06/16/17 1:35pm

Chef Frank DeCarlo inside his new restaurant, Barba Bianca, in Greenport. (Credit: Zu/Courtesy photo).

Underutilized North Fork seafood like whelk, eel and mantis shrimp — what is sometimes called trash or junk fish —  will be the star of the show at the new Barba Bianca restaurant in Greenport.

The approximately 80-seat restaurant, located directly over the water on Preston’s Wharf, officially opened for aperitivo and dinner on Thursday evening.

Don’t expect chicken parmesan or meatballs at this Italian eatery. Chef Frank DeCarlo, who owns the restaurant along with his wife Dulcinea Benson, is well-known for his wood-burning rustic Italian restaurant Peasant, located in the NoLiTa section of Manhattan. He hopes to bring that style of cooking — minus the wood oven — to Greenport.

“As far as Italian food goes, everybody has an idea that they can just cook Italian food — that it’s easy. But there are many layers of Italian food,” he said. “The dishes we do [at Peasant] are not only centuries old, but they are historically correct and regional. They are very off-the-beaten-path dishes.” (more…)

06/09/17 6:03am
PORT Waterfront Bar and Grill

Keith and Ali Bavaro inside the tiki bar at the all new PORT Waterfront Bar and Grill. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A pair of Shelter Island restaurateurs are bringing their brand of laid-back waterfront dining across the moat.

Keith and Ali Bavaro recently opened PORT Waterfront Bar and Grill on Greenport’s Third Street. It’s an offshoot of Shelter Island’s SALT, which they also own. There you will find steamed clams, lobster rolls and burgers which you can enjoy while overlooking the North Ferry and Greenport Harbor.

“It’s a come as you are, feel good kind of place with approachable food and a local, seafood-driven menu,” Mr. Bavaro said. (more…)

06/05/17 5:59am

A scene from Dances in the Park in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

The lineup for this summer’s series of Dances in the Park has been announced and approved by the Greenport Village Board. The popular village concert series will present a different act in Mitchell Park each Monday night during the summer months.

The concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and there is no cost to attend.

Remember to bring a blanket and some chairs.

This year’s lineup is as follows: (more…)

05/31/17 9:57am
Claudio's

Claudio’s in Greenport was featured during a recent ABC 7 travel segment. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

ABC 7 Eyewitness News thinks the North Fork might be the perfect place for you to explore this summer.

The NoFo was recently featured on the news program during a travel segment that aired on May 27.

“From the beaches to the vineyards to its historic towns, what’s not to love on Long Island’s North Fork,” asks ABC 7 reporter and anchor Sandra Bookman. (more…)

05/25/17 6:03am

Korean BBQ baby back ribs, one of the dishes that will be offered at Jennie’s at Drossos. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Jennie Werts remembers her family’s Sunday routine at their second home in East Marion. The day would usually start with a trip to get coffee. Then they’d head to the waterfront and watch the boats.

Many of those days also featured a round of miniature golf at Drossos in Greenport.

Now, Werts will have a new weekend routine involving the iconic Greenport motel. The 32-year-old chef will be serving up surprising cuisine as part of a seasonal new pop-up restaurant called Jennie’s at Drossos.

“I always wanted to open a place out there,” Werts said. (more…)