The younger set at poolside during the author’s recent family gathering. (Credit: John Ross)
This was the summer when the relatives came. Nine grandchildren, three sets of parents, a couple of in-laws and three dogs. A wonderful long-awaited gathering months in the making. Feeding this group is a labor of love, but for a chef who cooks from scratch using fresh ingredients it presents a challenge in 2017.
The neon lights — a mix of red, yellow and blue — glow against the dark sky each night as drivers approach the iconic sign in Aquebogue. Over the past six decades, the vintage sign at Modern Snack Bar has become a North Fork landmark. READ
Marco Pellegrini, executive chef at Caci North Fork. The restuarant once again made Newsday’s list of the best Long Island restaurants. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
Five North Fork restaurants earned coveted spots on Newsday’s annual 100 “Top Long Island Restaurant” list it was revealed on Wednesday.
The list, reported by Newsday food writers Peter Gianotti, Erica Marcus, Corin Hirsch and Pervaiz Shallwani, includes ten entries from the the following ten divisions: bistro, sushi, seafood, cheap eats, fine dining, steak house, Chinese, Italian, Middle Eastern and Indian.
Erin Johnson, left, and Lucy Muellner outside their East Marion eatery. (Credit: David Benthal)
One of Lucy Muellner and Erin Johnson’s first encounters with the enchantment of the North Fork was a potluck dinner with local small farmers and artisanal winemakers to which everyone brought some of their own creations. READ MORE