11/09/16 12:36pm
Miloski's Poultry Farm, pictured above, will have turkeys for sale starting Nov. 22. Call for more info. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Miloski’s Poultry Farm in Calverton, pictured above, sells fresh turkeys. Call (631) 727-0239 for more info. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

For some, Thanksgiving dinner is a chance to show off their culinary skills. For others, it’s just a stressful day in the kitchen.

For those of you who’d like to skip the cooking thing altogether, you’re in luck. There are plenty of local places that will cook Thanksgiving dinner for you, making choosing the wine the hardest decision you’ll have to make.

Here are eight North Fork eateries offering either a complete Thanksgiving dinner to-go or ready-made sides for your holiday table. (more…)

01/31/16 6:00am
Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead will be closed for about two weeks as a new owner comes in. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead will be closed for about two weeks as a new owner comes in. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Maple Tree BBQ, which transformed from a longtime deli into a barbecue house three years ago, earning praise from food critics and hungry End End customers alike, will be in the hands of a new owner next week.  (more…)

11/05/15 6:06am
Miloski's Poultry Farm, pictured above, will have turkeys for sale starting Nov. 22. Call for more info. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Miloski’s Poultry Farm, pictured above, will have Thanksgiving turkeys for sale starting Saturday, Nov. 21. Call 631-727-0239 for more info. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Perhaps you fancy yourself a skilled and diligent home chef and are a planning an elaborate homemade Thanksgiving feast worthy of a Martha Stewart Living spread, or at the very least, a Pinterest pin.

If so, this post isn’t for you. (more…)

05/07/15 12:15pm
Maple Tree pastrami reuben

A pastrami reuben from Maple Tree BBQ. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

You might want to make sure you don’t have any intense activity planned for the afternoon after eating lunch at Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead.

That’s because you might end up in a food coma after indulging in the slow-cooked meats topped with homemade sauces.

“I keep threatening to bring hammocks here,” owner Kevin Judge told me when I admitted feeling drowsy after finishing an entire pastrami reuben. (more…)

10/30/14 1:00pm
Here are five great options for a North Fork date. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Here are five great options for a North Fork date. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Trying new things is the spice of life. Instead of spending your date night at the same old place again, why not shake it up with shared eats, drinks and a North Fork-style adventure?

Here are five date ideas to try out this weekend. (more…)