Grant Parpan is the content director for Times Review Partners, a division of Times Review Media Group in Mattituck.
Grant joined the Times Review staff in 2006 as a reporter and has covered nearly every beat in the newsroom.
He currently writes about lifestyle and business content, including writing about the North Fork food, wine and arts scenes for northforker.com.
Grant began his career in 2003 as a reporter and editor at The Signal, a daily newspaper in Santa Clarita, California.
In his career, he has won dozens of awards from the New York Press Association, the Associated Press, the National Newspaper Association and the Press Club of Long Island.
Warm up with some bubbly and tasty treats at Sparkling Pointe this month. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
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Mustafa and Deniz Gulsen with their children, Sudenaz and Mustafa, and Deniz’s sister, Demet Bozatli (top right), and the family dog, Bella. (The Gulsen’s eldest son Yunushan also works at the restaurant.)
Asked about the many praises heaped upon his restaurant, Turkuaz Grill owner Mustafa Gulsen rattles off a handful of honorary designations the listicle-friendly restaurant has received over the years.
“Let’s see, there’s ‘hidden gem,’ ” he says, “[best] under the umbrella [dining], on the waterfront …”
The list goes on.
Of all the titles given to the Turkish restaurant over the years, though, there’s one that’s most special to the staff: a family business. (more…)