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…)

01/19/18 6:02am

Cozy up around one of Pure North Fork’s three fireplaces. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

In the summer, there’s no second-guessing an evening out to your favorite North Fork restaurant. But January’s frigid weather often swings the pendulum in the opposite direction — staying underneath a blanket sounds oh so tempting.

But at several North Fork restaurants there’s good reason to leave the nest. The reward for braving cold NoFo nights at these restaurants is satisfying meals, local vintages and craft cocktails made even better by the warmth of a fireplace. (more…)

10/28/15 6:00am
Chef Marco Pellegrini in the kitchen at Caci North Fork. The restaurant is offering a $27.95 price fixe during restaurant week. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Chef Marco Pellegrini in the kitchen at Caci North Fork. The restaurant is offering a $27.95 price fixe during restaurant week. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

We here at northforker look forward to Long Island Restaurant Week with the same anticipation of a kid counting down until Christmas.

That’s because it’s a chance to support local businesses, save some money and experience something great.

The $27.95 prix fixe deals run from Sunday, Nov. 1, to Sunday, Nov. 8, at participating restaurants, with the exception of Saturday, when some restaurants will only offer the deal until 7 p.m.

Visit LongIslandRestaurantWeek.com for a complete list of participating restaurants across the East End, Suffolk and Nassau counties.

Here are our five picks for a night out on the North Fork. (more…)

02/27/14 4:00pm
The Jedediah Hawkins Inn, Randee Daddona photo

The Jedediah Hawkins Inn (Credit: Randee Daddona, file)

The craft beer industry is taking off on the North Fork. Within five years, four local breweries have grown from home operations and Kickstarter funds to fully established businesses right in our own backyard. Most of those brewers will tell you their success is built on a labor of love. The concept is explored in author in Tom Acitelli’s new book, “The Audacity of Hops:  The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution.” (more…)