07/20/19 6:01am

Mudslides are a must at Seaside Grill in Riverhead. (Credit: David Benthal)

Occupying a bar stool at Riverhead’s Seaside Grill — drinking a frozen cocktail while staring off at the water — you might just feel like you’re on a Caribbean vacation.

The reality is you’re actually in downtown Riverhead at a true hidden gem on West Main Street, tucked away poolside between the Hyatt Place East End and Treasure Cove Resort Marina. (more…)

07/17/19 6:00am

Fresh squeezed lemon is always the first ingredient. (Credit: David Benthal)

It doesn’t get much more refreshing than a glass of ice-cold lemonade on a summer day. The combination of simple ingredients — squeezed lemon, sugar and water served over ice — offers a taste of all-American nostalgia in each sip. 

From grandma’s kitchen to lemonade stands across the country, family recipes are passed down through generations, and the North Fork is no exception.  (more…)

07/16/19 5:55am

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House hunting can be tricky. Even with a healthy budget and worthy options, sometimes the perfect home doesn’t exist — until you build it, of course. At the exclusive 25-acre Pandion compound on Shelter Island, discerning buyers have the opportunity to make their dream home a reality. (more…)

07/15/19 6:00am

Points East at their Northforker July photo shoot at Treiber Farms in Peconic. (Credit: David Benthal)

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Family band Points East — which is made up of brother/sister duo Brian and Heather Cummings and their dad Keith — developed its own brand of Americana meets Indie folk sound organically over the years. From casual jam sessions at family gatherings to widely seen performances at local vineyards, restaurants and festivals, the trio continues to gain recognition.   (more…)

07/14/19 6:00am

The tuna poke at Hamptons Standard. (Credit: Morgan Dillon)

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Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite or looking to settle in for a farm-to-table meal with the family, Hamptons Standard offers the best of both worlds.

Looking to fill a void in the Hampton Bays culinary scene, chef and owner Salvatore Biundo opened Hamptons Standard in the former Friendly’s on Montauk Highway in June. Hamptons Standard is part grab-and-go market/coffeehouse and part sit-down restaurant with an emphasis on bringing quality, affordable cuisine to the area, explained Biundo, a Southampton resident who also owns traditional Italian restaurant Centro Trattoria and Bar a little farther west on Montauk Highway. (more…)