03/19/18 6:03am

Get ready to sample artisan pickles at Backyard Brine’s Cutchogue tasting room. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Five years ago, Randy and Cori Kopke viewed making pickles as little more than a hobby. The avid gardeners plucked cumbers from their yard and began experimenting with homemade brines.

Little did they know they were laying the groundwork for their pickle company, Backyard Brine. (more…)

03/12/18 6:10am

Cliff Saunders III pulls up a seat at the bar of Cliff’s Elbow Room on Main Road in Jamesport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Cliff Saunders still remembers heading to work for the first time.

He had no job interview, so there wasn’t that moment of hastily pressing his shirt just before running out the door to meet his future employer. He wasn’t even given a heads up when it was time to start on the job, so he didn’t suffer an evening tossing and turning with anxiety before his first day. (more…)

03/09/18 6:11am

The dinning room at the Bay Breeze Inn & Chophouse. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The Bay Breeze Inn & Bistro in South Jamesport has been reinvented as The Bay Breeze Inn & Chophouse — with a new menu that stands up to the moniker. Guests can expect a variety of prime cuts of meat in addition to sharable-sized sides courtesy of new head chef Tom Fazio. (more…)

03/06/18 6:19am
PawPaw pop-up Greenport

Guests at the Jan. 13 8:30 p.m. seating of a PawPaw pop-up at Bruce & Son Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

About an hour before the start of a recent PawPaw pop-up, I pulled up a stool at a Greenport bar and confessed to a friend the anxiety I was feeling.

Far from a picky eater, I knew I was about to consume a meal I’d surely savor. As the time grew closer, however, the idea that I was about to eat a nine-course tasting menu prepared by a chef known for experimentation, with absolutely no say over what I’d be eating, was starting to scare me a bit. (more…)

02/27/18 1:56pm

The pop up featured Hawaiian and lobster bacon tacos. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Chances are you’ve seen Noah’s on the Road making the rounds at North Fork breweries, wineries and more.

Now the popular food truck is setting up shop with a brick and mortar location in Mattituck. The new eatery will be called MattiTaco.  (more…)