10/05/13 12:00pm
north fork chocolate company

Photo by Rachel Young | Ann Corley, executive director of sales and marketing at North Fork Chocolate Company, with the company’s executive chef, Steve Amaral, at the production kitchen at the Calverton Business Incubator.

It’s been a good year for North Fork Chocolate Company so far, and the fall looks even brighter. This month, the Calverton-based artisanal sweets manufacturer will launch its first retail operation out of the main food court at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

“We’re very excited and happy to do something local for the community,” said owner Ann Corley. “It’s a new niche. There’s nothing like it here at the food court.” (more…)

09/17/13 1:33pm
Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Jeff and Christine McKay (with their daughters Melanie and Yvonne) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to open Vines & Hops in Riverhead Sunday Sept. 22.

Vines & Hops Café and Tavern will have its grand opening celebration Sunday Sept 22 in downtown Riverhead. A ribbon cutting ceremony will kick off at noon with wine, beer, coffee, small plate food and desserts to be served. (more…)

08/11/13 1:00pm
northfound vintage shop

Photo by Rachel Young | Hadley Wiggins, co-owner of North Found vintage shop in Peconic.

Manhattan-based interior designer Hadley Wiggins and her fiancé, clothing designer Daniele Marin, were relaxing at their second home in New Suffolk last October when they decided to drive over to White Flower Farmhouse, a vintage antiques store that had been on Peconic Lane. (more…)

07/31/13 2:16pm
port six three one

Photo by Cyndi Murray | Port Six Three One restaurant will open its doors Thursday August 1 in Southold.

Add two more businesses to the list of new restaurants opening on the North Fork this year.

In Southold Port Six Three One takes over the space occupied years ago by the Sea Shell restaurant and most recently home to a steak house. In Greenport, Tony’s Asian Fusion is expanding to a second North Fork location. (more…)

07/19/13 10:00am
Eddie G. Joe's garage and grill riverhead

Courtesy Photo | Eddie G. will soon open Joe’s Garage and Grill in Riverhead.

Do you like burgers? How about chicken and ribs? Does shrimp sound okay?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you’re going to love eating at Joe’s Garage and Grill when it opens later this summer in downtown Riverhead. (more…)

06/29/13 12:00pm
Photo by Julie Lane | Paspartou is a new retailer on Washington Street, directly across from the Chequit Inn on Shelter Island. It’s owned by former Shelter Ego operator Gosia Regek. Shown are some of the items available at the shop.

Photo by Julie Lane | Paspartou is a new retailer on Washington Street, directly across from the Chequit Inn on Shelter Island. It’s owned by former Shelter Ego operator Gosia Regek. Shown are some of the items available at the shop.

Looking for a hostess gift or something special for yourself? Shelter Islander Gosia Rogek hopes you’ll think of Paspartou, her latest retail shop on Washington Street, opposite the Chequit Inn. She came to Shelter Island in 2000 and she and her husband bought a house here in 2003, she said. (more…)