01/10/19 6:13am

A bbq pulled pork taco and chicken tortilla soup from Lucharitos was our lunch of choice this week. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Walking in to Little Lucharitos in Aquebogue, there was a certain buzz in the air Wednesday afternoon. The crew was gathered with a few patrons in the dining room, looking up at the television screen as News 12 played.

The report they were all watching had to do with the eatery, as funding for its expansion to a third location has been held up by the prolonged shutdown of the federal government.

That’s certainly bad news for fans of the Lucharitos restaurants excited to see it expand to a new location to the southwest of its existing eateries. But the good news for us on the North Fork is we still have the original Lucharitos in Greenport and its younger sibling in Aquebogue.

We stopped in to Aquebogue Wednesday because a lunch special the restaurant had promoted caught our eye.┬á (more…)

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