04/19/17 10:08am
Long Island Wine Press

Matt Michel of 1943 Pizza Bar. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Great pizza is the holy grail for countless Americans, so it’s not surprising that the wood-fired pies from Rolling in Dough, Southold restaurateur Matthew Michel’s aptly named food truck, quickly amassed an East End following when the business was featured in a 2009 Vogue magazine spread.

“The issue came out in August and I started getting a bunch of Hamptons parties,” said Michel, who is 33 and grew up in West Haven, Conn. “Since then, it’s really taken off.”

In less than a decade, Rolling in Dough, which operates from a retrofitted 1943 K-6 International Harvester truck, has developed a loyal base of East End customers who tend to book parties a year in advance. Demand is so high, in fact, that Michel recently purchased a second truck, which he hopes will be operational by early June. (more…)

05/29/15 7:00am
BBQ Bill's Pig Stop cockail

Photo by Carrie Miller

The sun has set, it’s after dinner, but you don’t want the night to end. Or maybe you just spent the day at the beach and are looking to enjoy those great happy hour specials. Either way, an expertly crafted cocktail can enhance the experience.

Here are five North Fork spots to grab a drink this summer. (more…)

03/07/15 9:00am
Anthony Nappa's Anomaly, a white pinot noir, is on one wine blog's list of 12 Long Island wines you should be drinking now. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

Anthony Nappa’s Anomaly, a white pinot noir, is on one wine blog’s list of 12 Long Island wines you should be drinking now. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo)

These are the 12 Long Island wines you should be drinking, according to one wine blog.

The good news? They’re all made on the North Fork. (more…)

03/05/15 5:00pm
Evan Bucholz and Sheri Winter Clarry at Brix & Rye in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Evan Bucholz and Sheri Winter Clarry at Brix & Rye in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

As I stare out at the snow falling in front of me, I can’t believe it’s that time of year when we “spring ahead.”

If you remember, last year at this time I wrote, or more accurately complained about, that notorious “missing hour.” (more…)