07/17/18 5:49am

First and South’s cheesy puffed pastry stuffed with ground beef and topped with serrano sour cream.

These days, the North Fork wine trail draws tourists from outside of New York’s state lines. But the area isn’t all wine and no dine. Regardless of the time of year, North Fork restaurants are sizzling and serving everything from old-world cuisine that would make even an Italian grandmother swoon to new-fangled creative fare. (more…)

05/03/18 7:46pm

The spring-inspired gin and tonic at North Fork Table & Inn. (Credit: David Benthal)

The warm air has finally arrived and the buds are breaking.

Get ready to embrace the warmer weather with these refreshing, spring-inspired cocktails from some of our favorite North Fork and Shelter Island restaurants. (more…)

02/06/18 6:10am

Wine, dine and the stay the night at Jedehiah Hawkins Inn. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

The North Fork is a place to find love — with a significant other and a culinary scene that sets the stage for romance. Delve into delicious Valentine’s Day menus at these five local restaurants featuring great food an undeniably dreamy ambience. (more…)

01/10/18 6:01am

First & South’s Wicked Mint delivers all the flavor of a craft cocktail minus the alcohol. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Boozy holiday parties and champagne toasts may get the best of us in December.

Now that the calendar has flipped to January, many are hitching a ride on the sober express for a solid month, a practice dubbed “Dry January.” Being alcohol-free doesn’t have to mean curling up at home with your Netflix lineup while watching your pals enjoy happy hour on Facebook. These local bars and restaurants are serving up skillfully executed mocktails to savor without the hangover. (more…)

07/05/17 10:36am

Sarah Phillips partner/operator visits K.K’s Farm in Southold where she purchases and harvests lettuce and other produce for the weekend menu. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

At the intersection of First and South streets in the Village of Greenport, there’s a lovely old house; all windows and garden, with a homey vibe that begs you to “find your way” in.

It’s First and South, the five-year-old bar and eatery that has become a center for the collaborative, community-based style of hospitality championed by partner and manager Sarah Phillips. READ