12/16/17 6:27am

Chef Stephan Bogardus inside North Fork Table & Inn. (Credit: David Benthal for northforker)

A campaign is currently underway to secure North Fork Table & Inn chef Stephan Bogardus his first James Beard Award nomination. And come Tuesday, the 29-year-old chef of one of the region’s most acclaimed restaurants will be cooking at the James Beard House.  (more…)

12/14/17 6:10am

Ben Conard inside the kitchen at the business incubator in Calverton. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Ben Conard, a 23-year-old entrepreneur, is creating a product at the Stony Brook University Incubator at Calverton that does more than taste good. His company, Five North Chocolate, produces sweets with a message that reaches far beyond Long Island. (more…)

12/06/17 6:01am

About three years ago, Dave Daly and Ben Gonzalez decided to leave their life in Manhattan behind and move to the North Fork full-time to start a new business together.

They had a love of oysters and knew the North Fork was the ideal location for aquaculture. They founded Southold Bay Oysters in 2015 and this year was their first commercial harvest.

“Our harvest was fantastic,” Mr. Gonzalez said. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done with year.”  (more…)