12/17/17 6:26pm

We love seeing the North Fork “Through Your Lens.”

These are among our favorite from this snow-covered holiday weekend.   (more…)

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…)

12/16/17 5:23am

Evan Bucholz fixes a drink for patrons at Brix & Rye on Main Street in Greenport. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

I admit it: I’m a bit of a cynic. OK, maybe more than just a bit. No matter the degree, it is my default setting. I’m fine with it, though I do try to keep it in check as much as possible.

But looking back on 2017 and what I’ve written twice a month about Long Island Wine Country, I worry that maybe I’ve focused too much on the negatives: the curse of agritainment and what it’s done to a wine region I have so much affection for; the way local government continues to make it harder than it needs to be for the region to flourish.

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