It takes stamina to get through February. Months of cold, dark days have left us wistful for summer and craving soul-warming bites to fuel us through to spring. North Fork chefs get it.
These menu items are winter comfort foods that left us feeling right.
Fish & Chips at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Come for the beer, stay for the food. Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is serving locally sourced fare in a warm pub-style atmosphere at its tasting room in Peconic. The fish and chips are battered with the brewery’s Tidal Lager and served with house-made tartar sauce.
The restaurant at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is located at 42155 Route 25 in Peconic
Mac n’ Cheese at Pure North Fork
Pasta and melted cheese is a match made in heaven. Cozy up with an elevated version at Pure North Fork, where the chef trades traditional American and cheddar for smoked gouda and parmesan and stirs in Tasso ham over elbow pasta for the ultimate in comfort in a bowl.
Pure North Fork is located at 141 Fairway Drive in Wading River
Ramen with Fried Chicken at Industry Standard
Microwaved pre-packaged ramen is practically a food group in college. You don’t have to give up the nostalgia of the dish after graduation — just upgrade its preparation. Industry Standard’s ramen comfort-factor is two-fold with the addition of fried chicken, sprouts, shoots, and Kung Pao broth topped with a soft egg.
Industry Standard is located at 45 Front Street in Greenport
Chicken & Waffles at Main Road Biscuit Co.
Say the words “soul food” and one dish immediately springs to mind: chicken and waffles. The southern staple has taken a hold up north in recent years, and there’s no better place to try it on the North Fork than Main Road Biscuit Co. They’re serving up two pieces of buttermilk fried chicken with a cornmeal waffle and honey butter.
Main Road Biscuit Co. is located 1601 Main Road in Jamesport
Toasty PB&P at Wednesday’s Table
This casual Southold eatery upped the game on a classic childhood favorite by adding a favorite adulthood ingredient: Wednesday’s Table take is a rich and savory combination of creamy peanut butter and choice of strawberry preserves or grape jelly between two hearty slices of country bread, and, of course, bacon.
Wednesday’s Table is located at 53345 Main Road in Southold