10/16/19 6:00am

Credit: Farm Country Kitchen

As the seasons change and we begin to enter the cooler months there’s just one thing we’re not ready to give up: dining and imbibing al fresco.

Borrowed from Italians, the phrase “al fresco” means “in the cool air,” and while cool air can be refreshing, having a fire pit or outdoor fireplace nearby makes the outdoor experience all the cozier.

Here are our five picks for venues across the North Fork offering outdoor warmth. (more…)

02/13/19 12:10am

Farm Country Kitchen’s fire pits provide so much warmth, you’ll (almost) forget it’s winter. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

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Farm Country Kitchen in Riverhead has a reputation for great food and breathtaking views of the Peconic River. The lawn is packed with hungry diners come summer, but in the winter the restaurant offers another unique way for patrons to enjoy the outdoors. When the nights get longer and the temperatures colder, Farm Country Kitchen lights the fire pits on its outdoor patio. (more…)

05/08/17 6:03am
The Maria Panini at Farm Country Kitchen in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Maria panini at Farm Country Kitchen in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto know what’s good.

The Good Day New York hosts featured Farm Country Kitchen owner Tom Carson and chef Todd Sabatini during a Good Day Café segment which aired on Thursday morning. And Carson and Sabatini brought along a spread of the Riverhead restaurant’s delicious, fresh fare including arugula salad with edible flowers and a dish made with Crescent Duck Farm duck. (more…)

10/27/16 6:01am
Touch of Venice Cutchogue

The dining room at Touch of Venice in Cutchogue, which we recommend visiting during Long Island Restaurant Week. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Long Island Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend at dozens of restaurants across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The $27.95 prix fixe deals run from Sunday, Oct. 30, to Sunday, Nov. 6 — except Saturday, when some restaurants only offer the deal until 7 p.m.

Don’t know where to dine this time? Here are four suggestions to try on the East End.

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04/28/15 6:00am
The Maria panini at Farm Country Kitchen in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Maria panini at Farm Country Kitchen in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It’s been almost a year since we launched our weekly column “What’s For Lunch,” where we profile all the delicious mid-day meals available on the North Fork.

In that time, we’ve eaten at dozens of eateries and have learned that going out for a NoFo meal, even lunch, usually doesn’t come cheap. But there are a few places that offer delicious options at bargain prices. (more…)

01/12/15 9:00am
The Maria panini at Farm Country Kitchen in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Maria panini at Farm Country Kitchen in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Farm Country Kitchen, the hidden gem eatery located on the Peconic River in Riverhead, received a very favorable review from the New York Times this week.

The waterfront dining spot, known for its tasty menu offerings as well as the view, was rated “very good” by Times food critic Kurt Wenzel.

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