Jeni Raymond at the new Jeni’s location. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Southold native Jeni Raymond has been working in local kitchens since she was 12 years old. Her stepfather owned the former Chowder Pot Pub in Greenport — the current location of PORT Waterfront Bar and Grill — where she first discovered a love of food and, more specifically, feeding people. (more…)
Efren Perez Rodriguez, Eugenio De Los Santos and Arturo Perez Rodriguez inside their new restaurant Puerto Verde. (Credit: Nicole Smith)
When brothers Efren Perez Rodriguez, Arturo Perez Rodriguez and their brother-in-law, Eugenio De Los Santos, moved to America from Santiago Tetla, located in the Mexican state of Puebla more than 20 years ago, they began dreaming of one day opening their own family-run restaurant.
Over the years they have worked behind the scenes in kitchens at numerous restaurants, such as the now-closed Seafood Barge in Southold, Front Street Station in Greenport and Comfort Diner in Manhattan.
Now, after nearly two decades, their vision is becoming a reality. (more…)