06/24/17 6:01am

Jazmin Carrillo donates supplies to a student in December. (Credit: David Benthal)

On a December trip to San Antonio, Guatemala, Jazmin Carrillo and several friends took a group of students from Programa Suenos to a theater.

Never before had the children, some as old as 13, witnessed a live performance. READ

11/08/16 3:24pm
Caci scallop season

Bay scallops with pumpkin caponata, prosciutto and crumbled amaretti. (Credit: Caci North Fork)

Whether they’re seared, baked or sautéed, nothing beats a Peconic Bay scallop.

Following opening day yesterday, some North Fork restaurants have pulled out all the stops to showcase this sweet and nutty bivalve. While it wasn’t a great start to the season, you’ll find this shellfish on local restaurant menus until they are gone.

Here are three North Fork restaurants making dishes with the ultra-fresh seafood. Get them while they’re available. (more…)

07/20/16 2:26pm
Caci North Fork spring pea budino. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Caci North Fork spring pea budino. (Credit: Randee Daddona/northforker)

Newsday released its 2016 list of the top 100 Long Island restaurants and seven North Fork restaurants made the cut.

Six of them are tried and true favorites, while one is a brand new spot quickly becoming a popular destination.  (more…)

06/30/16 6:45am
American Beech will host outdoor clambakes from July 1 to September 2 (Courtesy photo)

American Beech will host weekly clambakes from July 1 to September 2. (Credit: American Beech)

What do you do on Friday afternoons in the summer when your restaurant has a beautiful outdoor bar and dining area? If you’re the team at American Beech in Greenport, the answer is to host a weekly New England Clambake all summer long.

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06/03/16 6:00am
Syrah grapes at Jamesport Vineyards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a great Friday night deal. (Credit: vera Chinese)

Syrah grapes at Jamesport Vineyards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a great Friday night deal. (Credit: vera Chinese)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend?  Northforker has you covered.

Here are nine events to check out. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas. (more…)

05/27/16 7:00am
Riverhead Street Painting Festival

East End Art’s Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival in Riverhead. (Credit: Stephanie Smith)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this holiday weekend? Whether it’s festivals, parades or barbecues, northforker has you covered.

Here are 10 events to check out. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas. (more…)

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…)