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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11/15/16 6:01am
Stay at the Ram's head Inn on Shelter Island this fall.

Stay at the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island this fall.

The crowds have thinned, the summer heat is gone and the off-season is officially upon us.

Many hotels offer special deals to entice visitors to the North Fork during the fall. Here are three of them. (more…)

08/15/16 6:03am
Hoblin in front of her creation at Little Creek Oysters in Greenport (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Hoblin in front of her artwork at Little Creek Oysters in Greenport (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Her chalkboard art has become ubiquitous on the North Fork, especially in Greenport, where her work adorns the walls of restaurants like First & South, 1943 Pizza Bar and the Little Creek Oyster Farm and Market.

It’s hard to believe that Kara Hoblin got into the medium that launched her artistic career by accident.

“I’ve had a long journey where I had to make a lot of changes and let a lot of stuff go,” Hoblin said. “Some of those when chalk came into my life.” (more…)

06/27/16 6:20am
Marissa Drago is opening Main Road Biscuit Co. at the former Jamesport Country Kitchen location. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Marissa Drago is opening Main Road Biscuit Co. at the former Jamesport Country Kitchen location. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Marissa Drago’s start in the food industry actually came while on vacation, when she walked into Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa market in East Hampton and asked for a job.

Fifteen years later, she’s worked for several prominent New York City food companies, specializing in catering, and has begun raising a family in Mattituck.

Now she’s taking her talents closer to home by opening Main Road Biscuit Co., an upcoming breakfast and lunch spot at the former location of  Jamesport Country Kitchen.  (more…)