02/24/18 6:15am

Bedell Cellars was one of several local wineries to pour at the event. (Photo credit: Krysten Massa)

Long Island Winterfest launched its 11th season with a kickoff party at Hotel Indigo East End Friday.  (more…)

10/26/16 6:26pm
North Fork Chocolate Aquebogue

North Fork Chocolate Company is now a chocolatier and private party space in Aquebogue (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Already well known for chocolates that are as lovely as they are flavorful, North Fork Chocolate Company is now renting space for private parties and events.

The owners of the Aquebogue chocolatier created the party room without having to swing a hammer or knock down a single wall. Instead, they expanded into the connected space next door, which was left empty when Peconic River Yoga owner Kate Alesio sold the business last year.

“It had been empty for several months before we even started thinking about it,” said North Fork Chocolate Company co-owner Ann Corley. “But everybody kept coming to that door trying to find us, not realizing they had to walk a little bit further, so finally we thought, ‘how can we make this work?'” (more…)

05/03/16 6:01am
Whole Le Crepe at last year's Taste of the East End event (Credit: Long Island Aquarium)

Tina Paola of Whole Le Crepe at last year’s Taste of the East End event (Credit: Long Island Aquarium)

Sample all the East End has to offer at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center’s second annual Taste the East End event, scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 29.

It’s an evening that highlights the foods, craft beverages and wines that are locally sourced, cultivated and brewed on both of Long Island’s forks.

“We wanted an event that showcases everything that the East End has to offer all in one special night,” said Long Island Aquarium event coordinator Nicole Buckley. (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.


02/13/15 6:00am
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.'s Peconic tasting room. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.’s Peconic tasting room. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

If you and your S.O. are more into craft beer and comfort food than five star reservations, we found the perfect way to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day. (more…)