The 10-most read Northforker posts of summer 2019

And just like that it is Tumbleweed Tuesday. Summer 2019 disappeared as fast as Magic Fountain ice cream on a hot July afternoon. From the return of a sunflower maze to the reopening of Croteaux Vineyards, the last few months have offered a lot of fun on the North Fork.

The following is a list of the 10 most-read Northforker stories of summer 2019. 

10. What’s new this summer on the North Fork food scene

Anker in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Here’s what’s new on the North Fork food scene. >>>


9. Dog-friendly wineries on the North Fork

Here are  dog-friendly vineyards that welcome man’s best friend to come along for the ride. >>>


8. Phil’s Waterfront Bar and Grill in Aquebogue becoming ‘On the Docks’

Phil’s Waterfront Bar & Grill has changed hands. (Credit: Lauren Lustgarten, file)

On the Docks Waterfront Bar and Grill will replace Phil’s Waterfront, located on Meetinghouse Creek Road adjacent to the Lighthouse Marina. >>>


7. Lavender by the Bay opening second Calverton location this weekend

Fans of Lavender by the Bay won’t have to travel as far east to visit blooming lavender fields starting Saturday. The popular East Marion farm is opening an outpost in Calverton this weekend. >>>


6. Croteaux Vineyards reopens its Southold tasting room

The Croteaux Vineyards tasting room is now fully open for business in Southold. (Credit: David Benthal)

Hip, hip rosé! The long-awaited awaited re-opening of Croteaux Vineyards’ Southold tasting room is official. >>>


5. Chefs weigh in on North Fork lobster rolls

Port offers lobster rolls on the waterfront. (Credit: David Benthal)

To find out how it’s done right, we reached out to the chefs and proprietors at some of the area’s top eateries to get the story behind their signature lobster rolls. >>>


4. Home is where the restaurant is at Barrow Food House in Aquebogue

Amanda Falcone, left, and Kyle Romeo at Barrow Food House, the restaurant they’ll soon be opening on the first floor of their home in Aquebogue. (Credit: David Benthal)

If you’ve ever wondered what chefs cook in the comfort of their own homes, just pop into Barrow Food House when it opens in the coming weeks. >>>


3. Pasture-raised poultry farms opt out of organic certification without sacrificing sustainability

Abra Morawiec and Chris Pinto of Feisty Acres Farm in Southold. (Credit: David Benthal)

When Abra Morawiec and Chris Pinto founded Feisty Acres poultry and game farm in 2015, there was no question the products would carry a USDA-certified organic seal. After all, the symbol had been the guiding light for consumers who held certain standards on how they wanted their food to be grown and raised. >>>


2. Our 2019 guide to Long Island winery tasting rooms

Bedell Vineyard (Credit: W Studios NY)

This guide features write-ups on most Long Island tasting rooms and includes important information like the varieties of grapes grown and hours of operation. >>>


1. Sunflower maze reopens at Sidor Farms in Mattituck

The popular Sidor Farms sunflower maze is back to the delight of fans who’ve been awaiting the arrival of yellow rows of blooms since last summer. >>>