08/30/19 6:00am

Charlie Manwaring at Southold Fish Market. (Credit: David Benthal)

For some people on the North Fork, the fish life is the only one they’ve ever known.

That’s certainly the case for Southold Fish Market owner Charlie Manwaring, who proudly recalls waking up at daybreak in his youth to go scalloping near Robins Island with his father, a commercial fisherman.

“It was a big thing for us,” Manwaring recalls. “During scallop season, you woke up early and you had to be the first one there.” (more…)

07/07/18 6:10am

Grilling is America’s most popular way to cook, but many devotees steer clear of fish. It’s famously fragile, and can stick to the grill grate. Turn it too soon, and you’ll tear the delicate flesh into pieces, ending up with something that looks like you backed a car over it. (more…)

09/13/17 6:19am

Lisa Kaytis of Southold stands near a pile of scallops at Southold Fish Market in 2015. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Tom Colicchio is one of the most well known New York chefs, so it’s no surprise that when Vogue reached out to kitchen celebrities for their favorite food memories they turned to the part-time North Fork resident. (more…)

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…)

07/20/16 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…)

04/28/16 6:21am
lobster roll

l The lobster roll from Southold Fish Market. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The menu board calls it “The Best Lobster Roll” and, well, you won’t hear an argument from us.

As the temps rise, the flowers bloom and the seasonal visitors begin taking weekend trips out east, nothing tastes quite as good as a lobster roll from Southold Fish Market ($20), our weekly lunch pick.

The lobster salad is exceptional, with thick chunks of claw, little filler and the perfect amount of dressing. The brioche roll is buttery and fresh. The shoestring fries will disappear before you know it (you can opt for salad, but why do that to yourself?). It is also served with coleslaw. (more…)