05/21/18 6:10am

The seafood salad. (Credit: Yvonne Albinowski)

Chef Frank DeCarlo has never set out to prepare Italian dishes the way most Americans are accustomed to eating. You will not find spaghetti and meatballs on his menus. The truth is he’d rather serve you underutilized North Fork seafood like whelk, eel and mantis shrimp — “junk fish,” as it’s sometimes referred to by those unacquainted with its culinary potential. (more…)

05/17/18 6:10am

The new owners are renovating the interior and exterior of the vacant Mattituck storefront before opening the new restaurant. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Farm-to-table fare becomes second nature when you’ve lived on the North Fork for more than a decade. Just ask Southold residents Antonio and Stephanie Piraino. The couple has long been a supporter of local farms and markets in their personal kitchen, so when it came time to open their first restaurant together the menu was destined to feature the North Fork bounty. (more…)

05/15/18 6:00am

The new chicken and street corn bowl is quickly becoming a crowd favorite. (Courtesy photo)

Executive chef Alexander Williamson is on a mission to make PORT Waterfront Bar & Grill in Greenport the No. 1 fast-casual dining destination on the East Coast. It’s an admittedly lofty goal, but one the veteran chef is confident is within reach. (more…)

05/14/18 6:10am

Russell McAleavey and Sommer Constabile of Astoria at last year’s Chowderfest. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Prepare your spoons!

One of New Suffolk’s biggest annual events is returning this Memorial Day weekend. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s annual Chowderfest. (more…)

05/12/18 6:00am

The three business partners —Lousia and Devin Hardman along side Kate McDowell — at the Kate’s Cheese Co. countertop. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Kate’s Cheese Company is celebrating its grand opening this weekend with a selection of craft beer, local wine and 40 cheeses to sample.

Expect gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and an array of charcuterie boards on the menu along with cheese for purchase. (more…)

05/10/18 6:10am
Hamptons Chocolate Factory truck

The newly unveiled Hampton Chocolate Factory food truck is available for private events. (Courtesy photo)

There’s a whole new way to satisfy your sweet tooth on the North Fork.

Hampton Chocolate Factory is rolling out a new artisan chocolate and ice cream truck just in time for the warmer weather. The decadent menu boasts ice cream sandwiches dipped in pure dark or milk chocolate, frozen s’mores and the company’s signature chocolates by the piece. (Think: sea salt caramels) (more…)

05/09/18 6:01am

Chef Stephan Bogardus in the kitchen at North Fork Table & Inn for Sunday’s special dinner inspired by his recent travels to India. (Credit: David Benthal)

Guests of the North Fork Table & Inn in Southold allowed their taste buds to travel the world Sunday evening as Chef Stephan Bogardus prepared a special meal inspired by his recent trip to India.  (more…)