07/12/17 6:01am

Baked apples at the Ram’s Head Inn. (Credit: Madison Fender/Ram’s Head Inn courtesy)

This summer, the North Fork is a canvas of photogenic dessert plates. With an abundance of local, fresh ingredients by talented purveyors, it is no surprise that restaurant chefs have gone above and beyond creating photogenic, edible masterpieces. Cameras and smartphones will be out and ready even before you grab your spoon and fork.

Make your Instagram followers swoon with these six Instagram worthy desserts created by notable chefs of the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)

11/15/16 6:01am
Stay at the Ram's head Inn on Shelter Island this fall.

Stay at the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island this fall.

The crowds have thinned, the summer heat is gone and the off-season is officially upon us.

Many hotels offer special deals to entice visitors to the North Fork during the fall. Here are three of them. (more…)

03/28/16 6:04am
Wölffer Estate Vineyard's 'Summer in a Bottle' rosé is back for another season. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s ‘Summer in a Bottle’ rosé is back for another season. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Now that spring has sprung, local farmer’s markets, restaurants, hotels and shops are opening at a breakneck speed.

Here is a list of East End businesses that have recently reopened or will open soon, along with the return of one of the season’s most-anticipated rosés.

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04/22/14 4:00pm
The North Ferry from Greenport to Shelter Island leads foodies from Wine Country to a small island with several great restaurants. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The North Ferry from Greenport to Shelter Island leads foodies from Wine Country to a small island with several great restaurants. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

With sweeping views west to Pipes Cove, east to Gardiners Bay and ahead to the bluffs of Shelter Island Heights, the North Ferry ride from Greenport offers a 15-minute introduction to the geography, geology and climate of Long Island’s North Fork. Some people say you can taste the North Fork in the food and wine produced from its fruits, vegetables and animals.  (more…)

10/11/13 12:30pm
Photo by Tara Smith | The view from SALT on Shelter Island, where will perform this Saturday.

Photo by Tara Smith | The view from SALT on Shelter Island, where The Rhino will perform this Saturday.

Columbus Day weekend is a good time to visit Shelter Island. While things are quiet on The Rock, there are several live music events scheduled. (more…)