02/08/17 4:50pm
The Chequit

The Winter Painkiller at Red Maple. (Credit: The Chequit, courtesy)

As a major winter storm is preparing to bear down on the East End, here’s something that came across our desk that cheered us up a bit.

The Winter Painkiller is a hot cocktail now being served up at Red Maple, the cozy new American restaurant and bar at The Chequit on Shelter Island.

The inspiration for The Winter Painkiller comes from David Bowd, CEO of Salt Hotels (owners of The Chequit) and one of his favorite concoctions, the Painkiller. (more…)

04/07/16 3:10pm
A ripening vineyard don the North Fork. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

A ripening vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

It appears that Vogue’s fashionistas have a soft spot for the East End.

An article posted on the magazine’s website April 4 titled “7 Great Island Vacations — No Passport Required” extols the virtues of eastern Long Island  — especially those of the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)

01/27/16 6:11am
One of the rooms at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard. (Credit: Cyndi Murray file photo)

Sannino Vineyard Bed and Breakfast is one of our favorites on the North Fork. (Credit: Cyndi Murray, file photo)

Whether you prefer a laid-back, rustic vibe or want to indulge in a refined, romantic weekend, spending a winter’s weekend on the North Fork is one of the best ways to experience the characteristic charm of Long Island’s wine region.

This list highlights the most reasonable NoFo and Shelter Island bed and breakfast winter 2016 specials. (more…)