01/01/17 6:00am
We toured Peconic Escargot in Cutchogue in May. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

We toured Peconic Escargot in Cutchogue in May. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Peconic Escargot, a snail farm we toured in May, grew out of chef Taylor Knapp’s struggle to find farm-fresh snails. He decided to launch the business after dining at Manhattan’s popular Momofuku restaurant, where escargot are on the menu.

“We asked where the snails came from and the chef said they came in a can from France,” said Knapp, who is also the creator of PawPaw pop-up dinners. “I was like, ‘If chef David Chang can’t get fresh snails, then nobody can.’ So there’s obviously a need for this.” (more…)

12/29/16 6:00am
Some of the refined items for sale at Pearl Cottage in Southold. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Some of the refined items for sale at Pearl Cottage in Southold. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Three retail stores dedicated to vintage and repurposed goods opened on Main Road in Southold in 2016.

The three businesses joined established nearby shops like White Flower Farmhouse and Lost and Found in making Southold a top destination for retro finds. (more…)

12/28/16 6:00am
El Galeón sailed into Greenport Village on October 17.

El Galeón sailed into Greenport Village on October 17. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Greenport was once again a tall ships destination when El Galeón, a veritable floating museum from Spain, paid a visit in October.

The 170-foot, 495-ton replica is fashioned after a typical 17th-century Spanish galleon, which sailed between the 16th and 18th centuries and primarily transported spices, livestock and slaves. (more…)

12/26/16 6:00am
Crazy Beans owner Callie Martino inside her new  Front Street restaurant in Greenport. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Crazy Beans owner Callie Martino inside her new Front Street restaurant in Greenport. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

If you’ve headed to breakfast or lunch in Greenport on any weekend in the past three months, you might have noticed lines forming at Crazy Beans.

Located at the corner of Front and Main streets, the site of the former Coronet, the popular eatery opened in late September to great acclaim and popularity. (more…)