02/28/19 5:49am

Lauri Spitz defines her own definition of strong. (Credit: David Benthal)

It was one of the biggest days of her life and Lauri Spitz was masking a familiar feeling.

As dozens of people poured into the newly expanded tasting room at Moustache Brewing Co. in Riverhead, which Spitz owns with her husband, Matt, she greeted them with the usual smile and a hug.  (more…)

02/27/19 6:00am

Cover subject Claudia Fleming of The North Fork Table & Inn photographed by David Benthal at Magic Fountain in Mattituck.

The idea of doing a women’s issue of Northforker is something we’d been kicking around for about a year.

And after we did our first special issue about the working waterfront last September, it became clear that this was something we needed to do. (more…)

12/25/18 6:05am

The cover of the September issue photographed by David Benthal.

We expanded our multimedia offerings to include a series of podcasts and Northforker TV. We also added more magazines to our print lineup.

In March, one year after publishing our very first issue of northforker magazine in 2017, we expanded to 10 issues. When we created northforker.com in 2013, we built in sections for the four verbs that best summed up our content: eat, drink, live and breathe.  (more…)

11/24/18 6:05am

A bird’s eye view of Cutchogue. (Credit: David Benthal)

The Long Island Wine Trail begins on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow and continues up Routes 48 and 25 to Greenport. Along the path, there are dozens of wineries, each with its own distinct features.

But the true beginning of Long Island Wine Country exists in Cutchogue, where the first vines were planted and 11 tasting rooms are open today. If there were a capital for Long Island wine, its flag would fly somewhere in the rows at Castello di Borghese, among the oldest vines in the region. (more…)

11/23/18 6:00am

After identifying our a particular tree at Zuhoski Farms on Oregon Road in Cutchogue, we returned with decorations and photographer David Benthal to capture the North Fork at Christmas, northforker style. (Credit: David Benthal)

For those of us at northforker, 2018 marked a year of tremendous growth and hard work.

We expanded from four issues to 10, while also introducing a new long-form monthly video series and several other multimedia projects, including a monthly podcast.

The result, from what we’ve been told, has been an increased awareness and appreciation of our brand. (more…)