When Rich Stabile launched Long Island Spirits distillery in Baiting Hollow in January 2007, he imagined it becoming a regional staple behind its signature drink, LiV Vodka. A decade later, as distilleries have sprouted up across the nation, Long Island Spirits has expanded to include whiskey, gin and fruit-based sorbettas, ships its products across the country and will soon export to Canada and possibly Europe. READ
PeraBell Food Bar East co-owner John Peragine has said he thinks downtown Riverhead is on the brink of “something awesome.” And since its June 2015 opening, the restaurant has become an integral part of the area’s mission to re-establish itself as a destination.
Even if Moustache Brewing Co.’s latest Double IPA release “Dexterity Issues” wasn’t as good as it is, it’d be newsworthy and worth chasing down. You see, it was brewed to benefit multiple sclerosis research. Brewery co-founder and brewmaster Matthew Spitz was diagnosed with MS, an autoimmune disease that attacks the nerves in the brain and spine, in July 2013. (more…)