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Village LIFE: The Pearls of Nantucket

Next door, The Beet is making its mark on the Nantucket dining scene, whipping up elegant, healthy foods for breakfast and lunch. As a year-round spot, owner Amy Young and chef Felino Samson have a newly released fall dinner menu with a Filipino twist. “This is truly unique and authentic. We wanted to offer something to the community that is a good value, and hopefully become a pillar of the year-round community,” Young comments. 

The Beet

Around the corner is The Nautilus, an innovative eatery with an Asian-inspired take on the island’s seafood classics. Take a shopping break for a fresh meal in a modern, coastal environment. To pair with your meal, the cocktail menu offers inventive concoctions like “My Mom’s Maple,” with bourbon, maple syrup, and lemon.

Wandering down Easy Street will unveil a serene water view and the striking world of Susan Lister Locke. On display in her gallery are her high-end jewelry pieces. Among these gems are fine jewelry items, like gemstone rings, as well as her Nantucket Collection of unique island designs. Taking home one of these pieces will be something to treasure for a lifetime, forever harboring your island memories.

Searching for a boost of energy along your tour? Head over to the Handlebar Café on Washington Street and ask for a cup of sunshine. The café crafted this distinctive drink, complete with orange and yellow hues, as a year-round pick-me-up. “In the middle of winter, a cup of sunshine is perfect. It was our way to combat living on the island 30 miles out to sea in the cold winter,” owner Jason Bridges laughs. The Handlebar opened six years ago, when Jason and his wife, Courtney, stumbled upon this space right by their other popular business, Nantucket Bike Tours. Stop by the café for social atmosphere and a dose of sunshine.

The Handlebar Cafe


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