02/24/18 6:15am

Bedell Cellars was one of several local wineries to pour at the event. (Photo credit: Krysten Massa)

Long Island Winterfest launched its 11th season with a kickoff party at Hotel Indigo East End Friday.  (more…)

02/02/18 5:43am

Fish and chips at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

It takes stamina to get through February. Months of cold, dark days have left us wistful for summer and craving soul-warming bites to fuel us through to spring. North Fork chefs get it. (more…)

05/28/16 6:20am
Girls films in Greenport in 2013. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

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…)

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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02/11/16 6:02am
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. owners John Liegey and Rich Vandenburgh at the construction site of the brewery's new 2,000-square-foot 'brew pub.' (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. owners John Liegey and Rich Vandenburgh at the construction site of the brewery’s new 2,000-square-foot ‘brew pub.’ (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Expect a destination for touring the North Fork’s largest brewery, sampling some of the region’s tastiest porter and now, a sit-down meal, when Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. completes its new addition this spring.

Four support trusses for the new structure were installed at the Peconic property on Wednesday, which co-owner John Liegey called a “pivotal moment” in the building’s construction. He and fellow owner Rich Vandenburgh expect the space, which they are calling a “brew pub,” to be open to the public by mid-spring.

“It’s going to have a very open floor plan,” said Liegey, adding that outdoor seating will be available in warmer months. “It’s going to be a great space. We want an open environment where people feel comfortable.” (more…)

10/25/15 11:25am
Vine Street Café placed third for its dish. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Vine Street Café placed third for its mushroom bolognese sauce with penne pasta, tomato, parmesan and parsley. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Touch of Venice made a mushroom crostini with maitake, shiitake, oyster mushrooms, wild arugula, ricotta and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Grana of Jamesport made a bruschetta with roasted oyster mushroom, toasted walnut pesto and mushroom aioli dish.

While Shelter Island’s Vine Street Café served up a mushroom bolognese sauce with penne pasta, tomato, parmesan and parsley.

But the star of the shows was Noah’s with its duck confit and shiitake mushroom pan-fried dumplings, served with a mushroom and cabbage slaw in an orange miso sauce. (more…)