04/11/19 11:26pm
Ina Pollifrone-Visich is opening So Matcha in her Wading River yoga studio. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

The North Fork is getting its first specialty matcha tea bar. 

So Matcha is celebrating its grand opening this weekend inside Solntse Hot Yoga in Wading River. The newly redesigned front end of the 1,000-square-foot studio — a dressing room a little more than a month ago — is now an open, sophisticated mini-café that is serving up matcha tea, both hot and iced.

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02/02/19 6:10am

Delicious and adorable gluten free cake in a jar. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

There is a new place to get gluten free and vegan desserts on the North Fork. Gluten Free Sweets ‘n’ Treats opened last week in the Shoppes at East Wind in Wading River.

All of the small batch treats are gluten free and handmade by owner Laura Bilello, who launched the business four years ago after she and her son, Louis, were diagnosed with celiac disease. (more…)

08/02/18 6:10am

Roasting s’mores around a campfire and hiking winding trails are givens when camping. So, too, are weathering the elements in a tent of your own pitching — and let’s not get started on the sleeping bags and questionable bathroom accommodations.

Camping is a chance to become immersed in nature, but for many, the pitfalls of the pastime outweigh the fun.

But not anymore. (more…)

07/13/18 7:20am

Co-owner Carol Wendelken in the dining room of North Tavern. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Elevated comfort food is what’s on the menu at the newly opened North Tavern restaurant in downtown Wading River.

The causal American eatery opened in the former Amarelle restaurant space on North Country Road about three weeks ago serving homemade pub-style fare like chicken pot pie and meatloaf as well as shareable appetizers like the piled-high nacho mountain. (more…)

05/15/18 5:55am

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This Wading River estate will have you feeling like you’ve taken up residence at a luxury hotel. The Victorian-style home has four walls and a roof — that is pretty much where the similarities between the 5,100-square-foot dream home and other houses in the area end. (more…)

05/02/18 6:00am

R.E.N. Design Company stocks home goods and decor. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

A décor and custom furniture shop has opened in the long vacant Wading River Garage space. R.E.N. Design Company offers one-of-a-kind home accents and made-to-order furnishings handcrafted by owners Jason and Samantha Nagorski.

The Wading River couple opened R.E.N. out of a passion for woodworking and design. Jason has been making furniture for more than decade while Samantha, who has a background in photography and graphic design, has been doing arts and crafts for as long as she can remember.  (more…)