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…)

05/25/17 6:02am

This East Marion home is on the market for $1,499,000. (Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Here are 10 North Fork open houses scheduled for this weekend, ranging in price from $319,999 to $1,499,000. The property prices are listed in ascending order.

As always, visit realestate.northforker.com to see more listings. (more…)

05/25/17 6:00am

Les Falcone, Kyle Romeo, Bennet Romeo and Amanda Falcone at Cedar Grove Farm in Aquebogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Cedar Grove Farm, located on a few acres of cleared land in the woods in Aquebogue, is kind of like a Shangri-La for farm-to-table enthusiasts.

Specifically, it’s a fertile wonderland for chefs Kyle Romeo and Amanda Falcone, who hope to one day use it to source food for a future restaurant. But for now, it’s where the couple grows leafy vegetables, juicy raspberries and raises two heritage pigs every season, which provide them with enough pork to last the year.

“I’ll never forget, as a chef, the first time driving down here, my mouth just dropped open,” recalled Mr. Romeo, who is executive chef at American Beech in Greenport. “This is paradise.” (more…)

05/25/17 5:14am

Channing Daughters Winery 2016 Tocai Fruilano Pétillant Naturel. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

As Channing Daughters Winery’s winemaker Christopher Tracy is prone to doing, he has embraced the fresh, fun deliciousness of pétillant naturel wines with gusto in recent years.

The man who is making a half dozen different vermouths and recently released seven different roses from the 2016 vintage has taken a ‘pet nat’ program that started with just three wines — white, rose and red — and blown it out to more than a handful of wines of various colors made from a wide array of grapes.

This week’s “Wine of the Week,” Channing Daughters Winery 2016 Tocai Friulano Petillant Naturel ($28), is one of the newer additions and one of the most distinctive. (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…)