05/18/19 5:51am

Chef Steven Brower in the kitchen at East on Main in Mattituck. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

With a menu of fried mac n’ cheese, smothered baby back ribs and s’mores, East on Main has established its comfort food prowess since opening its doors in Mattituck last fall. Now, the Main Road restaurant is taking its signature home-style cuisine up a notch with new chef Steven Brower. (more…)

05/11/19 6:05am

Ashley Rutkowski (left), Jackie Wilsberg and Chelsea Chalone in Love Lane Sweet Shoppe. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

For more than a decade, Jackie Wilsberg has been the warm, familiar face behind the counter at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe in Mattituck. Wilsberg and her husband, Bill, purchased the business in January 2009 with the goal of keeping the longstanding candy and gift shop as charming as it’s been since opening in the 1980s.

Lifelong Mattituck residents, the Wilsbergs often visited Love Lane Sweet Shoppe, which had moved around a couple locations on the street before settling in its current 11,000-square-foot space in 1996. They brought their two daughters to shop for sweet treats and Beanie Babies, developing a relationship with the store’s previous owners throughout the years. (more…)

04/30/19 5:57am

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This Mattituck Dream Home can best be described as an entertainment compound that any super social homeowner can appreciate. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom estate is tucked away from the road on two-acres of pristine property akin to a well-appointed playground, featuring a resort-inspired open air pavilion overlooking a heated pool and basketball court.

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04/29/19 5:51am
Strawberry Frosted Doughnuts from North Fork Doughnut Co. (Credit: David Benthal)

“Doughnuts. Is there anything they can’t do?”

Homer J. Simpson

A decade ago, the idea of a doughnut beer might have seemed like something that could only exist on an episode of “The Simpsons,” on which Homer is known to throw down an occasional pink-frosted, rainbow-sprinkled ring along with a can of Duff. In recent years, however, as gourmet doughnut shops and craft breweries celebrate their rise in American foodie culture, doughnut-beer collaborations have begun to pop up.

Now, the North Fork has its first two doughnut beers, both brewed using pastries sourced from North Fork Doughnut Company in Mattituck. The first, called Dough’nt Stout Me Now, used a maple glazed doughnut and was brewed late last year at North Fork Brewing Co. in Riverhead. North Fork Doughnut Company then brought its products out to Bay Shore, where they will soon open a second location, to brew Strawberry Frosted Donut Milkshake IPA at Destination Unknown Beer Company, aka DUBCO.

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04/27/19 6:01am
Melissa Hyatt at her studio in Mattituck. (Credit: David Benthal)

Watercolorist Melissa Hyatt draws inspiration for her paintings and prints from the salty air and coastal charm of the North Fork. There is a softness to her calming seascapes that reflects both life on the water and the fluidity of the medium. Her Southold home and studio are close to the beach, where she often walks her golden retriever, April, collecting sea glass and other talismans of nature that inspire her pastel-colored artwork.

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