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…)