First & South’s Wicked Mint delivers all the flavor of a craft cocktail minus the alcohol. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)
Boozy holiday parties and champagne toasts may get the best of us in December.
Now that the calendar has flipped to January, many are hitching a ride on the sober express for a solid month, a practice dubbed “Dry January.” Being alcohol-free doesn’t have to mean curling up at home with your Netflix lineup while watching your pals enjoy happy hour on Facebook. These local bars and restaurants are serving up skillfully executed mocktails to savor without the hangover. (more…)
Marco Pellegrini, executive chef at Caci North Fork. The restuarant once again made Newsday’s list of the best Long Island restaurants. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
Five North Fork restaurants earned coveted spots on Newsday’s annual 100 “Top Long Island Restaurant” list it was revealed on Wednesday.
The list, reported by Newsday food writers Peter Gianotti, Erica Marcus, Corin Hirsch and Pervaiz Shallwani, includes ten entries from the the following ten divisions: bistro, sushi, seafood, cheap eats, fine dining, steak house, Chinese, Italian, Middle Eastern and Indian.
Ricotta, peaches, prosciutto and arugula pesto from Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, one of more than a half dozen restaurants that donated food for the Programa Sueños fundraiser at Bedell Cellars Thursday. (Credit: Grant Parpan photos)
Programa Sueños, a local non-profit that provides education resources to youths in Guatemala, held its annual fundraiser at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue Thursday evening. READ
Bay scallops with pumpkin caponata, prosciutto and crumbled amaretti. (Credit: Caci North Fork)
Whether they’re seared, baked or sautéed, nothing beats a Peconic Bay scallop.
Following opening day yesterday, some North Fork restaurants have pulled out all the stops to showcase this sweet and nutty bivalve. While it wasn’t a great start to the season, you’ll find this shellfish on local restaurant menus until they are gone.
Here are three North Fork restaurants making dishes with the ultra-fresh seafood. Get them while they’re available. (more…)