01/26/18 6:02am

Pete Stevens has been setting up shop inside his former Greenport bookstore in recent days to watch it be converted into a toy store. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

For 37 years, Pete Stevens was all about books.

Art books, photography books, rare books, fiction, non-fiction, first editions, an American Atlas from 1838 — all manner of used books. He found them at estate sales and yard sales and he bought them from other dealers. He sold them at his store, The Book Scout, which first opened at 455 Main St. and later relocated to his iconic, piled high to the ceiling space down by the waterfront at 128 Main St.  (more…)

01/03/18 6:28am

Chef Galen Zamarra leads a cooking class last week at The Halyard in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Caviar. Even if you’ve never seen, let alone tasted, the glistening jam-like amalgam of cured sturgeon eggs, you probably have an opinion about it. For some, caviar is a symbol of old-world decadence, like peacock tongues. To others, it’s an acquired taste not worth acquiring. (Fish eggs! Expensive!)

And then there are those who think its clean, marine flavor and burst-in-the-mouth texture make any occasion instantly memorable.  (more…)