Mark Miloski Jr. on his family farm in Calverton. (Credit: David Benthal)
Thanksgiving is full of traditions: third helpings of Mom’s mashed potatoes, falling asleep while watching football and, of course, turkey.
Since 1946, to Will Miloski’s Poultry Farm in Calverton for the centerpiece of the meal. The farm gives people a chance to forgo frozen turkeys for fresh ones and has been allowing its birds to roam outside since long before “free-range” became a buzzword.
In short, the Miloskis know how to do turkey. But how do they do Thanksgiving?(more…)
Today, much is made about the Hamptons being Hollywood’s hideaway. But during the bygone era, the Gold Coast provided a retreat from city life for some of the nation’s most powerful families. The Vanderbilts owned an estate there, as did mining tycoon Daniel Guggenheim. Even President Theodore Roosevelt took his turn — his home is considered the first “Summer White House.” The rip-roaring parties and extravagant lifestyles inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” (more…)
Finger Lakes Wine Country. (Credit: Stu Gallagher Photography)
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Summer may be in our rearview mirrors, but cabin fever season is still miles away. Though the North Fork has plenty to offer during the fall, the season is ripe for going on one last adventure before it gets too cold to function.
Towns north of Long Island boast some of the same things we love about the North Fork. Think bucolic settings, fresh crops and wine to write home about. Put the top down and enjoy the crisp air and crisper apples. An idyllic excursion awaits further north. (more…)
Peter, left, and Andrew Rowsom outside Preston’s Chandlery in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)
Andrew Rowsom recalls working at Preston’s Chandlery with his father, George, during high school and college. He’d help customers find shoes made for boating and pick out the perfect beach read. After graduating from New York Institute of Technology he figured he’d branch out — at least for a while. He was poised to take a marketing gig in New York and move to Manhattan. But as he envisioned life in the big city, he kept asking himself the same question:
“OK, how am I going to spend more time in Greenport? So I figured I’d just stay in Greenport,” Rowsom recalled.(more…)
Chef Stephan Bogardus in the kitchen at North Fork Table & Inn.(Credit: David Benthal)
The end of summer vacation means it’s time to start thinking about the next vacation. And for those who fancy themselves foodies or oenophiles (or both), planning a great escape to a land known for palatable plates and fine wine can be a perfect way to stave off end-of-summer blues. Craving an edible adventure, I asked North Fork chefs, restaurateurs and winemakers for recommendations. Their answers came from far, wide and down under. Consider these some of the world’s most delicious destinations. (more…)