03/06/18 6:19am
PawPaw pop-up Greenport

Guests at the Jan. 13 8:30 p.m. seating of a PawPaw pop-up at Bruce & Son Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

About an hour before the start of a recent PawPaw pop-up, I pulled up a stool at a Greenport bar and confessed to a friend the anxiety I was feeling.

Far from a picky eater, I knew I was about to consume a meal I’d surely savor. As the time grew closer, however, the idea that I was about to eat a nine-course tasting menu prepared by a chef known for experimentation, with absolutely no say over what I’d be eating, was starting to scare me a bit. (more…)

03/22/16 6:11am
Taylor Knapp pours a cup of black locust tea for Jessica Melendez of Southold.

Taylor Knapp pours a cup of black locust tea for Jessica Melendez of Southold at a PawPaw pop-up dinner last June.

Last year, we included the PawPaw pop-up dinners among the coolest things to happen on the North Fork.

Now being planned for two seatings on Saturday nights and costing $10 less per plate, PawPaw is even cooler in 2016.  (more…)

06/17/15 6:47am
Taylor Knapp pours a cup of black locust tea for Jessica Melendez of Southold.

Taylor Knapp pours a cup of black locust tea for Jessica Melendez of Southold.

When served the first course at Greenport pop-up restaurant PawPaw — three slices of cured, smoked carrot “salami” just slightly larger than a nickel — one might wonder if the ensuing meal will be able to fill a rumbling belly.

But by the 16th course and fourth dessert of a dinner that includes tastes like Long Island duck tongue and a mushroom-filled chocolate éclair, a diner might find their waistband cinching their midsection like a 19th-century corset. (more…)