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…)
Gingerbread houses are a holiday staple, so December is naturally the busiest time of the year for Gingerbread University in Baiting Hollow, a barn turned candy store where families can decorate an edible structure in a colorful, festive setting.(more…)
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…)