05/08/18 6:10am
Aqua by American Beech

Aqua by American Beech has 18-rooms with a coastal vibe. (Courtesy photos)

The duo behind American Beech in Greenport is opening a new luxury hotel in Aquebogue.

Aqua, an 18-room hotel located at the former Cove Place Inn on Bay Avenue, is currently undergoing extensive interior and exterior renovations ahead of its Memorial Day weekend opening. Owners Brent Pelton and Alex Vinash purchased the beachfront property earlier this year. (more…)

02/25/18 10:00am

It’s been an honor having Michael Strahan from the NY Giants with us tonight!

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Michael Strahan boasts a résumé full of accomplishments. He’s a Super Bowl champion, the NFL’s single season sacks record holder and a host on Good Morning America, among many other television gigs. (more…)

11/03/17 9:11am

A bottle of Paumanok Vineyards Assemblage. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

You’ll find a lot of “Bordeaux blends” on the North Fork. Most wineries produce them and if they don’t wear Meritage on the label, they often have other proprietary names. Like with any other category of wine from any region there are the good examples, mediocre examples and, yes,  bad examples — although there are far fewer of those these days. (more…)

10/24/17 3:36pm

Inside Little Lucharitos in Aquebogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Bring on the tacos, Lucharitos is officially opening its new Aquebogue location on Friday.

The offshoot of the super popular Greenport taqueria makes its new 16-seat home on Main Road. Like its sister location, Little Lucharitos features vividly colored walls hung with framed photos of costumed wrestlers throughout.

“It’s really bright and vibrant,” said Lucharitos owner Marc LaMaina. “We really want people, when they come in, to feel like they’re on vacation. They’re out of the cubicle, they’re out of the office.” (more…)