09/06/17 6:05am

AMP Architecture is a small Mattituck firm owned by three Mattituck High School alumni, Anthony Portillo, Brooke Epperson and Kyle Edstrom.

The firm does business across Long Island and in the city, but home is where the partners’ hearts are. Growing up on the North Fork, and still living out here today, they share an admiration for many of the old and new buildings in the area.  READ

07/11/16 2:20pm

Magic Fountain ice cream

As you’re stopped at the traffic light in front of Magic Fountain on Main Road in Mattituck, you can’t help but notice a sign listing off a variety of unique ice cream flavors.

With all of its ice cream made from scratch, the Mattituck mainstay likes to play on the risky side of the ice cream spectrum.  (more…)

08/01/15 2:04pm
Harbes Sweet Corn Custard (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Harbes Sweet Corn Custard
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Terms like “farm fresh” and “locally sourced” are usually reserved for North Fork restaurants and food festivals. But they also extend to North Fork ice cream as well, as more farms and stores create their own homemade confections. Where else could you eat sweet corn ice cream, order two scoops of “Peconic Swamp Thing” or try a flavor called America?

“Corn is one of the biggest crops here on the farm,” explained Ed Harbes, manager of Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck. “With 50 acres of corn, we sell fresh corn, ready to eat corn and we do roasted corn, so we thought during the summer our customers would enjoy a corn custard. Custard is a type of ice cream that has more egg content, so it’s richer and creamier. To that we add our own sweet, roasted corn, puree it down and incorporate it into the custard base. People are really enjoying that flavor of ice cream and we’ll serve it as long as the corn season lasts, which is usually to the end of October.”

Harbes Family Farm is located at 715 Sound Avenue in Mattituck. They’re open everyday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 631-298-8000.


03/28/15 11:04am
Rita Winkler inside Vines and Branches new Front Street location on Friday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Rita Winkler inside Vines and Branches’ new Front Street location on Friday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Less means more for gourmet olive oil and vinegar boutique Vines & Branches.

It’s been one week since the shop opened in its new, smaller, storefront on Front Street in Greenport — and owner Rita Winkler said she’s expanded her product line to include several other specialty provisions customers have been craving. The new offerings include dips, spreads, seasonings and other types of oils such as avocado and pistachio. (more…)

09/03/14 12:45pm
Pumpkin ice cream from Magic Fountain in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Pumpkin ice cream from Magic Fountain in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Your friends are posting photos of pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin beers on Instagram, but you don’t feel quite ready for those hotter and heartier drinks yet.

Order a more weather appropriate treat and enjoy the best of summer and autumn with pumpkin ice cream from Magic Fountain in Mattituck. (more…)