02/20/19 5:00am

The warm bread pudding at Goodfood. is a treat on winter days. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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The warm bread pudding at Goodfood. in Mattituck can best be described as comfort by the spoonful.

The specialty food store and café is a go-to spot for healthy meals made with fresh, local and organic ingredients — but the rich desserts owner Luchi Masliah whips up are worth the indulgence, especially on dreary winter days when we could all use a little extra pep in our step. (more…)

02/17/19 5:58am

The enclosed rink at Cantiague Park. (Credit: The office of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran)

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In search of something fun to do with the family this winter recess but don’t want to travel far? For our readers in Nassau County, that could mean staying close to home.

There is a wide range of activities to take advantage of while the kids are off from school this week, and the county is encouraging its residents to take advantage of those opportunities. From ice skating and swimming, to bird walks, face painting and films, the county’s public parks, museums and cultural institutions are brimming with entertainment.

Here is a handy lineup of activities to put on your winter break agenda. (more…)

02/13/19 12:10am

Farm Country Kitchen’s fire pits provide so much warmth, you’ll (almost) forget it’s winter. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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Farm Country Kitchen in Riverhead has a reputation for great food and breathtaking views of the Peconic River. The lawn is packed with hungry diners come summer, but in the winter the restaurant offers another unique way for patrons to enjoy the outdoors. When the nights get longer and the temperatures colder, Farm Country Kitchen lights the fire pits on its outdoor patio. (more…)

02/11/19 3:55pm

Salamander’s in Greenport is closed after 26 years in business. Ellen’s on Front will fill the space in the spring. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

The chef behind the popular seasonal pop-up Jennie’s at Drossos has taken over the former Salamander’s space in Greenport.

Jennie Werts, who along with her brother Andrew launched the pop-up at Drossos Motel in the summer of 2017, closed on the Front Street space earlier this month.
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02/06/19 12:23pm

Christian, left, and Robin Mueller with chef Wolfgang Ban, center, in August at Green Hill Kitchen, one of three neighboring restaurants being operated by the group. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The former Deep Water Bar & Grille in Greenport is being transformed into a “higher-end” seafood restaurant that will boast year-round water views. The soon-to-be-named restaurant located at the corner of Front Street is currently under renovation and is slated to open in the coming weeks. (more…)