As an eater who hungers at various hours of the day and night, I value the presence of the late night eating scene. What drives me nuts? No late night eating spots available!
People here in Nantucket have told me countless times that this is one of the hot spots for food in the country. The food is supposed to be remarkable, the restaurants amazing, and the people are passionate about their food.
I have not lived here long enough to know if the hype stands true to the rumors, but the one downfall of eating in Nantucket is the lack of late night food spots.
The bars stop serving drinks at 1 AM. Nothing else stays open. Only one place, Stubby’s, serves food late into the night. Besides the one option, I have yet to come across another.
As a cook who isn’t finished work until 12 AM and often forgets or doesn’t have time to eat amid the 8-14 hour shifts, late night food spots are essential for my existence. I shouldn’t be eating out, but following a long day of work, whether in a hot kitchen or not, I'm too tired to cook. You may tell me to eat dinner or prepare it before work, but that never happens.
I find it hard to believe that one of the “foodie capitals” of America fails to thrive late into the night. I don't expect the fancy restaurants to stay open, but at least have more than one spot available past 1 AM.
Are you a late night eater like me who values the after-hours food scene?