11/30/16 5:59am
Clarke's Garden Center Greenport

Clarke’s Garden and Home in Greenport will host GoodFood. on Friday. (Credit: Google Maps)

Eat some good food, buy some good gifts and take in some good art in Greenport this Friday evening.

To usher in this weekend’s annual “Shellabration” festival in Greenport, Clarke’s Garden and Home will host the Mattituck eatery GoodFood. during the village’s final Gallery Walk of the year.

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11/29/16 6:00am
Shellabration returns to Greenport Dec. 3 and 4. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Shellabration returns to Greenport Dec. 3 and 4. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Indulge in the bounty of our bays during Shellabration, the annual Greenport restaurant walk that benefits Cornell Cooperative Extension’s marine programs.

The two-day festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4. Restaurants will offer participants $5 small shellfish plates paired with $3 sips of Long Island wine or beer (and in one case, sake). (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…)

12/05/15 8:21pm
Oysters "Friskafella," Greenport clam and oyster chowder and Peconic Bay scallops with spicy eggplant purée at The Frisky Oyster. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

Oysters “Friskafella,” Greenport clam and oyster chowder and Peconic Bay scallops with spicy eggplant purée at The Frisky Oyster. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)

Scallop ceviche, oysters “Friskafella” and creamy New England clam chowder were just a few of the delectable dishes offered to the hundreds of people who descended on Greenport Village on Saturday, Dec. 5 to sample the briny bounty of our waters for the fourth annual Shellabration festival.

The two-day festival raises money for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Back to Bays initiative and and the Southold Project in Aquaculture Training, a Cornell program that encourages locals to grow shellfish.

Restaurants pair with local wineries to offer $5 tasting platters of local shellfish and $3 tastes of wine. (more…)

11/30/15 12:56pm
Expect small plates of seafood paired with Long Island wine at participating Greenport restaurants for the annual Shellabration festival set for Dec. 5 and Dec. 6. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

Expect small plates of seafood paired with Long Island wine at participating Greenport restaurants for the annual Shellabration festival set for Dec. 5 and Dec. 6. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

The oysters and scallops of Peconic Bay are at their finest, which means one very important thing for seafood-loving locavores — it’s time to “Shellabrate” again in Greenport.

The third annual Shellabration festival, which celebrates the bounty of the bay and benefits a local charity, will return to the village from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6. (more…)