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.

09/10/19 6:00am

A woman snaps a photograph of a goat at Goodale Farms in Aquebogue. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

We cook their eggs and drink their wine, but how often do we fully immerse ourselves in the behind the scenes details of life on a North Fork farm?

For fans of the annual North Fork Foodie Tour, the answer is at least once per year. (more…)

08/23/19 6:00am

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…)

07/26/19 6:00am

A lure Chowder House & Oysteria in Southold offers no corking fee for local bottles on Sunday. (Credit: David Benthal)

So you just wrapped up a day of wine tasting on the North Fork and you’re heading to your restaurant of choice.

You think that cabernet sauvignon you enjoyed at the winery would pair nicely with the seafood you plan to order. (more…)

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…)