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Claudio's in Greenport operated under a new ownership group for the first time in 2018. It will reopen for the season Memorial Day weekend. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

From the sales of Claudio’s and Martha Clara to the opening of several new restaurants it was a particularly newsy year on the North Fork. 

That’s reflected in our annual list of the most-read posts from this year.

Also cracking the list were posts about several new lodging accommodations and guides to our wineries and farm stands. Even an episode of our podcast made the list this year.

Below are the 20 most-read of 2018. We can’t wait to bring you even more big news this year.

20. Aqua by American Beech to open later this month in Aquebogue

19. First look inside Riverhead’s new Preston House and Hotel

18. North Tavern opens in downtown Wading River

17. Northforker’s guide to the farm stands on the North Fork

16. MattiTaco pops up at former Crazy Fork location

15. Take a peek inside the newly opened EAsT on Main: Photos

14. Cross Sound Ferry to offer new lighthouse cruises from Orient Point

13. Potential buyers in the works for Martha Clara, Claudio’s

12. Podcast: The future of Caci, the arrival of Maroni and more North Fork restaurant news

11. Five North Fork restaurants with great outdoor dining

10. Sale of Emilio’s building paves way for expansion of popular Greenport restaurant

9. Ali Katz Kitchen set to open in Mattituck

8. After 35 years as neighbors, Palmer Vineyards purchased by Paumanok

7. North Fork Doughnut Co. is coming to Mattituck

6. Waypoint restaurant opens in former Pepi’s in Southold

5. East End Italian chain has plans for downtown Riverhead

4. A guide to Long Island winery tasting rooms

3. The Shady Lady reopens as The Lin Beach House in Greenport

2. Sunflower maze crops up at Sidor Farms in Mattituck

1. After 148 years, Claudio’s in Greenport has sold