02/20/18 6:02am

Scallop season began Nov. 6. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Sweet and succulent, Peconic Bay scallops are a local treasure. Whether broiled, sautéed or fried, these bivalves are enjoyed with gusto throughout the harvest season — from November through the end of March.  (more…)

01/01/18 6:39am

This City Foodsters/Flickr photo was used to show off the new northforker restaurant, a hypothetical concept creating a menu with our staff’s favorite food items from across the North Fork. It was our eight most-read post of 2017.

Year in review posts across the country lamented 2017 as the worst in recent memory.

This is northforker, however, where the news is almost always good.  (more…)

12/29/17 6:04am

Winter is still a beautiful time on the North Fork. (Credit: Michael Versandi)

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The summer beach season is but a distant memory. The harvest of late summer and early fall, well that’s all over with too.

Even the holiday season will have passed come Monday and the countdown to the 2018 re-opening of your favorite North Fork seasonal destinations will be officially underway.

That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do on the North Fork in these cold winter months. To prove it, we are continuing our monthly “things to do” column, though we’ve scaled it back to 10 items that can add some flare to your visit to the North Fork or prove a good night out for the locals. (more…)

12/15/17 6:04am

Jingle shells discovered by northforker nature columnist Chris Paparo. (Credit: Chris Paparo)

We have been fortunate this autumn with above-average temperatures and exceptional weather that has allowed us to continue visiting the shore long after Labor Day has passed. As I sit here writing this article, however, we are in the midst of our first snow storm and an extended weather forecast that looks like “Old Man Winter” will finally be waking up and making his presence known. For many, this will put an end to visiting the beach. For those who are brave enough to endure the cold, the beach is full of treasures just waiting to be found.  (more…)

08/13/17 6:48am

Sparkling Pointe has been named New York’s Winery of the Year. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Here are the seven most-read stories this week on northforker.com. To keep up with food, wine, real estate and lifestyle news on the North Fork, like us on Facebook, check out our Instagram page (@The_Northforker) and follow @northforker1 on Twitter.  (more…)