Articles by

Lauren Lustgarten

08/16/16 9:35am
Two women enter the #nofostateofmind contest at last Thursday's Alive on 25 event in downtown Riverhead. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Jessica Gunther of Ridge and Evelyn Romo of Middle Island enter the #nofostateofmind contest at last Thursday’s Alive on 25 event in downtown Riverhead. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

What song serves as the soundtrack to your summer on the North Fork?

That’s the sentiment behind the #nofostateofmind photo contest from northforker.com and WEHM Radio.  (more…)

07/19/16 10:27am
Alpine Strawberries Glover Perennials

Alpine strawberries were among the varieties Martha Stewart purchased from Glover Perennials in Cutchogue. (Credit: Lauren Lustgarten)

Glover Perennials received a nice plug last month from none other than Martha Stewart, who raved about the strawberry patch she started in her garden with plants purchased from the Cutchogue wholesaler.  (more…)

07/15/16 2:20pm
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is throwing a party in Peconic Saturday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is throwing a party in Peconic Saturday. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is once again celebrating its anniversary with a party this weekend.

The brewery will host the event, which will feature new releases from its OG “Original Greenport series, at its Peconic location this Saturday, July 16.

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07/13/16 10:02am
hot dogs

Photo: A 2010 Nathan’s hot dog eating contest. (Credit: flickr.com / Space Pirate Queen)

You probably don’t think of hot dogs when you’re at Lucharitos in Greenport, but that’s what they’ll be serving tonight (a lot of them).

Owner Marc LaMaina said he teamed up with Coney Island Brewing Company to host their first-ever hot dog eating contest tonight, July 13, at 8 p.m.

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07/11/16 2:20pm

Magic Fountain ice cream

As you’re stopped at the traffic light in front of Magic Fountain on Main Road in Mattituck, you can’t help but notice a sign listing off a variety of unique ice cream flavors.

With all of its ice cream made from scratch, the Mattituck mainstay likes to play on the risky side of the ice cream spectrum.  (more…)

07/09/16 6:30am
Agnes Kravit outside her coffee shop in Riverside. (Credit: Lauren Lustgarten)

Agnes Kravit outside her coffee shop in Riverside. (Credit: Lauren Lustgarten)

A labor of love for its proprietor, you might call it fitting that Sarikopa Organic Coffee and Tea House opened on Valentine’s Day of this year.

A small, European-style coffee shop serving organic roasts and tea, it sits in an unlikely location just south of the Riverside traffic circle.

It’s at that spot where owner Agnes Kravit wants her customers to feel a sense of comfort. So far, she is succeeding.  (more…)