The Tijuana burger platter at Duffy’s Deli in Jamesport. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
When I lived in Los Angeles, my friends would often speak of their wild overnight trips across the border to Tijuana.
The stories were filled with impulsive thrills and youthful adventure. They always intimidated me.
I was reminded of this the first time I ever noticed the Tijuana burger — our featured menu item in this week’s edition of “What’s for Lunch?”—on the sandwich board at Duffy’s Deli in Jamesport. (more…)
A crooked ladder has connected three North Forkers to beer.
Stephen Wirth, owner of Digger’s in Riverhead, often “kicked around the idea of starting a brewery” with his brother, David Wirth, and Duffy Griffiths, owner of Duffy’s Deli in Riverhead and Jamesport. Their conversations eventually spurred three years of renovations, and Digger’s neighboring 1,600-square-foot building, which was “just sitting there,” says Wirth, opened in July as Crooked Ladder Brewing Company. The appellation’s origin was a photograph, but David, who owns a construction company, and Griffiths, chief of Jamesport Fire Department, are also ladder-linked. (more…)