Grant Parpan

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Grant Parpan

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.

06/25/19 6:00am

The North Fork music scene could be described as atypical.

Unlike other communities where a particular venue might dominate the scene, featuring headlining artists and, in some cases, hosting major concert events, music here often takes a back seat to all the other things to do.

Yet it’s ever present. (more…)

04/29/19 5:51am
Strawberry Frosted Doughnuts from North Fork Doughnut Co. (Credit: David Benthal)

“Doughnuts. Is there anything they can’t do?”

Homer J. Simpson

A decade ago, the idea of a doughnut beer might have seemed like something that could only exist on an episode of “The Simpsons,” on which Homer is known to throw down an occasional pink-frosted, rainbow-sprinkled ring along with a can of Duff. In recent years, however, as gourmet doughnut shops and craft breweries celebrate their rise in American foodie culture, doughnut-beer collaborations have begun to pop up.

Now, the North Fork has its first two doughnut beers, both brewed using pastries sourced from North Fork Doughnut Company in Mattituck. The first, called Dough’nt Stout Me Now, used a maple glazed doughnut and was brewed late last year at North Fork Brewing Co. in Riverhead. North Fork Doughnut Company then brought its products out to Bay Shore, where they will soon open a second location, to brew Strawberry Frosted Donut Milkshake IPA at Destination Unknown Beer Company, aka DUBCO.

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04/08/19 6:00am

Party guests prepare horseradish in 2015. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

There’s an annual party that occurs each spring in Riverhead that people will tell you is the best foodie event on the North Fork.

It’s not hosted by a local chef or winery and there’s no advertising budget associated with it. It’s not even really open to the public.  (more…)

03/31/19 7:00pm

Jess and Jennilee Morris at North Fork Roasting Co. in 2015. (Northforker file photo)

The owners of North Fork Roasting Co. are stepping away from a proposed new business venture after a popular New York City food blog outed disgraced restaurateur Ken Friedman as a partner in the project.  READ