12/14/16 10:59am
Jamesport Manor Inn in Jamesport.

Jamesport Manor Inn in Jamesport. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Looking to stay out of the kitchen on Christmas Eve? Many North Fork eateries will be open, with some offering something special the night before Christmas.

Here are five North Fork restaurants serving a decadent Christmas Eve menu on Saturday, Dec. 24. (more…)

05/02/16 6:07am
Greenport Village during the Tall Ships festival earlier this month. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A bustling Greenport Village during the 2015 Tall Ships festival. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Take mom shopping in Greenport on Saturday, May 7 for the first-ever Mom-a-thon, a pre-Mother’s Day sidewalk sale full of food, fun and deals.

Sponsored by the Greenport Business Improvement District, local merchants and village officials hope to draw visitors in the same tradition as the annual Greenport Maritime Festival and last year’s Tall Ships Festival.

“We’re trying to enliven the business district for the coming season and kicking it off with this Mother’s Day event,” said Caroline Waloski, BID Promotion Liaison and owner of The Sirens’ Song Gallery in Greenport. (more…)

09/30/15 6:35am
Northforker file photo

Northforker file photo

Oyster lovers unite.

This Sunday, Oct. 4th is Sparkling Pointe Winery’s 4th annual Local Oyster Showcase.

The event spotlights local oyster farmers as local chefs use their oysters in delicious recipes. Along with the shellfish extravaganza, guests can also sample Sparkling Pointe wines and listen to live jazz.

“The oysters are in season now, which is nice,” said Sparkling Pointe marketing coordinator Kelsey Cheslock.  “And they’re just at the beginning of their season, which is even better.”

Guests will  sample oysters from three local oyster farms. They will include oysters from Ketcham’s Seafarm, which produces Peconic Gold oysters in Peconic Bay, Harvest Moon Shellfish which produces the Eastern 0yster, also in Peconic Bay and Noank Agriculture Cooperative, which grow Peconic Pearl oysters in Southold Bay.

“The premise of the event is to have the oysters served raw on the halfshell by their farmer,” Cheslock added. “Then the farmers are also going to pair up with one or two of the restaurants that we are showcasing as well.”

Guests will also sample the oysters in delectable dishes made by chefs from The Frisky Oyster, Blue Canoe, First + South, A Lure & A Mano and The Kitchen by Waterside Caterers.

“It’s a chance for all of our guests; locals, Long Islanders and guests from New York City to really connect with our local community as well as our local oyster farmers and local chefs after this very busy season,” Cheslock said.

The oyster showcase runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.  Tickets and information are available at www.sparklingpointe.com or by calling (631) 765-0200.

Pre-sale tickets are $40 per person and include a dozen oysters, a glass of Sparkling Pointe wine and reserved seating, according to  Cheslock.

“There is no limit to tickets [sold[, we’ll just keep going through oysters and going through wine,” she said.

Sparkling Pointe Winery is located at 39750 County Road 48 in Southold.

09/13/13 8:00am
Courtesy photo by Katelyn Luce | Peconic Escargot co-owners Taylor Knapp and Sean Nethercott on the acre of land in Cutchogue they hope to lease from Peconic Land Trust in order to raise snails.

Courtesy photo by Katelyn Luce | Peconic Escargot co-owners Taylor Knapp and Sean Nethercott on the acre of land in Cutchogue they hope to lease from Peconic Land Trust in order to raise snails.

He hails from “meat and potato country,” but Greenport chef Taylor Knapp, who grew up just outside Indianapolis, says sampling unusual cuisine wasn’t atypical for his family.

“I think my grandfather had a lot of influence in my food interests,” Mr. Knapp, 25, said last week while on the deck at Greenport’s First & South restaurant, where he’s executive chef. “He was an adventurous eater and taught his grandkids to be the same way.” (more…)