02/11/19 3:55pm

Salamander’s in Greenport is closed after 26 years in business. Ellen’s on Front will fill the space in the spring. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

The chef behind the popular seasonal pop-up Jennie’s at Drossos has taken over the former Salamander’s space in Greenport.

Jennie Werts, who along with her brother Andrew launched the pop-up at Drossos Motel in the summer of 2017, closed on the Front Street space earlier this month.
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02/07/19 11:13am

Chef Stephan Bogardus at The North Fork Table & Inn in 2017. He will now helm the kitchen at Greenport’s The Halyard. (Credit: David Benthal)

Acclaimed local chef Stephan Bogardus will helm the kitchen at The Halyard, the waterfront restaurant at Sound View in Greenport.

Bogardus, who left his post as executive chef at The North Fork Table & Inn last month, will make his debut at the restaurant this Thursday, Valentine’s Day.  (more…)

02/07/19 6:01am

Deciding on who makes the best wings on the North Fork is no easy task.

It ultimately comes down to the type of wings you crave, I suppose. Phil’s, for example, has a char-grilled take on Buffalo wings that’s hard not to like. If it’s something a little different you desire, the Crescent Farm duck wings at American Beech will not disappoint.

But when I think of wings in Riverhead or Southold towns, there’s one place that leaps to mind as a true classic, a legendary haunt for fried chicken, and that’s Spicy’s BBQ in Riverhead.  (more…)

02/06/19 12:23pm

Christian, left, and Robin Mueller with chef Wolfgang Ban, center, in August at Green Hill Kitchen, one of three neighboring restaurants being operated by the group. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The former Deep Water Bar & Grille in Greenport is being transformed into a “higher-end” seafood restaurant that will boast year-round water views. The soon-to-be-named restaurant located at the corner of Front Street is currently under renovation and is slated to open in the coming weeks. (more…)

02/06/19 6:05am

The bone broth at 8 Hands Farm is simmered for five hours. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Cold gray days have a way of zapping your energy and having you reaching for a third cup of coffee before the clock strikes noon. These are days when mac n’ cheese and chili comes calling for lunch. But you might consider selecting a different kind of comfort food.

The warming bone broth at 8 Hands Farm is a lighter option that could give you the pep back in your step without the espresso. (more…)

02/02/19 6:10am

Delicious and adorable gluten free cake in a jar. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

There is a new place to get gluten free and vegan desserts on the North Fork. Gluten Free Sweets ‘n’ Treats opened last week in the Shoppes at East Wind in Wading River.

All of the small batch treats are gluten free and handmade by owner Laura Bilello, who launched the business four years ago after she and her son, Louis, were diagnosed with celiac disease. (more…)