on Wednesday that they plan to file a complaint with the state against Walter Smith Plumbing. The company installed plumbing in an unpermitted basement kitchen at the restaurant, which has been fined for a zoning code violation.

Mr. Mendenhall said appealing to the state was the “only vehicle” of punitive relief.

State Road Restaurant Fined for Violations

The West Tisbury selectmen had stern words for the owners of State Road Restaurant this week over special permit violations and a failed health inspection in connection with an unlicensed prep kitchen.

A basement space that was allowed to be used for refrigeration and storage of beer and wine and dry goods had been turned into a prep kitchen with plumbing. The kitchen was flagged by health inspectors during a routine inspection on August 13. Restaurant owners Jackson and Mary Kenworth will be fined $1,600 by the town building department for violating their special permit.

He Makes It Look Easy as Cupcakes

Max Moreis was baptized with cake batter.

“It was one of my earliest memories of making a birthday cake,” the 18-year-old regional high school graduate said this week on a short break from his job at State Road restaurant in West Tisbury. “When the cake was done I dumped the bowl and it got all in my hair. I made a total mess, and I’ve loved it ever since.”

News Update: Tuesday, August 24 - President, First Lady Enjoy Island Eating

It’s dinner out again for the President and Mrs. Obama, who are at State Road restaurant in West Tisbury on Tuesday night with Vernon and Ann Jordan and longtime friends Eric and Cheryl Whitaker.

Neighbors Complain of Noise, Traffic at State Road Restaurant

A group of neighbors are unhappy about noise, added traffic and overflow parking problems at the popular State Road restaurant in North Tisbury.

In a letter sent to the West Tisbury selectmen, zoning board of appeals and town building inspector last week, six State Road abutters outlined a long list of complaints about the restaurant, which opened a year and a half ago.

The letter, which was read into the record of the weekly selectmen’s meeting on Wednesday afternoon, also accuses the restaurant of unauthorized parking use on neighboring property.

Please, Sir, May I Have Some More Kale? Glorious Group Lunch Tempts Palates

Lunchtime at the Chilmark School and the requests were piling up fast and furious.

“Could I have more kale, please?” “Can I have more wheat berry?” “My favorite was the beet chips!”

Beet chips?

It’s true and thanks to the Island Grown Schools’ Chilmark Community Lunch initiative, students could see beet chips replacing generic potato chips more often in the months ahead.

State Road School Food

State Road School Food

State Road Restaurant will hold a benefit dinner to support Island Grown Schools on Sunday evening, Oct. 24. The food will be be sourced from Island farms and beer and wine are included,

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