01/10/18 6:01am

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…)

08/29/17 4:40pm

Chef Stephan Bogardus in the kitchen at North Fork Table and Inn in Southold. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

North Fork Table and Inn chef Stephan Bogardus is scheduled to appear on “The Today Show” Friday morning to demonstrate how to make the restaurant’s famous lobster roll.

“I never thought I would have the opportunity to be able to display what we do here to such a large audience,” Bogardus said. “It’s really humbling.”


07/26/17 5:14pm

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.

Unsurprisingly, two of the best seafood restaurants were in Southold — Southold Fish Market, as well as perennial favorite Noah’s. (more…)

07/07/17 2:09pm

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

06/24/17 6:01am

Jazmin Carrillo donates supplies to a student in December. (Credit: David Benthal)

On a December trip to San Antonio, Guatemala, Jazmin Carrillo and several friends took a group of students from Programa Suenos to a theater.

Never before had the children, some as old as 13, witnessed a live performance. READ

11/08/16 3:24pm
Caci scallop season

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…)

07/20/16 2:26pm
Caci North Fork spring pea budino. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Caci North Fork spring pea budino. (Credit: Randee Daddona/northforker)

Newsday released its 2016 list of the top 100 Long Island restaurants and seven North Fork restaurants made the cut.

Six of them are tried and true favorites, while one is a brand new spot quickly becoming a popular destination.  (more…)