03/25/17 6:02am

Photo Caption: Scoops of raw cookie dough are now being sold at Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead. (Credit: Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe’s Facebook)

For those of who can’t help stealing a few spoonfuls of raw cookie dough while making a batch of chocolate chip cookies, Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead has got a new product for you.

The longtime establishment announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that beginning March 23, they would be serving edible chocolate chunk cookie dough. Made without eggs, the new offering follows a recent trend where shops — such as DO in New York City, which opened in January — began selling cookie dough in scoops, just like ice cream is served. (more…)

03/02/17 6:02am
Moustache Brewing Co. Double IPA Dexterity Issues. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Moustache Brewing Co. Double IPA Dexterity Issues. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Even if Moustache Brewing Co.’s latest Double IPA release “Dexterity Issues” wasn’t as good as it is, it’d be newsworthy and worth chasing down. You see, it was brewed to benefit multiple sclerosis research. Brewery co-founder and brewmaster Matthew Spitz was diagnosed with MS, an autoimmune disease that attacks the nerves in the brain and spine, in July 2013. (more…)

01/26/17 6:01am
Riverhead Grill

Sunny and Jim Liszanckie inside their downtown Riverhead restaurant, which will be called Sunny’s Diner and Grill. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

Sitting in the back at the Riverhead Diner and Grill, it’s sometimes difficult to hear Sunny Liszanckie and her husband, Jim, over the sound of a buzzing mechanical saw.

The couple is hard at work overhauling the longtime East Main Street eatery they purchased Jan. 13. Frequenters of the establishment need not worry, though.

The Liszanckies say they aren’t making any major changes. Rather, they’re “freshening up” the property, making sure to preserve the history of the popular eatery.

“We love the charm of it,” Ms. Liszanckie said of the business, which was founded in 1932. “It’s been around for so long we want to keep it mostly the same, keep the charm of the place.” (more…)

12/30/16 6:01am
Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill never re-opened in 2016 (Credit: Vera Chinese)

While the North Fork said ‘hello’ to a number of brand new businesses this year, it also said ‘goodbye’ to some popular old favorites.

Here are ten North Fork businesses that closed in 2016: (more…)

12/14/16 10:59am
Jamesport Manor Inn in Jamesport.

Jamesport Manor Inn in Jamesport. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Looking to stay out of the kitchen on Christmas Eve? Many North Fork eateries will be open, with some offering something special the night before Christmas.

Here are five North Fork restaurants serving a decadent Christmas Eve menu on Saturday, Dec. 24. (more…)