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Northforker presents On is a new podcast debuting this coming Tuesday on


I’m obsessed with them. I listen as I drive, cook and clean. Every. Single. Day. 

Chatty, investigative, and newsy pods, interview shows, there’s not much I don’t consume in the podcast arena.

For awhile now I’ve been questioning how it is we’re not doing any podcasts at northforker and the rest of the Times Review brands.

So next week, we’re doing something about that.

On Tuesday, we’ll premiere the first episode of “On.” The new podcast from the northforker team will include conversations among our staff — and others — about a different topic each time out.

The first episode, which you can listen to in advance on iTunes or SoundCloud today, is “On Delis.” That’s right, we’re sharing our opinions and thoughts on some of the many great delis that call the North Fork home.

Wendy’s or Ammirati’s? What’s the secret to Sterlington Deli bacon? How does a pescatarian order at a deli?

These are just some of the questions we asked and answered in this particular 48-minute episode, which I hosted with colleague Krysten Massa, inviting in some other staff members along the way. Thanks to the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the debut episode. (Head to First Fridays on Love Lane from 6 to 9 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 5.)

Future episodes will include discussions on favorite tacos, outdoor spots, wineries and more. Shoot me an email if you have a topic you want to hear us chat or debate about. If you own a business or have an event you want to promote, it’s a great opportunity to advertise at an affordable cost. And please subscribe on iTunes or SoundCloud to help us grow this new area.

We’ll also be introducing some other podcasts for our news brands in the coming weeks and months, and in October we’ll launch a new Northforker video feature we think you’re going to love. Stay tuned and thanks for all of your support.

• The much-anticipated EAsT on Main is opening Friday in the former Four Doors Down spot in Mattituck, where it’s created a nice one-two foodie punch with Mattitaco. We’re looking forward to checking out the menu.

• It’s Maritime Festival weekend and that means it’s time for one of my favorite annual events, the Land and Sea gala on Friday night. It’s just a great event for food and wine lovers. I should be there long enough to sample a little bit of everything and make some awkward small talk, so please say hello if you spot me. And, hey, check out the rest of the Maritime weekend while you’re at it.

• Loved this story from Rachel Siford in The Suffolk Times this week. Wishing the happy couple a lifetime of happiness. At the risk of sounding like a sign sold at Home Goods, life is filled with storms and it’s how we make the most of those times that defines us. This couple is off to a wonderful start in this regard.

• Joe Werkmeister’s Suffolk Times obituary on Greenport artist Richard Fiedler was also incredibly moving.

• Connecticut Magazine recently published a “visit the North Fork” piece and it’s obvious the author didn’t just rattle off the greatest hits with her recommendations. Some solid picks here, including Southold Fish Market, Hellenic Restaurant and Jamesport Farm Brewery. A similar list was published by amNewYork last week.

Grant Parpan is the content director for Times Review Media Group, overseeing a number of things, including content planning for and magazine, the posts and videos we create for advertisers, and the company’s digital platforms. Have an idea for a story? Email him at [email protected].