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Nt pazzo marco coelho article
nantuckettodayonline.com

NANTUCKET TODAY Magazine | A Culinary Hat Trick

Restaurateur MARCO COELHO operates at a different speed than most of us. If you’ve ever encountered this Brazilian-born Nantucket transplant, you know exactly what I mean. He is always in motion, his heavily-accented speech rapid-fire, and he has seemingly endless reserves of energy. You can almost imagine him traveling from LOLA 41 downtown to his mid-island restaurants PAZZO and LOLA BURGER in a cyclone like the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil....

Nt proprietors chef tom berry article
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NANTUCKET TODAY Magazine | The Proprietors

When one door on Nantucket closes, another often opens, and so it was when after 35 years, the bright red door at 9 India St. closed at DeMarco last September, and reopened as The Proprietors Bar & Table, a new restaurant created by husband-and-wife team Michael LaScola and Orla Murphy-LaScola of American Seasons, and Tom Berry, former chef at The Great Harbor Yacht Club....

New guard article
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NANTUCKET TODAY Magazine | The New Guard: Winemakers, Sommeliers and Chefs Under 40

The passions and ambitions of the under-40 set participating in the Nantucket Wine Festival this year reflect a growing trend of increasingly younger wine and food enthusiasts that are pervading the culinary landscape both domestically and abroad.

Nt lola burger article
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Nantucket Today: A Culinary HAT TRICK

A Culinary HAT TRICK -Fall 2013
by: Jen Laskey
photography by: Nicole Harnishfeger. Restaurateur MARCO COELHO operates at a different speed than most of us. If you’ve ever encountered this Brazilian-born Nantucket transplant, you know exactly what I mean....

Nantucket today july 2013 article
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NANTUCKET TODAY Magazine | A Mid-Island Oasis: Patrick Ridge’s Island Kitchen

What gets you out of bed – and out of the house – in the morning?

These days, the answer may be brunch at Patrick Ridge’s Island Kitchen.

In late May, the talented, young culinary veteran from Le Languedoc opened his own restaurant, and it began, strategically, with breakfast service....

Nt proprietors article
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Nantucket Today: The Proprietors Bar & Table

The Proprietors Bar & Table -Fall 2013. by: Jen Laskey. photography by: Terry Pommett. When one door on Nantucket closes, another often opens, and so it was ......

Nantucket today june 2013 article
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Chefs Inspired by Travel

Sampling pintxos (Basque-style tapas) and txacoli (the local white wine) in San Sebastian; learning about sustainable farming, hydroponic gardening, and cheese-making in Maine; exploring Vancouver and reconnecting with an old mentor in Boston; a family trip to D.C. and a last-minute sun-seeking excursion to Puerto Rico; and a quest for plancha grilling techniques and some of the world’s best shared plates in America and western Europe…. These are just a few of the ways that Nantucket chefs spent their time “off season” and gained inspiration for their 2013 menus....