02/03/17 6:02am
blackbean burger

A black bean burger at Love Lane Kitchen. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It’s February on the North Fork. At times it can feel like the whole East End is riding out the winter on the warm shores of Waikiki, but there are many business owners who stay behind to feed the hungry masses.

Here are a handful of eateries serving lunch to locals and midweek visitors all winter long.
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10/28/16 6:01am
Crazy Beans Greenport

Pumpkin pie pancakes from Crazy Beans in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Judging from the line snaking out the door of Crazy Beans Sunday morning, this column might be completely unnecessary. You all appear very much aware of this new Greenport eatery.

Located at the longtime Front Street home of the former Coronet diner, Crazy Beans is suddenly the hottest spot in town for eggs, bakey and North Fork Roasting Co. java.

Nonetheless, it is still this week’s northforker pick for a meal. Instead of the paninis and sandwiches we regularly select at lunchtime, we suggest getting up early this week. (more…)

09/23/16 7:02am
Callie Martino inside the new Crazy Beans on Front Street in Greenport. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Callie Martino inside the new Crazy Beans on Front Street in Greenport. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Callie Martino has always felt a special connection to Greenport.

For many years, the 29-year-old restaurateur’s father, James Brennan, kept his boat there. After he died suddenly from a heart attack at age 57 six years ago, Ms. Martino found herself escaping to Greenport, her “happy place.”

“He had a deep love for this place,” she said. “He loved sailing and during the summer just coming out here and getting on the boat.”

Ms. Martino and her husband, Tim, have a new reason to love this North Fork maritime village, because it’s now where they live and work. (more…)