07/23/18 7:06am

Ever meet a staffer who greets you with a smile at a local restaurant or bar and say, “I wish I got to know more about that person.”

It happens to our staff all the time as we come across interesting people with big personalities making a living at cafés, markets, wineries and shops across the North Fork.

We recently sat down and made a list of some of our favorite folks we’ve come across and called them in for a series of brief interviews we’re calling “Fast Chat.” We’re kicking off the series this week with Lauren Lombardi of Lombardi’s Love Lane Market in Mattituck.  (more…)

07/07/17 2:09pm

Ricotta, peaches, prosciutto and arugula pesto from Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, one of more than a half dozen restaurants that donated food for the Programa Sueños fundraiser at Bedell Cellars Thursday. (Credit: Grant Parpan photos)

Programa Sueños, a local non-profit that provides education resources to youths in Guatemala, held its annual fundraiser at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue Thursday evening. READ

06/24/17 6:01am

Jazmin Carrillo donates supplies to a student in December. (Credit: David Benthal)

On a December trip to San Antonio, Guatemala, Jazmin Carrillo and several friends took a group of students from Programa Suenos to a theater.

Never before had the children, some as old as 13, witnessed a live performance. READ

05/08/17 6:01am
The Farm Beyond is coming to Love Lane in Mattituck. (Credit: Melissa Henrey, courtesy)

The Farm Beyond is coming to Love Lane in Mattituck. (Credit: Melissa Henrey, courtesy)

Love the unique farm-grown foraged offerings from The Farm Beyond?

The Southold farm now offers its certified organic produce and foraged specialties, like stinging nettles and miner’s lettuce, at Lombardi’s Love Lane Market in Mattituck. (more…)

06/02/16 8:00am
Love Lane Kitchen's outdoor patio (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Love Lane Kitchen’s outdoor patio (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The popular First Fridays is returning to Mattituck’s Love Lane from 6 to 9 p.m. this Friday.

Created last year, the four-date event is a collaborative effort by Love Lane merchants to attract tourists and locals to visit after hours, stay late and enjoy what the area has to offer.

11/05/15 6:06am
Miloski's Poultry Farm, pictured above, will have turkeys for sale starting Nov. 22. Call for more info. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Miloski’s Poultry Farm, pictured above, will have Thanksgiving turkeys for sale starting Saturday, Nov. 21. Call 631-727-0239 for more info. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Perhaps you fancy yourself a skilled and diligent home chef and are a planning an elaborate homemade Thanksgiving feast worthy of a Martha Stewart Living spread, or at the very least, a Pinterest pin.

If so, this post isn’t for you. (more…)

02/21/15 7:00am
The board at Goldberg's Famous Bagels in Mattituck. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The board at Goldberg’s Famous Bagels in Mattituck. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The North Fork may be best known as Long Island’s Wine Country, a second-home haven where tourists flock every summer.

But some Suffolk County business owners have realized the North Fork has something more to offer than wineries and idyllic scenery: loyal customers. And those entrepreneurs are cashing in. (more…)