07/17/18 5:49am

First and South’s cheesy puffed pastry stuffed with ground beef and topped with serrano sour cream.

These days, the North Fork wine trail draws tourists from outside of New York’s state lines. But the area isn’t all wine and no dine. Regardless of the time of year, North Fork restaurants are sizzling and serving everything from old-world cuisine that would make even an Italian grandmother swoon to new-fangled creative fare. (more…)

07/16/18 6:10am

Ali Katz beyond the counter at the bakery and wholesale kitchen. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Chef Allison Katz has been a staple on the North Fork foodie scene for several years.

The Mattituck resident has a long culinary résumé from hosting pop up dinners with chef husband Fritz Beckmann at Kyle’s on Shelter Island, to working with pastry chef Claudia Fleming at North Fork Table and Inn, to selling her own brand of small-batch baked treats “Ali Katz” at area farmers markets. (more…)

07/15/18 5:59am

A North Ferry boat makes the approach to Shelter Island. (Credit: David Benthal)

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