04/21/17 6:01am
Credit: Madison Fender

A man on a bike in Ninh Binh, Vietnam. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Greenport photographer and northforker contributor Madison Fender will show off photographs from her recent trek through Southeast Asia in an exhibit at Industry Standard this month.

There will be a kickoff party at the restaurant on Tuesday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. The photos will remain on display for one month. The party is open to the public and is free to attend. (more…)

07/11/16 7:00pm
Industry Standard in Greenport. (Credit: Facebook)

Industry Standard in Greenport. (Credit: Facebook)

If you ask any of my friends from Long Island, I am the least “Manhattan” or “Brooklyn hipster” in our group.  While a majority of them fled the island after college to move into a brownstone in Williamsburg or a three-bedroom converted studio on the Upper East Side, I decided to settle in Connecticut after college.

I think I’m just too soft for the city.  I get lost trying to find my way out of Penn Station, and when I finally make it above ground, I spend most of the time apologizing to each person I bump into on the street. But this doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the Brooklyn scene, which is why in some respects it bums me out that I’ve only been to the city once in the past year.

So imagine my surprise the first time I walked into Industry Standard, which encompasses many of the “hip” aspects that the bars in contemporary Brooklyn have become renowned for but in the comfort of Greenport.  (more…)

06/15/16 12:00pm
A new paint job is just one of the many changes being made to Skipper's in Greenport (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Renovations were recently completed at Skipper’s. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The new owner of Skipper’s in Greenport is planning to add a take-out food shack serving lobster rolls and hot dogs, as well as an ice cream stand.

Owner Bryan Villanti said the food shack will be located at the back of the restaurant and built out of a reclaimed toll booth.

“I’m going to call it the ‘Lobster Booth,’ ” he said.

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11/17/15 12:32pm
Industry Standard in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Industry Standard in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Industry Standard, a craft beer and small bites dining destination with a mission of catering to locals and restaurant staffers, quietly opened its doors in Greenport last week.

The new eatery, located on Front Street in the building that most recently housed Tony’s Asian Fusion, is owned by Bryan Villanti of nearby Vino and Vittles and operated by veteran North Fork restaurant staffers. Chef Greg Ling, the first executive chef at The Riverhead Project and formerly of The Frisky Oyster and now-shuttered Main, will helm the kitchen. (more…)