10/27/16 6:01am
Touch of Venice Cutchogue

The dining room at Touch of Venice in Cutchogue, which we recommend visiting during Long Island Restaurant Week. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Long Island Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend at dozens of restaurants across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The $27.95 prix fixe deals run from Sunday, Oct. 30, to Sunday, Nov. 6 — except Saturday, when some restaurants only offer the deal until 7 p.m.

Don’t know where to dine this time? Here are four suggestions to try on the East End.

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09/20/16 6:04am
The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Some might argue that harvest is the best time on the East End.

With plenty of fall festivals, pumpkin picking, corn mazes and more, it certainly is often the busiest season. If you are looking for apple picking, here is our handy guide. Want to go pumpkin picking? We got that, too.

And if you are still looking for more, here are 10 festivals and events for fun on the North Fork this autumn. (more…)

05/23/16 6:10am
Chefs Brian Burner and Dominick Scotto of JoeÕs Garage and Grill in downtown Riverhead prepare pork buns for Rotary Uncorked 2014. (Credit: Sonja Reinholt Derr)

Chefs Brian Burner and Dominick Scotto of Joe’s Garage and Grill in downtown Riverhead prepare pork buns for Rotary Uncorked 2014. (Credit: Sonja Reinholt Derr)

The Rotary Club of Riverhead will hold its 10th annual “Rotary Uncorked” benefit at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead this Wednesday, May 25, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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10/13/14 3:00pm
Cooperage Inn in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Cooperage Inn in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

We here at northforker look forward to Long Island Restaurant Week with the anticipation of a kid counting down until Christmas.

That’s because it’s a chance to support local businesses, save some money and experience something great. (more…)

07/10/14 1:00pm
Lucharitos' Strawberry Margarita (Cyndi Murray file photo)

Lucharitos’ Strawberry Margarita (Credit: Cyndi Murray file photo)

Sometimes unwinding with a midweek cocktail or glass of wine with the girls is just what you need to get you through to Friday.

Here are three get places to enjoy some drinks and catch up with the ladies on a North Fork summer night.   (more…)