10/25/15 11:25am
Vine Street Café placed third for its dish. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Vine Street Café placed third for its mushroom bolognese sauce with penne pasta, tomato, parmesan and parsley. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Touch of Venice made a mushroom crostini with maitake, shiitake, oyster mushrooms, wild arugula, ricotta and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Grana of Jamesport made a bruschetta with roasted oyster mushroom, toasted walnut pesto and mushroom aioli dish.

While Shelter Island’s Vine Street Café served up a mushroom bolognese sauce with penne pasta, tomato, parmesan and parsley.

But the star of the shows was Noah’s with its duck confit and shiitake mushroom pan-fried dumplings, served with a mushroom and cabbage slaw in an orange miso sauce. (more…)

04/22/15 6:00am
Eileen Duffy

Eileen Duffy with her dog Ukie, 3, a shelter rescue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The year was 1990. The wine was a Bedell Cellars merlot.

That’s when Eileen Duffy, author of the new book “Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island” (Cider Mill Press), caught the Long Island wine bug. She was in graduate school and waiting tables at chef Larry Forgione’s An American Place, a pioneering Manhattan restaurant in the “local” movement. (more…)

12/20/13 11:30am
Photo by Daniel Gonzalez

Photo by Daniel Gonzalez | Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks will headline the Winterfest kickoff concert at The Suffolk Theater.

The premiere North Fork event of the winter season is changing its name and its tune in 2014. Formerly known as Jazz on the Vine, the newly christened Live on the Vine is an amped up version of the popular festival — literally.  (more…)