06/24/19 6:00am

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Ever meet a staffer who greets you with a smile at a local restaurant or bar and say, “I wish I got to know more about that person.”

It happens to our staff all the time as we come across interesting people with big personalities making a living at cafés, markets, wineries and shops across the North Fork. (more…)

11/19/18 7:00pm

The former Porto Bello restaurant on Route 48 in Mattituck is being turned into North Fork Roadhouse. (Credit: Rachel Siford)

For nearly a decade, the former Porto Bello restaurant building on Route 48 in Mattituck has sat empty, its facade hidden by overgrown vines. 

The 5,000-square-foot building will soon be revived as a tasting room-style establishment known as the North Fork Roadhouse. READ

04/11/15 10:10am
A bottle of McCall Wines' new 2014 Marjorie's Rosé. (Credit: courtesy photo)

A bottle of McCall Wines’ new 2014 Marjorie’s Rosé. (Credit: courtesy photo)

As you may already know, “Spring Watch 2015” is in full effect here at northforker, where we’re eagerly documenting the return of the area’s seasonal businesses. This week, April showers had us feeling gloomy — but we’re uplifted by the reopening of the following wineries and restaurants. (more…)

08/21/14 11:00am
Diana DiVello and Haase cheers to their weekly day off. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Diana DiVello and Bob Haase cheers to their weekly day off. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

On any given summer Saturday, restaurant owner Diana DiVello, 56, can be seen greeting guests, slinging cocktails and helping servers learn the ropes.

At the same time, her husband Bob Haase, 55, can be found adding the final touches to a diner’s plate, or tracking down paper for check printers that never seem to stay filled. (more…)

07/27/13 2:00pm

waterfront restaurants north fork

Island = Water. Choosing to live (and visit) surrounded by water, it makes sense that we love to dine in a restaurant with a water view.

The North Fork and Shelter Island have many — and nothing sets the mood like a great view.

The shores are dotted with fine-dining and casual options to take in a meal on the water. (more…)

04/16/12 7:20pm

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Lucy Senesac of Porto Bello finished in third place in Sunday morning’s Great Waiter Race in Greenport.

Food and drink servers from several North Fork restaurants and wineries took to the streets of Greenport Sunday morning for the Great Waiter Race to benefit health and wellness activities at Eastern Long Island Hospital.

Sponsored by The Market and Body Armor drinks, the race required waiters to balance a wine glass and a bottle of Body Armor on a tray while they walked as fast as they could from the Opportunity Shop on Main Street, down to Claudio’s dock and over to Front Street, ending in front of The Market. (Visit The Market’s Facebook page.) (more…)