08/02/19 5:55am

An audience member applauds a performer at the first poetry jam event at Kate’s Cheese Co. (Credit: Mahreen Khan)

Greenport’s artistic community has a new outlet with a poetry series that kicked off late last month at Kate’s Cheese Co. The emphasis is on building that community. (more…)

06/14/19 1:25pm

Fireworks over the Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival Hulling Night Thursday. C(redit: Mahreen Khan photos)

Hundreds of community volunteers kept up with an annual tradition Thursday evening kicking off the 65th annual Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival with hulling night. The event sees local residents donate their time to prepare the berries sold at the festival. (more…)

04/28/19 6:00am

Off the Fork is a recurring series every Sunday on northforker.com, in which our staff writes about happenings and places we appreciate elsewhere on Long Island and beyond.

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Not very much catches the eye when driving down East Second Street in Mineola, an industrial neighborhood lined with antiquated buildings and little else.

But if you’re traveling slow enough, you just might spot the quaint 1947 railroad car that is home to Biscuits & Barbeque, a Southern restaurant specializing in Cajun-style cooking and barbecue.

If you do take notice, your stomach is will thank your eyeballs for finding this gem of a place.

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