Clawdia, with her red shell and large three and a half pound body, surely stands out among the lobsters at Claudio’s restaurant in Greenport. That’s because she is the rare red lobster who is still kicking — or rather clawing — as her pigment is likely due to genes rather than a pot of boiling water.
She came in from a shipment from Canada earlier this week and easily distinguished herself from the crowd of brown/black live lobsters. So instead of going on diner’s plate, she was given a name and taken off the menu.
“We get several hundreds pounds every week during the summer. In the middle of the shipment, instead of finding lobsters that are the normal coloration, we found one that was cooked,” said co-owner Bill Claudio. “Or it looked like it was cooked.” (more…)
Summer is in full swing, and what is a day out without feasting on lobster? The king of crustaceans hails across the North Fork, while making its way into many noteworthy summery dishes. Below are six favorites we cannot wait to dive in to. (more…)
Riding the carousel at Mitchell Park. Credit: Randee Daddona, file)
It happened: Amid the chaos of childrearing, you somehow found yourself with a day free from errands, sports practices, birthday parties and other obligations. Now, however, you’re left wondering how to keep your family — not to mention yourself — entertained.
Northforker Kids has you covered. Plan your next day trip in the area by checking out the following boredom-busting suggestions. Whether your children are toddlers or tweens, these ideas are sure to keep them smiling. You’ll have fun, too! READ
Girls films in Greenport in 2013. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Ever since you were little, you might have wanted to be like some of the people you watched on the big screen. Now, thanks to a piece published in the New York Post May 23, you can at least vacation like them. (more…)
The National Restaurant Association classifies Claudio’s in Greenport as the “oldest, same-family run restaurant” in the United States. It’s a distinction the Claudio family is proud of and one that will still be relevant when they open their doors for the 2016 season next month. (more…)
Jimmy Fallon was once again spotted in Greenport Village this weekend, this time dining at Claudio’s and posing for photos with fans on Front Street.
The Tonight Show host shared a photo of the famed restaurant’s menu with his 4.2 million Instagram photos, thanking the 145-year-old eatery and its staff for making the best chowder and giving it a shoutout for being family-owned. (more…)