20 new food and drink spots that opened on the North Fork in 2017

The Halyard dining room. Formerly the Sound View restaurant, the renovated space opened this summer. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Every year a surprisingly large number of restaurateurs and artisanal food companies launch North Fork ventures.

From a gleaming Soundfront restaurant headed by a James Beard Award-winning chef to a farm-sourced food truck, this year was no exception.

Here are 20 food and drink spots that opened in 2017.

8 Hands Farm Food Truck

Chefs Jonathan and Carly Copeland

Chefs Jonathan and Carly Copeland will oversee the food truck parked outside 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue. The truck will source its menu from ingredients grown on the farm.

8 Hands Farm rolled out a food truck this year which specializes in items sourced from the farm. Visit their Instagram account for the daily menu. READ MORE

Andy’s

Credit: Grant Parpan

“We really just wanted to open a place in Greenport where a family with young children can sit down and enjoy a good meal together,” co-owner Doug Roberts told us when Andy’s opened in July. It’s named after its other partner, Andy Harbin, one of Southold Town’s most well-known bartenders. READ MORE

Avelino

Mattituck Vineyards

Customers line up outside Avelino on Friday afternoon. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

One of the North Fork’s most popular wineries is now offering wood-fired pizza along with its lineup of food-friendly wines. Avelino, the new food truck serving up Neopolitan-style pies, can be found parked outside Macari Vineyards’ Mattituck tasting room this fall. READ MORE

Barba Bianca

Chef Frank DeCarlo inside Barba Bianca in Greenport. (Credit: Zu/Courtesy photo)

Underutilized North Fork seafood like whelk, eel and mantis shrimp — what is sometimes called trash or junk fish —  was the star of the show at the new Barba Bianca restaurant in Greenport. The eatery has since closed for the season. READ MORE

Boom Burger

Boom Burger

Boom Burger owners Anthony Catanzaro and Anthony Cicogna outside their new Mattituck storefront. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

This Westhampton Beach burger shop opened a Mattituck outpost in January. The menu features specialty burgers, plus chicken sandwiches, Philly cheese steaks, salads, fried pickles, fried Oreos and fried Nutella sandwiches. READ MORE

Brekky

Martin Accardi inside the new Brekky in Wading River. (Credit: Rachel Siford)

The main attraction at Brekky is acai bowls, along with coffee, iced coffee, muffins and snack foods. It opened in Wading River in May. READ MORE

Goldberg’s Bagels, Greenport

Inside Goldberg’s Bagels in Greenport. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

The bagel chain, which operates a Mattituck and Riverhead location, opened in Greenport in June. The new café is housed in the building that was most recently home to a Meson Ole Mexican restaurant. READ MORE

Halyard

The Halyard dining room. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Sound VIew, The Long Island Soundfront hotel and restaurant was purchased by a Manhattan-based hotel firm in 2016. A year later, it was renovated and reborn, with the restaurant renamed “The Halyard.” At the helm is James Beard Award-winning chef Galen Zamarra who oversees the 100-seat main dining room and accompanying 40-seat deck. READ MORE

Hampton Chocolate Factory

Evan and Caroline Gappelberg inside their store Hampton Chocolate Factory in Westhampton Beach. The couple also opened a location in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Hampton Chocolate Factory, which opened a Westhampton Beach storefront in 2016, expanded to Greenport this summer. There the premium milk chocolate is made by Valrhona, which maintains the Ecole du Grand Chocolat in France and the dark is 72 percent cocoa and made by the California-based Guittard. READ MORE

Jamesport Farm Brewery

Credit: Krysten Massa

A former potato farm on Sound Avenue has become Long Island’s first “farm-to-pint” brewery, with many ingredients used in the beer-making process grown on site. READ MORE

Little Lucharitos

Inside Little Lucharitos in Aquebogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Greenport’s super popular taqueria has opened an Aquebogue outpost. Little Lucharitos opens today, Friday, Oct. 27. READ MORE

Olive Branch Café

The Olive Branch Cafe in Greenport. (Credit: Nicole Smith )

Turkish and Mediterranean food is officially on the menu in Greenport as The Olive Branch Cafe opened in August. The café, located in three storefronts on Front Street, offers sit-down and take-out options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. READ MORE

Peconic Cellar Door

Alie Shaper and Robin Epperson-McCarthy outside their new tasting room, Peconic Cellar Door, in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Peconic Cellar Door, an airy space with a farmhouse chic aesthetic, is the recently opened joint tasting room for winemakers Alie Shaper and Robin Epperson-McCarthy. At Peconic Cellar Door you’ll find Shaper’s two wine brands, Brooklyn Oenology and As If Wines, as well as Epperson-McCarthy’s Saltbird CellarsREAD MORE

Port

PORT Waterfront Bar and Grill

Keith and Alison Bavaro inside the tiki bar at the all new PORT Waterfront Bar & Grill. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Port is an offshoot of Shelter Island’s SALT, which specialized in casual waterfront dining. There you will find steamed clams, lobster rolls and burgers which you can enjoy while overlooking the North Ferry and Greenport Harbor. READ MORE

Puerto Verde

Efren Perez Rodriguez, Eugenio De Los Santos and Arturo Perez Rodriguez inside their restaurant Puerto Verde. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

Brothers Efren Perez Rodriguez, Arturo Perez Rodriguez and their brother-in-law, Eugenio De Los Santos opened the Mexican-restaurant Puerto Verde this summer. The restaurant, whose name translates to green port, is located at home of the former Six Three One restaurant in Southold.READ MORE

Riverhead Ciderhouse

The main tasting room at Riverhead Ciderhouse in Baiting Hollow. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

With 48 taps behind the bar, Riverhead Ciderhouse pours Lieb Cellars and Martha Clara wines, beer from Long Ireland Beer Co. and Great South Bay, and, of course, cider. It also serves food. The cidery has quickly become one of the most popular destinations on the East End. READ MORE

Scoops and Grinds

inside the new Scoops and Grinds. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

Scoops & Grinds, formerly Scoops Ice Cream, opened its new Main Road location next to Braun Seafood in February. Along with a new name, the shop has increased offerings, including coffee and specialty drinks, made-to-order cakes and baked goods. READ MORE

Shadees

Jamaican food Riverhead

Shane and Dion Hope outside Shadees in Riverhead.(Credit: Nicole Smith)

You’ll frequently find a line through the door at Shadees Jamaican Takeout in Riverhead. The menu features items like jerk chicken, ox tail and goat curry. READ MORE

Sunny’s Diner and Grill

Jim and Sunny Liszanckie, owners of Sunny’s Diner and Grill in Riverhead. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Riverhead Grill got a new name and a menu makeover when Riverhead residents Jim and Sunny Liszanckie took over the operation earlier this year. READ MORE

Sweet Cart Candy Shoppe

Miguel, Christian and Yanira Vegara inside Sweet Cart Candy Shoppe.
(Credit: Nicole Smith)

Sweet Cart Candy Shoppe recently opened at The Shoppes at East Wind and sells a wide variety of candies, including nostalgic brands that were popular years ago. READ MORE 

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  • You guys forgot to add iL Giardino Restaurant in Aquebogue, one of the most popular spots in the North Fork this summer.