10/14/18 6:05am

The pork shoulder ragu is worth a try along with just about everything else on the menu at Orto in Miller Place. (Courtesy of Orto)

Brought to you by:

One of the great things about the East End is how many truly enjoyable restaurants are located within such close proximity to each other — even outside of the downtown districts. You don’t often see this in such rural areas.  (more…)

10/07/18 5:55am

The Oheka Castle (Credit: Phillip Ennis)

Brought to you by:

Today, much is made about the Hamptons being Hollywood’s hideaway. But during the bygone era, the Gold Coast provided a retreat from city life for some of the nation’s most powerful families. The Vanderbilts owned an estate there, as did mining tycoon Daniel Guggenheim. Even President Theodore Roosevelt took his turn — his home is considered the first “Summer White House.” The rip-roaring parties and extravagant lifestyles inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.(more…)

12/20/17 6:03am

Farmingdale native Marc Anthony Bynum has expanded Hush Bistro into a larger space in Huntington. (Photo by Keith Stein at Hurricane of Lions Photography)

It’s 2 p.m. on a Tuesday in late October and although the doors of Hush Bistro won’t open to the public for another three hours, Huntington’s hottest new restaurant is bustling with activity.

A camera crew is setting up for an autumn-themed photo and video shoot at the bar. The cooks are hard at work in the kitchen prepping for the production and the patrons who will follow.

Holding court at a long bench inside the nearly 70-seat eatery is chef-owner Marc Anthony Bynum, who’s interviewing a prospective employee while also conducting the symphony around him.  (more…)