05/24/13 3:50pm

Photo by Peter Blasl Claudio's was jamming all weekend long parking lot full.

After the wineries close for the day, there’s still a ton of live tunes to catch on the North Fork. Our bars and restaurants have plenty in store to have you groovin’ all weekend long. If you missed our roundup of live music at the wineries for Memorial Day weekend, check out The vines are alive with music. (more…)

02/26/13 1:30am
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Film crews work a staging area outside an Ostrander Avenue home in Riverhead Tuesday morning.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Film crews work a staging area outside an Ostrander Avenue home in Riverhead Tuesday morning.

An independent film starring Rory Culkin, the brother of child star Macaulay Culkin, is filming in Riverhead this week.

Rory Culkin

“Gabriel” is about a teenager, played by Mr. Culkin, who goes on a journey to find his first love, said producer Allison Carter. Crews began filming at an Ostrander Avenue house Monday and were continuing the shoot Tuesday morning.

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07/11/12 6:56pm

Wine Press editor Grant Parpan tastes Long Island Spirits’ LiV Vodka on the back deck of the distillery’s tasting room.

Three writers were given a day to tour the North Fork in three very different ways:

1 a trip from NYC

2 a guys’ day out

3 a family outing

Here’s part two of our series:

There we were, three men on the Peconic waterfront, all alone with a big plate of moo-oink balls in front of us.

Nothing says male cuisine like meatballs wrapped in bacon, courtesy of Cody’s BBQ on East Main Street in Riverhead.

The spirit of maleness on the North Fork is exactly what myself and my two friends were trying to experience on our journey across the north and south roads. I viewed my assignment with only one question in mind: Given eight hours of freedom from work and women, what do guys do for fun on the North Fork? (more…)