10/12/18 6:00am

No. 139 Red Cider. (Credit: David Benthal)

Fall doesn’t always mean pumpkin.

From caramel apple cider sangria to spiced squash ale, these five North Fork beverages can be your new go-to for autumn in a glass. They share one common theme: None contains pumpkin. (more…)

02/02/18 5:43am

Fish and chips at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

It takes stamina to get through February. Months of cold, dark days have left us wistful for summer and craving soul-warming bites to fuel us through to spring. North Fork chefs get it. (more…)

01/19/18 6:02am

Cozy up around one of Pure North Fork’s three fireplaces. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

In the summer, there’s no second-guessing an evening out to your favorite North Fork restaurant. But January’s frigid weather often swings the pendulum in the opposite direction — staying underneath a blanket sounds oh so tempting.

But at several North Fork restaurants there’s good reason to leave the nest. The reward for braving cold NoFo nights at these restaurants is satisfying meals, local vintages and craft cocktails made even better by the warmth of a fireplace. (more…)

10/15/15 6:00am

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Brian Curtin wanted Pure North Fork, the new restaurant he manages at Wading River’s Great Rock Golf Club, to stand apart from its predecessor.

The golf course’s former restaurant, Blackwells, was a more traditional steakhouse featuring mahogany tables and high prices. So when that closed in January 2014 and new ownership took over, Curtin, who manages the golf course and also managed Blackwells, saw an opportunity.

In its place is a “craft bistro” emphasizing local ingredients and a casual atmosphere. And, speaking of prices, when Pure North Fork opened to the public Monday, the only menu items costing more than $30 were prime steaks. (more…)