05/10/19 2:40pm

Kyle and Emil Breitenbach at their Main Road farm stand Friday. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Brothers Emil and Kyle Breitenbach are reviving their Riverhead family’s generations-old farming legacy with the opening of their new Main Road farm stand in Aquebogue.

Breitenbach Farms lifted the garage-style doors of its modest red farm stand across the street from Verderber’s Nursery & Garden Center for a soft opening today, Friday, May 10. The location is an iconic one, operating as a farm stand for 75 years, originally as Skelly’s Farm Stand and for the last 20 years as Wells Homestead. (more…)

05/08/19 6:00am

The Steak Amazonia entree and tostada salad at Latin Fuzion. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

There’s a new restaurant in Southold with a menu that melds made-from-scratch Tex-Mex fare with authentic Guatemalan flair. 

Latin Fuzion Restaurant, located in the former Robert’s Jewelers space in Feather Hill Commons, opens Sunday, just in time for Mother’s Day. Its offerings include a little bit of everything, from standard Mexican dishes like tacos and quesadillas to buffalo chicken wraps and barbecue pulled pork and daily Guatemalan specialties.

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05/08/19 5:56am

North Fork Flower Farm in Orient offers fresh cuts through its CSA. (Credit: North Fork Flower Farm)

Community Supported Agriculture programs are an excellent way to ensure you’re getting the freshest provisions around while sustaining local famers. North Fork farms are gearing up for the start of their spring and summer CSAs, which typically run through the fall and are stocked with the ripest, just-picked fruits and vegetables the season has to offer. 

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05/03/19 6:00am
Margaritas from Lucharitos in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of the Mexican Army’s 1862 win over the French at the Battle of Puebla.

In recent years, however, as Mexican eateries have expanded across the U.S., May 5 has become a day to celebrate one of everybody’s favorite types of cuisine.

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05/01/19 5:53am
Stephan Bogardus at The Halyard in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Does chef Stephan Bogardus have what it takes to beat Bobby Flay? Tune in to the Food Network Thursday to find out.

After catching the attention of a casting director last year, the 31-year-old executive chef at the Halyard Restaurant in Greenport is scheduled to appear on the food competition show, “Beat Bobby Flay,” which pits two chefs against each other for a chance to face off against celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

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04/26/19 5:55am

The arrival of asparagus means springtime on the North Fork.

Typically harvested in the first week of May, asparagus is one of the first veggies to come into season after a long winter. The thick green shoots popping up in the fields also inspire chefs to transition away from squash-heavy winter menus to lighter and brighter dishes.

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04/23/19 6:00am

The first crop of strawberries at Catapano Farm in Southold is ready for harvest. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Is there a sweeter sign that summer is coming than the return of North Fork strawberries?

Juicy, ripe and red; these berries typically begin making an appearance on local farm stands starting in late May or early June, but you won’t have to wait quite that long if you visit Catapano Farms in Southold.

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