08/14/18 6:10am

Diners enjoy the North Fork Art Collective’s second Palette to Palate dinner at Bruce & Son in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

It’s a rare dinner party where I get to indulge in my two favorite things: food and art (well, three if you count the wine, but that’s a bit of a given here on the North Fork, isn’t it?). That’s exactly what transpired at the recent Palette to Palate dinner, organized by Kara Hoblin, founder of the North Fork Art Collective and curator of the event.  (more…)

08/10/18 6:00am

It wasn’t your average paint night.

Trading canvas, paint and easel for rice paper, ink and a freshly caught sea bass, our class of about 20 got a hands-on look at the art of gyotaku last Friday.

Dissected, the Japanese word means gyo, fish, and taku, rubbing. Croton-on-Hudson based artist Joe Mullins has been making these fish prints for more than a decade. (more…)

08/08/18 6:10am

Chef Michi Rythem in the Stirling Sake kitchen during the July NoFo Champloo event. (Credit: Estefany Molina)

Nestled into the southwest corner of Center and Main streets in Greenport is Stirling Sake, a sake tasting room serving up authentic Japanese fare.

Chef-owner Yuki Mori has created a space that is grounded in Japanese tradition and conviviality, but there’s still room for some commingling of other cultures.

That is where NoFo Champloo — a concept that marries Japanese tradition with the North Fork way of life — comes into play. (more…)

08/04/18 6:10am

Bib and Jaime Mills on board Jamie’s boat in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Hanging on the wall in Jamie Mills’ Greenport office is a piece of paper with two options for a slogan billing Wm. J. Mills & Co. as America’s oldest family owned and operated sailmaker.

Mills peers over the two choices, which feature very subtle differences, and can’t quite seem to decide.

“I think I like option A,” he says.

His brother Bob, seated across from him, cracks a wry smile.

“Funny, I think I like option B,” he says with a chuckle.  (more…)

08/01/18 9:23am

The tea room at Special Effects Salon opened earlier this spring. (Credit: Madison Fender)

An afternoon of pampering at Special Effects Salon in Greenport just got a little more enjoyable. The full-service salon and spa recently opened the Special Tea House to compliment services provided by owner Debbie Schade and her daughter, Victoria, at the Main Street storefront.

The pair launched the 49-seat indoor/outdoor café in the spring, serving specialty teas paired with light bites such as classic cucumber tea sandwiches and North Fork lavender shortbreads. (more…)

07/21/18 5:52am

The scene at the North Fork TV Festival after party at Noah’s last year. The event was sponsored by northforker. (Credit: Madison Fender)

The North Fork TV Festival returns for its third year Sept. 6 in Greenport.

The three-day festival, a showcase for independent television pilots, will take place at the historic Greenport Theatre and other locations throughout the village. (more…)