06/24/17 6:01am

Jazmin Carrillo donates supplies to a student in December. (Credit: David Benthal)

On a December trip to San Antonio, Guatemala, Jazmin Carrillo and several friends took a group of students from Programa Suenos to a theater.

Never before had the children, some as old as 13, witnessed a live performance. READ

01/28/16 11:47am
Local vegetable flat bread pizza, a vegan dish from Bistro 72, gets the thumbs up from us. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Local vegetable flat bread pizza, a vegan dish from Bistro 72, gets the thumbs up from us. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Getting a good meal is nearly effortless on the North Fork, where inventive menus abound and local ingredients proliferate. It’s decidedly more complicated to find suitable — not to mention tasty — fare if you are a vegan.

And while someone who doesn’t eat animal products (aside from meat, that includes eggs and dairy) can never go wrong by ordering a salad, vegans deserve options.   (more…)

10/13/15 11:30am
Stirling Sake owner and sake sommelier Yuki Mori behind the bar at his Greenport restaurant. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Stirling Sake owner and sake sommelier Yuki Mori behind the bar at his Greenport restaurant. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The North Fork is a place where the refrain “drink local” is often heard, but at one new Greenport restaurant, the focus is on a beverage that’s anything but.

Sake sommelier Yuki Mori, formerly general manager of the Manhattan restaurant Decibel, has brought authentic Japanese cuisine to the village with the opening of Stirling Sake in September.

Although the restaurant offers a full menu of Japanese items, like Yokohama gyoza and seaweed salad, the star of the show is Japanese rice wine.

“It’s all about the sake here,” said marketing director Rick Takemoto. “Our cuisine is to pair with sake.” (more…)