10/09/19 11:54am

Tall ship Nao Santa María is in Greenport for Columbus Day weekend. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Tall ship Nao Santa María docked in Greenport Tuesday night in time for Columbus Day weekend tours.

The 98-foot wood and fiberglass ship is a replica of Christopher Columbus’ famed Santa María, which landed in America on October 12, 1492 on its maiden voyage with sister vessels the Niña and the Pinta. Its arrival was considered a milestone in history: the discovery of America. (more…)

10/08/19 4:37pm

Lucharitos owner Marc LaMaina and managing partner Kevin Sage outside The Burrito Bar Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Lucharitos is changing the way the North Fork does dinner and a movie.

The popular Mexican restaurant with locations in Greenport, Aquebogue and Center Moriches is opening its fourth outpost with direct access to Mattituck Cinemas, allowing customers to chow down while enjoying a show. (more…)

10/07/19 6:00am

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Rustic is a trending aesthetic. Characterized by exposed wood beams and repurposed décor, it is a style that McCall Wines in Cutchogue masters effortlessly, in part because it’s the way the tasting room has always been. (more…)

10/06/19 6:00am

Chef Marco Pellegrini has found a new home in Smithtown. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

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Foodies, mark you calendars. Acclaimed chef Marco Pellegrini will soon be serving up his authentic Italian cuisine once again. Osteria Umbra is slated to open in late January 2020 in Smithtown.

The 115-seat Smithtown restaurant, located at the site of the former Smithtown Buffet, is inspired by the Italian chef’s hometown of Umbra and the North Fork. Pellegrini moved his family from Umbra to Cutchogue in 2014 to serve as executive chef at popular Italian restaurant Caci North Fork. After four years, the Southold restaurant abruptly closed in October 2018, leading Pellegrini to open his own restaurant for the first time. (more…)

10/04/19 6:00am

Athienou Farms on Sound Avenue in Riverhead lets you paint the pumpkins you pick from the farm. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Athienou Farms is putting a creative spin on u-pick pumpkins this fall.

The Riverhead farm stand introduced u-pick-and-paint pumpkins last weekend, offering families a chance to brush up on their art skills after hitting the field. The farm sets up tables for parents and kids to take their time decorating to their liking.

“Some kids like to paint faces or paint the whole pumpkin pink, they can do what they’d like to customize it,” said Athienou Farms’ Philip Seas. “No one is rushing them. It is about having fun and being creative.” (more…)

10/02/19 6:00am

Berrgenyon made with Peconic Escargot. (Courtesy photo)

It’s time to abandon the notion that escargot is strictly served at black-tie affairs on white tablecloths. Peconic Escargot — the country’s first USDA-certified snail farm — is making the French delicacy accessible to the masses. Beginning this winter, home cooks will be able to find snails raised in Cutchogue in the freezer at select specialty grocers and at cheese shops across Long Island. (more…)