Grant Parpan

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Grant Parpan

Grant Parpan is the content director for Times Review Partners, a division of Times Review Media Group in Mattituck. Grant joined the Times Review staff in 2006 as a reporter and has covered nearly every beat in the newsroom. He currently writes about lifestyle and business content, including writing about the North Fork food, wine and arts scenes for northforker.com. Grant began his career in 2003 as a reporter and editor at The Signal, a daily newspaper in Santa Clarita, California. In his career, he has won dozens of awards from the New York Press Association, the Associated Press, the National Newspaper Association and the Press Club of Long Island.

11/05/18 6:04am

Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island is a great hiking spot not too far off the North Fork. (Credit: David Benthal)

With so many North Fork destinations based on the North and South roads, it’s easy to miss some of the more scenic and relaxing drives the area has to offer.

And if you stop only at the beaches and vineyards for fresh air, you’ll miss the zen of our trails.  (more…)

11/01/18 6:01am

Pat Alfred takes a beer break at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s Carpenter Street location. (Credit: David Benthal)

It’s a Friday afternoon in September at the original Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. and Pat Alfred is loading kegs of the brewery’s new Respect to Process pale ale onto a pallet.

It’s past Labor Day, but the temperature inside the brewing space is approaching 100 degrees, so beads of sweat drip down the brewer’s face as he labors through the end of his day.

Before he calls it quits, Alfred breaks out a hose. The kegs get sprayed. The floor gets cleaned. Everything gets sanitized. (more…)

10/27/18 6:10am

Despite being the largest, most populated hamlet on the North Fork, Riverhead also has a bit of an underdog tag.

With a sprawling commercial business corridor that skews more big box than mom and pop, and a downtown in a forever state of revitalization, it’s easy to overlook so many of the qualities that make Riverhead a special place.  (more…)

10/14/18 6:05am

The pork shoulder ragu is worth a try along with just about everything else on the menu at Orto in Miller Place. (Courtesy of Orto)

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One of the great things about the East End is how many truly enjoyable restaurants are located within such close proximity to each other — even outside of the downtown districts. You don’t often see this in such rural areas.  (more…)