12/09/18 9:03am

Seiskaya Ballet’s Nutcracker. (Credit: Seiskaya Ballet)

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Sure watching holiday classics on TV is a fun way to celebrate the season, but it is nothing compared to the wonder of seeing it come to life on stage. Here are five memorable performances to catch on Long Island before the season ends. We also included a bonus show on the North Fork to check out, too.  (more…)

12/08/18 6:00am

Dan Burke and Greg Martin at Long Ireland Brewing Co. on Pulaski Street. (Credit: David Benthal)

In New York State, 2018 was the year of craft beer.

With 400 breweries now operating across the Empire State, the beer boom hit record proportions this year. (more…)

12/08/18 5:56am

What’s a better gift than brunch at Love Lane Kitchen? (Credit: David Benthal)

Which is more of a cooking day in your home: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? 

For some folks, cooking on Christmas means steering clear of the kitchen the night before, especially for weekenders and holiday vacationers who’d rather get into town and find a good place to eat.

Whether you’re in the mood for traditional seafood or a festive holiday brunch, these five North Fork restaurants are serving Christmas Eve menus that will suit a variety of fancies. (more…)

12/07/18 6:00am

Jessica Melendez’s Bourbon Caramel Pine Nut Tart. (Credit: David Benthal)

There’s something about the smell of freshly baked desserts filling the air during the holidays that invokes a Norman Rockwell type of nostalgia. The seasonal aromas and comforting bites are best enjoyed when shared. Whether you’re a professional chef or an at-home cook, the desire to create holiday desserts that wow guests is universal. 

We asked three North Fork chefs to reveal their go-to holiday dessert recipes that are easy to make at home and leave a lasting impression on guests. Save these recipes; you’ll want them for next year, too.  (more…)

12/07/18 5:55am

Winemaker Gilles Martin and vintners Cynthia and Tom Rosicki at the awards dinner. (Credit: Sparkling Pointe Vineyard & Winery)

It’s time to raise a glass of Sparkling Pointe bubbly.

The Southold winery received the Best in Class Award for its 2015 Topaz Impérial Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine at the recent Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships awards dinner held in London.  (more…)

12/06/18 6:10am

Designer Alex Vinash was inspired by skiing the Swiss Alps for the holiday display at American Beech. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Greenport Village storefronts are upping the ante on holiday decorating this season. The inaugural Winter Wonderland holiday walk has united more than 65 local businesses in a spirited holiday display competition.  (more…)