07/07/19 6:00am

The Lobster Roll in Amaganset is a must-try for lobster roll lovers. (Credit: The Lobster Roll)

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No region does a lobster roll quite like the North Fork. From Southold Fish Market, to Claudio’s and Love Lane Kitchen, just about every restaurant has its own impeccable take on the summertime favorite.

In this week’s adventure Off the Fork, we’re exploring how other areas of Long Island measure up. Some restaurants serve their lobster rolls on rolls, others between supersized hot dog buns. Mayo? It’s essential for some, heresy for others. But any way you slice it or slather it, these Long Island lobster rolls are not to be missed. (more…)

05/15/19 6:00am

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)

When dining at Claudio’s Restaurant this summer, guests may want to consider asking for a seat upstairs. The space, usually an afterthought for people who headed straight to the neighboring clam bar, has been renovated to include a wine room with waterfront views, lounge area and full-service bar.  (more…)

05/05/19 5:55am
Chef Bruno Oliveira sits at the bar at Konoba in Huntington. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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Chef Bruno Oliveira has carved out a slice of his American dream, with a little Croatian flavoring. Oliveira teamed up with Daniel Pedisich, his one-time boss at wine bar Bin 56, to open Konoba Craft Kitchen & Tasting Lounge in Huntington Village in February. 

The eatery with a focus on Croatian and Mediterranean dishes, located in Hush Bistro’s old digs on Gerard Street, is a half-mile down the street from old Bin 56, but a long way from where Oliveria started.

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03/17/19 6:00am

The historic grounds at the Sands Point Preserve. (Courtesy: Sands Point Preserve Conservancy)

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Hustle, bustle and traffic can feel like they define life for Long Islanders — especially for those who commute to New York City during the week. It’s nice to slowdown, stop and smell the roses. As the weather warms, explore Long Island by foot. From harbors and shorelines to gardens and Gold Coast mansions, these are Long Island’s greatest walks. (more…)

03/14/19 5:00am

Katie Peters photographed at The Orient Country Store by David Benthal.

Katie Peters has always led an active lifestyle. Growing up in Orient, she said, it sometimes felt like being outside was the only thing to do. 

“We felt like we were locked at the end of the world, but looking back it was pretty good,” she recalled.

She loved to run, jump and climb with her two brothers and two sisters — she’s the middle child — and she fell in love with soccer at an early age.  (more…)