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…)

09/14/16 11:25am
Southold Farm + Cellar's 'I Want To Be Stereotyped.' (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Southold Farm + Cellar’s ‘I Want To Be Stereotyped.’ (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Regan Meador who makes the wines for Southold Farm + Cellar, the winery he and his wife Carey own, doesn’t make rosé.

In an era when just about every winery makes rosé, this isn’t some sort of anti-trend statement. Rather than a rebellion, it’s just pragmatism. (more…)

08/08/16 6:30am
Regan and Carey Meador of Southold Farm + Cellar. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Regan and Carey Meador of Southold Farm + Cellar. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov called Southold Farm + Cellar’s wines some of the region’s most exciting and creative offerings in a recent piece that also examines the vineyard’s owners’ decision to move the operation to Texas. (more…)

06/25/16 9:55am
Carey and Regan Meador outside with their children, Coralai and Sawyer, shortly after they temporarily closed their tasting room in July. (Credit: Vera Chinese, file photo).

Carey and Regan Meador outside with their children, Coralai and Sawyer, shortly after they temporarily closed their tasting room in July. (Credit: Vera Chinese, file photo).

By now you’ve probably heard that Regan and Carey Meador, owners of Southold Farm + Cellars, have decided to put their home and vineyard on the market and move their winery operation — and young family — to Texas Hill Country.  (more…)

06/24/16 6:20am
The North Fork Food Truck visits McCall wines on Friday nights. Try a McCall grass-fed burger on a Blue Duck Bakery brioche bun and pair it with McCall's 2012 Merlot Reserve. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

The North Fork Food Truck visits McCall wines on Friday nights. Try a McCall grass-fed burger on a Blue Duck Bakery brioche bun and pair it with a McCall merlot. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

The burger. Juicy, charred and draped with a slice of cheese — even American will do — it’s a quintessential staple of casual summer gatherings. Whether it’s for a group of friends or just my family (burgers are the rare food we can all agree on), I love to cook them at home. Sometimes I smash them on the griddle for that exaggerated crispy crust, but most often I sear them on a hot grill — charcoal is best, but gas is OK, too — to a perfect medium to medium rare.  (more…)

06/04/16 10:14am
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‘You Pretty Things’ is a syrah-based wine from Southold Farm + Cellar. (Courtesy: southoldfarmandcellar.com)

Remember that arctic blast we had two winter ago across Long Island? That was one of the colder winters I remember here, for sure. Lots of shoveling. Lots of checking the oil so we weren’t without heat. Fun stuff.

Regan Meador, co-owner and winemaker at Southold Farm + Cellar worried about those and other things – including the health of his recently planted estate vines.  (more…)

01/13/16 6:02am
A bottle of Southold Farm + Cellar's Counting Stars. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

A bottle of Southold Farm + Cellar’s Counting Stars. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

It’s not surprising that Regan Meador, co-owner of Southold Farm + Cellar, makes sparkling red wine. He came to this wine region with respect for what was already being done – but also an intrepid desire to see what else might be possible. He likes to do things a little differently. (more…)