06/17/19 6:01am

There’s plenty to eat and drink at First Fridays on Love Lane. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

First Fridays on Love Lane is a locavore’s dream come true.

With more than 15 local vendors selling mostly food and beverages, it’s not difficult to spend the entire evening eating and drinking your way down the street.

While you can definitely make a night out of that, at this month’s First Friday I challenged myself to consume only a handful of items forcing me to be strategic in my choices.

Here are the five things I tried at June’s First Friday. (more…)

06/14/19 1:25pm

Fireworks over the Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival Hulling Night Thursday. C(redit: Mahreen Khan photos)

Hundreds of community volunteers kept up with an annual tradition Thursday evening kicking off the 65th annual Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival with hulling night. The event sees local residents donate their time to prepare the berries sold at the festival. (more…)

06/12/19 12:59pm

Owner Jeffrey Marrone fires up the pizzeria’s the Stefano Ferrara Forni oven. (Credit: Erika Peters)

Mobile pizza truck company Pizza Rita opened the doors to its first brick-and-mortar location in Mattituck.

Since 2015, pizza lovers could only get Jeffrey Marrone’s Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza through private catering events and Friday pizza night at Moustache Brewing Co. in Riverhead, out of his restored 1946 Chevrolet rack pick-up truck. Six months after signing the lease, on June 10, the Culinary Institute of America graduate welcomed fans into the friendly, family-oriented pizzeria he always wanted. (more…)

06/11/19 6:00am

Southold’s Matt Larsen feeds a strawberry to his neighbor’s son, Wyatt Rebentisch.

Hulling Night, a strawberry shortcake eating contest and the crowning of the Strawberry Queen only means one thing: the Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival is returning to Mattituck. Now in it’s 65th  year, the annual Father’s Day weekend festival kicks off Thursday with Hulling Night followed by three days of fun focused on its namesake summertime berry. (more…)

06/03/19 6:01am

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Ever meet a staffer who greets you with a smile at a local restaurant or bar and say, “I wish I got to know more about that person.”

It happens to our staff all the time as we come across interesting people with big personalities making a living at cafés, markets, wineries and shops across the North Fork. (more…)

05/21/19 4:50am

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This North Fork Dream Home combines high style and function in 3,300 square feet of domestic bliss.

Located in a private community in Mattituck, this waterfront home boasts stunning views and a modern, open floor plan that maintains a touch of traditionalism with grand defined spaces, such as the formal dining room and main floor study. (more…)