05/26/17 6:00am

Efren Perez Rodriguez, Eugenio De Los Santos and Arturo Perez Rodriguez inside their new restaurant Puerto Verde. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

When brothers Efren Perez Rodriguez, Arturo Perez Rodriguez and their brother-in-law, Eugenio De Los Santos, moved to America from Santiago Tetla, located in the Mexican state of Puebla more than 20 years ago, they began dreaming of one day opening their own family-run restaurant.

Over the years they have worked behind the scenes in kitchens at numerous restaurants, such as the now-closed Seafood Barge in Southold, Front Street Station in Greenport and Comfort Diner in Manhattan. 

Now, after nearly two decades, their vision is becoming a reality. (more…)

05/25/17 6:03am

Korean BBQ baby back ribs, one of the dishes that will be offered at Jennie’s at Drossos. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Jennie Werts remembers her family’s Sunday routine at their second home in East Marion. The day would usually start with a trip to get coffee. Then they’d head to the waterfront and watch the boats.

Many of those days also featured a round of miniature golf at Drossos in Greenport.

Now, Werts will have a new weekend routine involving the iconic Greenport motel. The 32-year-old chef will be serving up surprising cuisine as part of a seasonal new pop-up restaurant called Jennie’s at Drossos.

“I always wanted to open a place out there,” Werts said. (more…)

05/24/17 6:01am

A look at the sunny kitchen of this Greenport beach cottage which overlooks Pipe’s Cove. (Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)

This beach cottage in Greenport is near a private beach — perfect for swimming, fishing or kayaking.

And a one-car garage, with doors in the front and back of the structure, make it easy for homeowners to haul in items from the beach, such as kayaks and paddleboards, and store them. Residents can also moor their boats off of the beach and use a dinghy to reach their vessel, said listing agent JoAnn Wind of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

“The best feature is the waterfront with 100 feet of sandy beach,” Wind said. “It is very nice and overlooks Shelter Island and Greenport.” (more…)

05/17/17 6:00am
Chef Rosa de Carvalho Ross inside the dining room of her former restaurant, Scrimshaw in Greenport.

Chef Rosa Ross inside the dining room of her former restaurant, Scrimshaw, in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Do you miss the steamed dumplings from the former Scrimshaw restaurant in Greenport?

Now you can learn to cook like Scrimshaw founder Chef Rosa Ross as she hosts cooking demonstrations and pop-up dinners at The Market in Greenport this season. The first dinner is set for Sunday, May 21 and there are limited seats left. (more…)