02/03/17 6:02am
blackbean burger

A black bean burger at Love Lane Kitchen. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It’s February on the North Fork. At times it can feel like the whole East End is riding out the winter on the warm shores of Waikiki, but there are many business owners who stay behind to feed the hungry masses.

Here are a handful of eateries serving lunch to locals and midweek visitors all winter long.
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08/04/16 9:45am
The Market

The California Sandwich from The Market. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

You probably didn’t know this, but it’s “Meat Free Week” in the U.S., as well as the U.K. and Australia.

It’s a campaign to get people to think about eating less meat, whether for health, political or just personal reasons. It also encourages people to be more adventurous with food and hopefully try new vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.

If you’ve chosen to participate in Meat Free Week and are getting tired of eating salads, here are just a few of our favorite meat-free options on the North Fork.  (more…)

06/02/16 8:00am
Love Lane Kitchen's outdoor patio (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Love Lane Kitchen’s outdoor patio (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The popular First Fridays is returning to Mattituck’s Love Lane from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday.

Created last year, the four-date event is a collaborative effort by Love Lane merchants to attract tourists and locals to visit after hours, stay late and enjoy what the area has to offer.
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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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05/11/16 6:03am
Programa Sueños board member David Benthal and Founder Jazmin Carillo at last year's fundraiser.

Programa Sueños board member David Benthal and founder Jazmin Carillo at last year’s fundraiser. (Credit: Nina Nickerson, courtesy photo)

Programa Sueños, a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide educational benefits to the children of San Antonio el Angel, Guatemala, will host its third annual spring fundraiser Wednesday, May 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue. The event will feature bites from local restaurants and food purveyors, as well as live music and Bedell wines.

Founded by former North Fork resident Jazmin Carrillo whose family moved from Guatemala to the U.S. 10 years ago, the organization began by providing scholarship programs to 10 children in 2013. In three years, Programa Sueños, which translates to “dreams program,” has grown to benefit 235 children and now offers music and sports programs. It recently partnered with Colgate to also provide dental care for the children. (more…)

04/20/16 9:30am
Credit: North Fork Table and Inn courtesy

Crispy sautéed black sea bass fillet with spring sweet pea purée, fava beans, chanterelle mushrooms and radish-herb salad (Credit: North Fork Table and Inn courtesy photo)

The beginning of spring means warmer temperatures, fruitful vegetation, lush greens and the lengthening of daylight.

It also means restaurant menus across the North Fork begin transitioning to incorporate more and more local ingredients that highlight the signature tastes of the East End.

Below, we have chosen a few noteworthy dishes to get you even more into that sumptuous spring mood. Al fresco dining, anyone? (more…)