01/05/17 6:00am
LiV Baiting Hollow

Long Island Spirits in Baiting Hollow celebrates 10 years today. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Long Island potato country might have ceded that title to wine long ago, but today marks 10 years in business for the local potato vodka maker.

And owners are celebrating a decade of business with 10 percent discounts on bottles and merchandise during January.

Long Island Spirits, which makes LiV vodka, Rough Rider bourbon and whisky, Pine Barrens whisky, Deepwells gin and Sorbetta liqueurs, was officially founded on Jan. 5, 2007. It was the first distillery on Long Island since the 19th century, according to its website. The tasting room opened in June 2008. (more…)

02/15/16 6:06am
Volunteer Nicole with mini-horse Red at the farm on Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A volunteer with mini-horse Red at North Shore Horse Rescue & Sanctuary. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

North Shore Horse Rescue will honor the owners of Manorville’s Long Island Game Farm at its second annual Phoenix Award Gala on Friday, March 4 at Giorgio’s in Baiting Hollow.

Tickets for the event, which benefits the Baiting Hollow horse rescue operation, are now available.

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11/24/15 7:00am
Fred Terry serves up potato candy. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Fred Terry serves up potato candy. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

When it comes to food, everybody knows the North Fork for its organically grown produce, natural baked goods and fresh-caught seafood.

But other North Fork culinary traditions create a heritage that links to the past through recipes and dishes adapted from the Old World.

One of those is potato candy, which was a holiday favorite in Fred Terry’s childhood home. Terry, who owns The Lobster Roll Northside in Baiting Hollow and the Lobster Roll in Amagansett, was born and raised on the North Fork and is descended from one of its oldest families. (more…)