07/02/18 5:55am

Joe Coleman and other mixologists walk us through how to make a perfect margarita at home. (Credit: David Benthal)

It’s hard to pinpoint the origin of the margarita. The tequila cocktail has been served in many forms, from frozen concoctions to a sickly sweet mix of heavy-handed triple sec.

But North Fork mixologists are here to tell you the perfect margarita is, in one word, simple — both in terms of ingredients and ease when it comes to mixing up a batch at home.  (more…)

06/16/16 7:36am

Walking through Greenport Village, several bars and restaurants might catch your eye before you notice Brix & Rye. Located on the basement level of Stirling Square, the establishment is practically hidden from the village that surrounds it.

Anyone who has made the trip down the staircase into the bar, however, has surely taken notice of the exposed brick and dim lighting that combine with classic cocktails and live music to create a unique atmosphere.

They’re also sure to remember the man fixing their drink.  (more…)

05/28/16 6:20am
Girls films in Greenport in 2013. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Girls films in Greenport in 2013. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Ever since you were little, you might have wanted to be like some of the people you watched on the big screen. Now, thanks to a piece published in the New York Post May 23, you can at least vacation like them.  (more…)

12/27/15 6:01am
This sign from the General Wayne inn hangs at Brix and Rye. (Credit: Caroline Rochetta, courtesy)

This sign from the General Wayne inn hangs at Brix and Rye. (Credit: Caroline Rochetta, courtesy)

A company can go out of business, but that doesn’t mean it disappears completely.

Whether it’s an old sign, a photographic advertisement or even a vintage burlap sack, remnants of extinct businesses are everywhere on the North Fork — and many are currently in use as decorations at local restaurants.

Some artifacts, like the General Wayne Inn sign that now hangs on a wall at Brix & Rye in Greenport, are conspicuous. Others, like the wood from a former bowling alley that was used to construct the bar at Dark Horse Restaurant in Riverhead, are much more subtle.

Read on to learn the stories behind four local examples we recently came across recently. (more…)

08/02/14 9:00am
The bar at Brix & Rye in Greenport. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

The bar at Brix & Rye in Greenport. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Brix & Rye, the new drink lounge operated by Rolling in Dough pizza truck owner Matt Michel, quietly opened its doors Thursday night.

The Greenport business will only accept cash for the for first days, according to Rolling in Dough’s Facebook page. (more…)