10/26/16 12:08pm
focaccia bread Mattituck

Espresso North Fork owner Corrado Paini with a tray of his fresh-baked focaccia. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Its exterior sign hasn’t been installed yet, but people are already discovering Espresso North Fork in Mattituck.

The Italian eatery was a fixture in Sag Harbor before co-owner Corrado Paini sold his share in 2014. For the next two years, he worked at his cousin’s Sag Harbor restaurant Cappelletti while searching for a commercial space on the North Fork. (more…)

10/26/16 9:57am
Lieb Cellars 2011 Reserve Blanc de Blancs

Lieb Cellars 2011 Reserve Blanc de Blancs. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Aromas and flavors can transport us in many ways. A super-ripe, ultra-extracted wine from the left coast plops us down in the midst of a California summer — hot and almost always sunny during the day, cool at night. Certain European wines always remind me of the mountains and countryside where they are grown — fresh and breezy and blanketed by wild herbs.  (more…)

10/26/16 6:02am
jack-o'-lantern Southold

Jack-o’-lanterns on display in last year’s Southold Historical Society pumpkin patch. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Calling all pumpkin carvers!

This weekend is the second annual Pumpkin Patch Display, hosted by the Southold Historical Society.

Over the course of two evenings, Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31, people are invited to bring their carved jack-o’-lanterns to the organization’s Main Road headquarters for a fantastical Halloween display.


10/25/16 6:02am
Main Road Biscuit Company owner Marissa Drago

Main Road Biscuit Co. owner Marissa Drago will serve homemade biscuits in several variations. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

It’s hard to imagine a venue that has generated as much anticipation as Jamesport’s Main Road Biscuit Co. has these past few months.

Fans have faithfully followed the eatery’s posts on social media ever since northforker first reported its arrival this past June.

Now, after two months of renovations, Main Road Biscuit Co.  will open its doors Thursday, Oct. 27. (more…)

10/25/16 6:00am

When someone steps inside Darkside Haunted House in Wading River, owner Mike Meola said, it’s like they’re the star of their own horror movie.

“The haunted house was created from a love of Halloween,” said Mr. Meola, whose Route 25 attraction is now in its 19th year.

For Mr. Meola, Halloween starts around June, when he begins to create most of the attraction’s props and sets.

“The attention to detail and everything we put into the show — from the sets to the costumes to how we train our actors — is what really sets us apart,” he said. (more…)

10/24/16 1:32pm
El Galéon near Orient Point Monday evening. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

El Galeón near Orient Point Monday evening. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Due to the popularity of its visit, El Galeón, a replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon, will remain in Greenport Harbor for an extra week.

The boat will offer tours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Sunday, Oct. 30, according to its Facebook page.

The real-life moving museum’s visit, sponsored by the Village of Greenport and the East End Seaport Museum, was originally supposed to only host tours through Oct. 23. (more…)