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A scene from the first Alive on 25 in Riverhead in July. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
A scene from the first Alive on 25 in Riverhead in July. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

It’s Tumbleweed Tuesday here on the North Fork and the northforker staff is reminiscing about a summer filled with new eats, fun festivals and some of the best weather we can remember in recent years.

From bartender profiles, to the first Alive on 25 street fair in Riverhead, to a dolphin pod spotted in Greenport, northforker was there to cover the food, wine and fun news stories that matter to you.

Here are our 25 most read stories of the summer.

Brix and Rye

25. We went behind the bar with Evan Bucholz at Brix & Rye.


24. Dolphins were spotted swimming in Greenport Harbor.

Greenport Distillery

23. ‘Greenport Distilling’ coming to Carpenter Street.

Wine Press 2015 Fall. Sept. 9, 2015. Photo by Randee Daddona

22. These North Fork wineries were recognized at the New York Wine and Food Classic.

LIRR Greenport train

21. Don’t have a car? Here are four ways to tour the North Fork using public transportation.


20. In an unlikely place, this coffee and tea shop is flourishing.


19. Our summer columnist visited Lucharitos in Greenport. She said you need to find this place.


18. These celebrities showed their love for North Fork Roasting Co.


17. The Bay Breeze Inn & Bistro opened in South Jamesport.


16. This unique liquor store opened for business in Greenport.


15. Main Road Biscuit Co., a new breakfast spot, will soon open in Jamesport.

The Old Field Baiz

14. We got to know the family behind the Old Field Vineyards in Southold.

Polish Fair Riverhead

13. Here are photos from one of our favorite summer events, the Riverhead Polish Town Fair.


12. These are 10 North Fork lunches we wish we were eating right now.


11. There are big plans in store for Long Ireland and Greenport Harbor breweries.


10. The Fold Festival was postponed and later moved to Queens. Boo!


9. A new cocktail truck came to Jamesport.


8. Lavender By the Bay saw an early bloom this year.


7. We also went behind the bar with Andy Harbin, a North Fork legend


6. Alive on 25 came to Riverhead. Here are photos from the first event in the series.


5. And our summer columnist also stopped in to the Broken Down Valise in Mattituck.


4. Greek Bites in Mattituck closed.

Case's Place opens in New Suffolk (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

3. Case’s Place opened on the New Suffolk Waterfront.


2. Phil’s Waterfront Bar and Grill opened in Aquebogue.

Christina Ricci David Hoflin

1. Christina Ricci was spotted filming a scene for her upcoming Amazon series “Z: The Beginning of Everything.”