02/15/15 9:00am
Soon, you'll be able to buy these Lucharitos sauces and salsas in a bottle. The restaurant's owner is planning to bottle (clockwise from left) a red salsa, his family's BBQ sauce and an avocado-based salsa verde this spring. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Soon, you’ll be able to buy these Lucharitos sauces and salsas in a bottle. The restaurant’s owner is planning to bottle (clockwise from left) a red salsa, his family’s BBQ sauce and an avocado-based salsa verde this spring. (Credit: Paul Squire)

For years, Marc LaMaina has wanted to start selling his mother’s barbecue sauce, a family recipe nearly 80 years old.

Starting in April, he’ll finally get his wish. (more…)

12/21/13 12:00pm
crooked ladder brewing company

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

Believe it or not there are only four shopping days left until Christmas. If you haven’t quite checked everyone off your list, there is no need to panic. Most North Fork restaurants, wineries and other hot spots offer gift certificates that are sure to please just about anyone, but if your looking for something a little more personal, several local business are offering special holiday gifts.  (more…)

11/04/13 2:15pm
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | The Mattituck Chamber of Commerce's Old Fashioned Street Fair is a family-friendly event scheduled for July 13.

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

As part of the Taste North Fork promotion, Love Lane in Mattituck will be the site of Taste Love Lane festivities on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 9-10. Meet the Farmers Market as well as Meet the Merchants will help celebrate Veterans Day Weekend. Participating merchants will honor veterans by donating a portion of the weekend’s proceeds to the veterans organization Strongpoint Theinert House.

For more northforker.com coverage of Veterans Day Weekend events, click the Taste North Fork tag. (more…)

09/10/13 3:30pm
foodie tour north fork the farm

Photo by Rachel Young | Tomatoes at The Farm in Southold.

OK, I’ll admit it: I’m not an adventurous eater. Growing up, dinners at my Rochester household consisted largely of boring but blissfully predictable meals, like roasted chicken and mashed potatoes — and, darn it, I liked it that way.

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09/08/13 12:30pm
chef column john ross meatball recipe

Photo by John Ross | Jeri Woodhouse’s cHarissa meatballs with hummus were among the two meatball standouts at Harvest East End.

On top of spaghetti

All covered with cheese.

I lost my poor meatball

When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table

And onto the floor

And then my poor meatball Rolled out of the door.

Excerpt from children’s song by Tom Glazer

 

The Harvest East End wine and food classic at McCall Wines in Cutchogue on Aug. 24 was another beautiful celebration of Long Island wine and food. It was attended by some 1,300 people who came to raise their glasses to the wineries and restaurants of the East End. Forty-three wineries and 34 chefs provided the food and wine. (more…)