06/07/19 5:55am

The Saucy Sally with beet, mint and pom seeds is one of the drinks on the ‘cocktail’ list. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Looking for a fun night out on the town with friends sans the morning hangover? You’re not alone.

The growing “sober curious” trend has more people occasionally forgoing traditional cocktails, wine and beer in an attempt to lead a healthier lifestyle. The idea is to give up the alcohol, but not the social perks of meeting pals at the bar. (more…)

04/03/18 4:10am

The Bliss at The Giving Room features turmeric as a relieving ingredient. (Credit: David Benthal photos)

To categorize juicing as a health food fad is like calling rosé a trendy wine — both have been around for centuries, have recently surged in popularity and aren’t going out of style anytime soon.

They are also both best pursued in moderation.  (more…)

11/27/15 10:37am

Smallbiz

After waiting on long lines outside big box stores and circling parking lots three or four times trying to find a decent spot during the Black Friday craziness, it’s time to  your support for local small business owners and their goods.

Tomorrow Nov. 28 is Small Business Saturday, a day  when local businesses from Riverhead to Orient (and across the country) are offering special deals and discounts.

Here are 10 Small Business Saturday deals on the North Fork:

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12/18/14 9:00am
Salad and a "Brain Shot" from The Giving Room in Southold. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Salad and a “Brain Shot” from The Giving Room in Southold. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

In the mood for a mid-day meal that will lift you up instead of weigh you down? Head to The Giving Room in Southold, one of the few North Fork places to offer a menu with so many vegan and organic options.

In this week’s edition of “What For Lunch?” we recommend the kale salad with a side of “Brain Shot” juice. (more…)

08/27/14 7:00am
A bottle of "Flu Shot" from The Giving Room in Southold. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A bottle of “Flu Shot” from The Giving Room in Southold. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The changing of the seasons could mean achy joints, stuffy noses and a sore throat are heading your way.

Whether you’re spending the last days of your summer vacation here or just trying to make it through the work week, no one wants to battle a nasty case of the common cold. (more…)

05/29/14 3:00pm
Brady Rymer will perform for a Peconic Community School fundraiser at Hallockville Museum Farm on Saturday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Brady Rymer will perform for a Peconic Community School fundraiser at Hallockville Museum Farm on Saturday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Take the kids to hear some Brady Rymer tunes, grab a slice of gourmet pizza from Rolling in Dough and enjoy an ice cream cone from Joe & Liza’s, all for a good cause this Saturday, May 31.

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