05/26/19 6:00am

Off the Fork is a recurring series every Sunday on northforker.com, in which our staff writes about happenings and places we appreciate elsewhere on Long Island and beyond.

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It may seem unlikely to turn to 12-square-mile Shelter Island for authentic Mexican food, but if you’re hankering for fresh south-of-the-border specialties after a long day paddle boarding or hiking through Mashomack Preserve, look no further than Maria’s Kitchen.

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03/17/15 9:19am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Maria Schultheis in her Kitchen on North Ferry Road.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Maria Schultheis in her Kitchen on North Ferry Road.

Maria Schultheis was working in the kitchen at Greeny’s, a store that would become her own Maria’s Kitchen, when she saw a heart appear on a piece of foil covering a steaming pot of quinoa and vegetable soup. The unmistakable shape formed like a black and white photo developing in a darkroom. So she framed it. (more…)

02/14/15 11:00am
Gelen Giron, Gilberto Leon and Emma Rodriguez of Tikal 1. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Gelen Giron, Gilberto Leon and Emma Rodriguez of Tikal 1. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Mexican cuisine meets Guatemalan spice at a recently opened eatery in Greenport.

Tikal 1, which opened its doors on Front Street late last month, is the new venture from Southold couple Carlos Gonzalez and his wife Emma Rodriguez as well as Rodriguez’s daughter Gelen Giron and her husband Gilberto Leon. The younger pair live in Greenport. (more…)