08/14/18 6:10am

Diners enjoy the North Fork Art Collective’s second Palette to Palate dinner at Bruce & Son in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

It’s a rare dinner party where I get to indulge in my two favorite things: food and art (well, three if you count the wine, but that’s a bit of a given here on the North Fork, isn’t it?). That’s exactly what transpired at the recent Palette to Palate dinner, organized by Kara Hoblin, founder of the North Fork Art Collective and curator of the event.  (more…)

08/08/18 6:10am

Chef Michi Rythem in the Stirling Sake kitchen during the July NoFo Champloo event. (Credit: Estefany Molina)

Nestled into the southwest corner of Center and Main streets in Greenport is Stirling Sake, a sake tasting room serving up authentic Japanese fare.

Chef-owner Yuki Mori has created a space that is grounded in Japanese tradition and conviviality, but there’s still room for some commingling of other cultures.

That is where NoFo Champloo — a concept that marries Japanese tradition with the North Fork way of life — comes into play. (more…)

08/07/18 6:10am

Pace’s Dockside Thursday Night Luau Party. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Pace’s Dockside at Strong’s Water Club & Marina is known for its signature steaks and first class seafood, but each Thursday this summer it’s all about a Hawaiian pig roast.

The waterside restaurant in Mattituck introduced Luau Thursdays for the first time this summer. The weekly events are hosted outside at the Pace’s Dockside tiki bar and feature a smorgasbord of fun fare, games and live music. (more…)

08/01/18 9:23am

The tea room at Special Effects Salon opened earlier this spring. (Credit: Madison Fender)

An afternoon of pampering at Special Effects Salon in Greenport just got a little more enjoyable. The full-service salon and spa recently opened the Special Tea House to compliment services provided by owner Debbie Schade and her daughter, Victoria, at the Main Street storefront.

The pair launched the 49-seat indoor/outdoor café in the spring, serving specialty teas paired with light bites such as classic cucumber tea sandwiches and North Fork lavender shortbreads. (more…)