12/08/18 5:56am

What’s a better gift than brunch at Love Lane Kitchen? (Credit: David Benthal)

Which is more of a cooking day in your home: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? 

For some folks, cooking on Christmas means steering clear of the kitchen the night before, especially for weekenders and holiday vacationers who’d rather get into town and find a good place to eat.

Whether you’re in the mood for traditional seafood or a festive holiday brunch, these five North Fork restaurants are serving Christmas Eve menus that will suit a variety of fancies. (more…)

12/07/18 6:00am

Jessica Melendez’s Bourbon Caramel Pine Nut Tart. (Credit: David Benthal)

There’s something about the smell of freshly baked desserts filling the air during the holidays that invokes a Norman Rockwell type of nostalgia. The seasonal aromas and comforting bites are best enjoyed when shared. Whether you’re a professional chef or an at-home cook, the desire to create holiday desserts that wow guests is universal. 

We asked three North Fork chefs to reveal their go-to holiday dessert recipes that are easy to make at home and leave a lasting impression on guests. Save these recipes; you’ll want them for next year, too.  (more…)

12/02/18 5:54am

The festive winter pop-up at Eataly makes dinning there even more delightful. (Credit: Eataly)

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Manhattan is the place to be during the holiday season. Sure there’s the Rockefeller Christmas tree and the always festive Winter Village at Bryant Park, but foodies have extra reason to celebrate the season in the Big Apple this year. From Eataly’s newest restaurant, to cozy a German restaurant that is decked out from head-to-toe, here is a handy guide to NYC’s hottest holiday culinary destinations.


11/30/18 6:10am

Enjoying a drink at Noah’s during Shellabration. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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The days maybe colder and nights longer, but the North Fork is hardly sleepy. Yes, December is a month packed with holiday cheer — and plenty of festive events we rounded up in this recent post — but there are a number of other non-holiday related ways to fill your calendar and celebrate the start of winter on the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)