04/06/17 6:01am
Harvest Box cutchogue

Russ and Karen L’HommeDieu prepare to test out recipes at their home in Cutchogue Friday afternoon. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Russ L’HommeDieu knocked on the doors of over 30 homes this past Monday, boxes of vegan-friendly food in hand.

It was all part of a new business the Cutchogue entrepreneur and his wife, Karen, recently started called Harvest Food Box.

Similar in approach to popular home delivery recipe options like Blue Apron or HelloFresh, the L’HommeDieus have created pre-assembled meals that can be cooked in a crockpot. (more…)

04/05/17 6:01am
Deep Roots Farm in Southold. (Credit: vera Chinese, file photo)

Deep Roots Farm in Southold. (Credit: northforker file photo)

If you enjoyed reading about the farm-to-butcher shop at 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue in the inaugural issue of northforker magazine, know that there are several options for purchasing local meat and eggs.

Remember that when you buy directly from the farmer, you can usually see for yourself if the animals are humanely raised without the use of artificial hormones or prophylactic antibiotics. You also cut out the middle man and help make North Fork farming sustainable.

And many would say it just tastes better.

Here are five North Fork farms, including 8 Hands, offering local meat. (more…)

04/01/17 6:00am
Braised chicken with hard cider and pears. (Credit: John Ross)

Braised chicken with hard cider and pears. (Credit: John Ross)

Food and beverages affect us in many different ways and at every level of our journey through life.

We learn to eat what is around us for sustenance from a very early age. During this time we develop tastes for familiar things in our environment that are then influenced by our culture. As we grow older we discover the enjoyment of food and those who consume it with us, no matter what our circumstances are in life.

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03/31/17 6:30am
Fred TerrySr. outside Lobster Roll Northside in 2015. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Fred Terry Sr. outside Lobster Roll Northside in 2015. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy, file photo)

The Lobster Roll Northside in Baiting Hollow and the adjacent North Fork Tasting Room have changed hands.

Michael McCann has taken over the two businesses and will rename the 100-seat restaurant Sound Bistro, according to Lobster Roll founder and property owner Fred Terry Sr. (more…)

03/31/17 6:00am
Mike Osinski

Mike Osinski holds up a large oyster at his Greenport oyster farm. Admittedly, this photo was not taken during an “R” month. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Greenport in the off-season is ripe for oyster slurping and day tripping.

So says the New York Times in a recent piece that appeared online in the paper’s New York section on Wednesday, March 29(more…)

03/30/17 1:45pm
Andy Harbin, a partner in the soon-to-open Andy's in Greenport, behind the bar at Legend's in New Suffolk. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Andy Harbin, a partner in the soon-to-open Andy’s in Greenport, behind the bar at Legend’s in New Suffolk. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

A new restaurant could soon open on Front Street with a familiar North Fork bartender at the helm.

Many know Andy Harbin as the face behind the bar at some of their favorite restaurants—Sophie’s in Southold, Legends in New Suffolk and the Frisky Oyster in Greenport.

But Harbin will likely soon have a bar and restaurant of his own. The beloved local barkeep has partnered with Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts to open Andy’s, which will be located at the former home of Rhumb Line restaurant on Front Street in Greenport. (more…)