04/21/19 6:08am
The breakfast burger is a top menu choice at Union Burger Bar. (Credit: Union Burger Bar)

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The newly opened Union Burger Bar in Southampton has no pretenses when it comes to guilty pleasures. Owner Ian Duke and executive chef Scott Kampf conceptualized the restaurant with one question in mind: “Where can we go to get a great burger?”

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04/21/19 6:00am

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Picture this: You’re sipping a glass of local wine while sampling signature dishes created by New York chefs showcasing the harvest.

Dream life? Nah, simply a day at a Long Island food festival.

Festival season is coming and we’ve got the guide to the ones you won’t want to skip. Think of it as your where-to-eat-now list.

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04/14/19 6:10am
Bill Erdmann in one of his seven greenhouses at Hidden Ridge Plants in Ridge. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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Venture off the beaten path, past quiet woodlands on a back road in Ridge and you’ll discover a garden oasis straight out of a storybook. As the garden center’s name suggests, Hidden Ridge Plants is a secret garden that has virtually flown under the radar for more than 20 years.

“Even people who have lived around here for their whole lives are surprised to find it some times,” said owner and grower Bill Erdmann. “I like being tucked away…It is not like buying a plant out of a parking lot at Lowes.”

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04/14/19 6:00am
The Long Island Game Farm is opening for the season April 19. (Credit: Long Island Game )

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After a winter spent cooped up inside, it’s time for you and the kids to get out of the house.

And while there’s so much to do on the North Fork. Here are some ways to discover some fun places and activities the whole family can enjoy “off the fork” this spring.

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04/07/19 6:00am

Kerber’s Farms is one of the last remain working farms in Huntington. (Credit: Kerber’s Farms)

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Kerber’s Farm began innocently enough with the construction of a chicken coop in 1941. What was first as a poultry farm was quickly complemented with a farm stand and pie shop. For decades, Kerber’s Farm stood at the same location on Huntington’s Pulaski Road, serving the community fresh produce, chicken, eggs and baked goods. (more…)

03/24/19 6:10am

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Salvatore D’Elia founded Del Fiore Italian Pork Store in Patchogue with family members nearly 50 years ago.

Three years later, he expanded with his Italian market in Rocky Point, where he can still be seen today working alongside his wife and two daughters, who now manage the family business. (more…)