05/18/19 6:00am

Russell McAleavey and Sommer Constabile of Astoria at Chowderfest. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The annual New Suffolk Chowderfest is returning to the waterfront Memorial Day weekend. Now in its 11th year, the family-friendly event hosted by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund draws hundreds to the small hamlet to kick off the summer season.

“We’ll have 35 gallons of chowder this year,” said New Suffolk Waterfront Fund chair Patty Lowry. “Everyone can enjoy it while taking in the most beautiful water views on the North Fork.” (more…)

05/18/19 5:51am

Chef Steven Brower in the kitchen at East on Main in Mattituck. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

With a menu of fried mac n’ cheese, smothered baby back ribs and s’mores, East on Main has established its comfort food prowess since opening its doors in Mattituck last fall. Now, the Main Road restaurant is taking its signature home-style cuisine up a notch with new chef Steven Brower. (more…)

05/17/19 6:00am
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Tim Coughlan at the grill during a Grace & Grit barbecue pop-up earlier this season. Grace & Grit will take up a ‘barbecue residency’ at McCall VIneyards this fall (Credit: Madison Fender)

What better way to welcome the unofficial start of the summer than with a Memorial Day cookout? Next weekend marks the first major opportunity of the season to gather friends and family for an afternoon eating and drinking in the sunshine.

Here is the ultimate northforker guide for upping your grilling game and mastering mixology along other tips, tricks and recipes that will leave your guests impressed. (more…)

05/15/19 6:00am

Claudio’s in Greenport operated under a new ownership group for the first time in 2018. It will reopen for the season Memorial Day weekend. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

When dining at Claudio’s Restaurant this summer, guests may want to consider asking for a seat upstairs. The space, usually an afterthought for people who headed straight to the neighboring clam bar, has been renovated to include a wine room with waterfront views, lounge area and full-service bar.  (more…)

05/12/19 6:00am

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‘Tis the season for farm fresh fruits and veggies! And you don’t just have to be on the North Fork for that farm fresh flavor.

Living on Long Island makes stocking up on locally grown produce and artisan provisions easy with several farmers’ markets that bring the bounty to a location near you.

Here’s your 2019 guide to Long Island’s farmers’ markets.

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05/11/19 6:05am

Ashley Rutkowski (left), Jackie Wilsberg and Chelsea Chalone in Love Lane Sweet Shoppe. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

For more than a decade, Jackie Wilsberg has been the warm, familiar face behind the counter at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe in Mattituck. Wilsberg and her husband, Bill, purchased the business in January 2009 with the goal of keeping the longstanding candy and gift shop as charming as it’s been since opening in the 1980s.

Lifelong Mattituck residents, the Wilsbergs often visited Love Lane Sweet Shoppe, which had moved around a couple locations on the street before settling in its current 11,000-square-foot space in 1996. They brought their two daughters to shop for sweet treats and Beanie Babies, developing a relationship with the store’s previous owners throughout the years. (more…)