06/28/16 4:00pm
Rob & Jen Place of Greenport's Spirited Wine & Liquor (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Robert and Jennifer Place inside Greenport’s Spirited Wine & Liquor (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Ever go to the liquor store to pick up a bottle so you can match that great cocktail you recently had at a restaurant by making it at home? Then you get home and realize you don’t really know how to make it.

The owners of a new liquor store in Greenport understand that predicament and they’re doing something about it. Spirited Wine & Liquor, which opened this month at the former Claudio’s Wines & Spirits location on Main Street, is hosting cocktail-demonstrations inside its store.  (more…)

06/28/16 7:35am
Lucharitos

Lucharitos in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

I can’t think of many things better than walking down Front or Main Streets in Greenport in the summer. Day or night, it really doesn’t matter. It’s a picturesque waterfront village with unique shops, a spacious park by the dock and a variety of bars and restaurants to suit anyone’s tastes.

On this particular night I walked into Lucharitos on Main Street and was greeted not only by lively music, but an energetic crowd of people my own age. I had hit the jackpot.  (more…)

06/27/16 4:00pm
Anthony Mattis outside the Lieb tasting room on Oregon Road in Cutchogue. (Credit: David Benthal Photography)

Anthony Mattis outside the Lieb Cellars tasting room on Oregon Road in Cutchogue. (Credit: David Benthal Photography)

If Anthony Mattis seems particularly laid-back when he pours you a glass of pinot blanc at Lieb Cellars this summer, it’s because he recently took up Brazilian jiujitsu.

“One of the main things they talk about in jiujitsu is this whole idea of losing your sense of pride,” the 26-year-old said in an interview at the winery’s Cutchogue tasting room, where he is brand ambassador.

“I’ve become very good at just letting stuff glide off my shoulders.”  (more…)

06/27/16 2:01pm

IMG_0358Northforker.com presents our latest “Experience North Fork” Giveaway. We welcome our new parter, Harbor Pet.

The Greenport pet store is giving away a $50 gift card and Preston dog collar and leash. The gift card can be used on various accessories and toys, a grooming service or to indulge your pet with a tasty treat from the Life is Grruff K-9 bakery. This giveaweay is a $90 value.

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06/27/16 6:20am
Marissa Drago is opening Main Road Biscuit Co. at the former Jamesport Country Kitchen location. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Marissa Drago is opening Main Road Biscuit Co. at the former Jamesport Country Kitchen location. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Marissa Drago’s start in the food industry actually came while on vacation, when she walked into Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa market in East Hampton and asked for a job.

Fifteen years later, she’s worked for several prominent New York City food companies, specializing in catering, and has begun raising a family in Mattituck.

Now she’s taking her talents closer to home by opening Main Road Biscuit Co., an upcoming breakfast and lunch spot at the former location of  Jamesport Country Kitchen.  (more…)