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Husband and wife Paul Arenstam and Charlene Reis created Summer Kitchen Bakeshop from memories of summers on Martha’s Vineyard, and that nostalgia permeates their eatery. Light and airy, the place has homey touches such as specials written on butcher paper while the menu is filled with comfort food favorites: fried chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, and soups. The food is uncomplicated, allowing quality local ingredients to shine. The mushroom and leek pizza satisfied with its fresh toppings, while the braised pork shoulder with apples and cabbage could have used a little more seasoning. The half chicken from the brick oven is a delight topped with pan gravy, fresh veggies, and smooth-as-silk mashed potatoes that were pure creamy, buttery goodness. The fried chicken sandwich rivals Bakesale Betty’s more famous version. Check out a side of garlicky roasted broccoli. Lunch and dinner daily.
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