09/13/17 6:19am

Lisa Kaytis of Southold stands near a pile of scallops at Southold Fish Market in 2015. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Tom Colicchio is one of the most well known New York chefs, so it’s no surprise that when Vogue reached out to kitchen celebrities for their favorite food memories they turned to the part-time North Fork resident. (more…)

07/26/17 5:14pm

Marco Pellegrini, executive chef at Caci North Fork. The restuarant once again made Newsday’s list of the best Long Island restaurants. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Five North Fork restaurants earned coveted spots on Newsday’s annual 100 “Top Long Island Restaurant” list it was revealed on Wednesday.

The list, reported by Newsday food writers Peter Gianotti, Erica Marcus, Corin Hirsch and Pervaiz Shallwani, includes ten entries from the the following ten divisions: bistro, sushi, seafood, cheap eats, fine dining, steak house, Chinese, Italian, Middle Eastern and Indian.

Unsurprisingly, two of the best seafood restaurants were in Southold — Southold Fish Market, as well as perennial favorite Noah’s. (more…)

07/20/16 2:26pm
Caci North Fork spring pea budino. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Caci North Fork spring pea budino. (Credit: Randee Daddona/northforker)

Newsday released its 2016 list of the top 100 Long Island restaurants and seven North Fork restaurants made the cut.

Six of them are tried and true favorites, while one is a brand new spot quickly becoming a popular destination.  (more…)

04/28/16 6:21am
lobster roll

l The lobster roll from Southold Fish Market. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The menu board calls it “The Best Lobster Roll” and, well, you won’t hear an argument from us.

As the temps rise, the flowers bloom and the seasonal visitors begin taking weekend trips out east, nothing tastes quite as good as a lobster roll from Southold Fish Market ($20), our weekly lunch pick.

The lobster salad is exceptional, with thick chunks of claw, little filler and the perfect amount of dressing. The brioche roll is buttery and fresh. The shoestring fries will disappear before you know it (you can opt for salad, but why do that to yourself?). It is also served with coleslaw. (more…)

12/16/15 5:16am
Terrariums from The Weathered Barn in Greenport would make a lovely gift for nearly anyone on your list. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Terrariums from The Weathered Barn in Greenport would make a lovely gift for nearly anyone on your list. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Maybe you need to find a gift for someone who has everything. Or perhaps you’re tired of presenting gift cards to the mall year after year.

We hear you. That’s why we scoured the region for out-of-the-box crowd-pleasers for the 2015 holiday season.

The North Fork offers plenty of options for unique, artisanal items and memorable experiences for people of all ages. Here are 10 unique gifts to help you finish your list. (more…)

04/01/15 10:48am
Southold Fish Market owner Charlie Manwaring shucks a Peconic Bay scallops at the Main Road

Southold Fish Market owner Charlie Manwaring shucks a Peconic Bay scallops at the Main Road

There is a silver lining to the prolonged winter for local fishermen and seafood lovers: Bay scallop season has been extended an extra month to help area fishermen recoup losses attributed to the brutally cold weather.

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11/20/14 7:55pm
The bay was good to us this year. (Credit: Sheri Winter Clarry)

The bay was good to us this year. (Credit: Sheri Winter Clarry)

My history with scallops dates back to my mamman’s, my favorite were her Coquille St. Jacques. They were out of this world!

As a youngster I overindulged in one night … well, I will spare you the details (you’re welcome J).
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