01/26/17 6:01am
Riverhead Grill

Sunny and Jim Liszanckie inside their downtown Riverhead restaurant, which will be called Sunny’s Diner and Grill. (Credit: Nicole Smith)

Sitting in the back at the Riverhead Diner and Grill, it’s sometimes difficult to hear Sunny Liszanckie and her husband, Jim, over the sound of a buzzing mechanical saw.

The couple is hard at work overhauling the longtime East Main Street eatery they purchased Jan. 13. Frequenters of the establishment need not worry, though.

The Liszanckies say they aren’t making any major changes. Rather, they’re “freshening up” the property, making sure to preserve the history of the popular eatery.

“We love the charm of it,” Ms. Liszanckie said of the business, which was founded in 1932. “It’s been around for so long we want to keep it mostly the same, keep the charm of the place.” (more…)

01/06/15 10:01am
Riverhead Diner & Grill owner Liz Strebel (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Diner & Grill owner Liz Strebel (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Diner & Grill is making changes in 2015. And considering owner Liz Strebel plans to sell the business the following year, you better get it while you can.

The downtown Riverhead eatery is now serving beer and wine beverages to enjoy with its eats, something that hasn’t been offered at that location since 1999. (more…)

07/13/12 6:53pm

How did Author Laura Huber manage to survive one full day out on the North Fork with her husband and two young children.

Three writers were given a day to tour the North Fork in three very different ways:

1 a trip from NYC

2 a guys’ day out

3 a family outing

Here’s part two of our series:

As every parent knows, taking kids anywhere is an adventure (read: chore).

So when I was offered the assignment of going out to the wineries with my husband and two young boys, my initial excitement was overcome by terror and anxiety.

What in the world was I going to do with this group? (more…)