Robyn Coval and Lori Balter outside their new store Bowery Fork in Laurel. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
A pair of Manhattan restaurant supply industry veterans (and best friends) have opened a restaurant and kitchen supply store in Laurel.
Bowery Fork, a 1,000-square-foot storefront offering National Sanitation Federation-approved cooking equipment and bargain prices on kitchenware, opened its doors Memorial Day weekend.
“We are restaurant-centric and home friendly,” said co-owner Robyn Coval, who also owns the store Bowery Kitchen located in the enclosed urban food court Chelsea Market. Her partner in the new venture is Lori Balter, whose family has owned restaurant wholesale supplier Balter Sales Company for nearly a century. (more…)
A 1951 Willys Jeep parked outside The Ranch in Aquebogue. (Credit: Nicole Smith)
Driving along Main Road in Aquebogue, one can’t help but notice the green 1951 Willys Jeep sitting along the side of the road.
Rusting along the top with a faded Mobil logo painted on the side doors, the antique car gives passersby a glimpse as to what’s happening at the establishment behind it.
The Jeep, along with a 1962 Rambler that is currently on it’s way to the Aquebogue antique shop from California, is owner Robert Walsh’s favorite piece inside The Ranch, the antique shop and art gallery he opened last month.
“People come in every day asking about it,” Walsh said of the Jeep. (more…)