Efren Perez Rodriguez, Eugenio De Los Santos and Arturo Perez Rodriguez inside their new restaurant Puerto Verde. (Credit: Nicole Smith)
When brothers Efren Perez Rodriguez, Arturo Perez Rodriguez and their brother-in-law, Eugenio De Los Santos, moved to America from Santiago Tetla, located in the Mexican state of Puebla more than 20 years ago, they began dreaming of one day opening their own family-run restaurant.
Over the years they have worked behind the scenes in kitchens at numerous restaurants, such as the now-closed Seafood Barge in Southold, Front Street Station in Greenport and Comfort Diner in Manhattan.
Now, after nearly two decades, their vision is becoming a reality. (more…)
While many people might be wrestling with this weed in their garden right now, the dandelion was celebrated at KK’s The Farm this weekend.
A Dandelion Festival, now in its second year, was held at the Southold farm on Sunday, April 23. The festival featured lectures, dandelion food products, a wreath-making station and more.
The event was intended to “raise people’s awareness about the benefits of the dandelion as food medicine and herb,” said farm owner and event organizer Ira Haspel. He said he’d like to see people think twice before applying harmful pesticides to the ground to kill the flower. (more…)