07/19/17 6:00am

The entrance to Andy’s in Greenport. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Many have heard the story about the bartender who busts his hump slinging drinks across a bar every day and night to save enough coin to fulfill the longtime dream of one day owning his own place.

From a distance, one might think there’s a similar story behind Andy’s, the popular new bar and restaurant on Front Street in Greenport.

But to hear co-owners Andy Harbin and Doug Roberts tell it, that’s not the case at all. (more…)

07/18/17 6:01am

Alex Vinash and Brent Pelton inside the American Beech hotel reception and boutique located in Greenport’s Stirling Square. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The revitalization of Greenport’s Stirling Square will be virtually complete with the anticipated opening of American Beech hotel reception and boutique this weekend.

Proprietor Brent Pelton hopes the new 500-square-foot storefront will serve as an inviting spot, enlivening the entrance to the Stirling Square complex which also contains 1943 Pizza Bar, the Italian specialty store Basso, design studio Open Space as well as Pelton’s New American restaurant, also called American Beech.

“It’s really important to pull life toward the front of the square,” Pelton said in a recent interview inside the new space. “I’m super proud and I’m super excited.” (more…)

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…)