02/21/19 6:00am

The peach dragon smoothie and southwest soup are the perfect healthy meal combo for a blustery February day. (Credit: Kate Nalepinski)

Simply Sublime, the petite corner restaurant on the Main Road in Cutchogue, is the quintessential lunch stop for the health conscious, people with restricted diets or folks who are just craving a tasty bite.

Juices, smoothies, açaí bowls, soups and salads are staples of the eatery, with a lengthy list of drinks and sandwiches sure to please vegans, vegetarians and those with gluten-allergies. (more…)

02/07/19 6:01am

Deciding on who makes the best wings on the North Fork is no easy task.

It ultimately comes down to the type of wings you crave, I suppose. Phil’s, for example, has a char-grilled take on Buffalo wings that’s hard not to like. If it’s something a little different you desire, the Crescent Farm duck wings at American Beech will not disappoint.

But when I think of wings in Riverhead or Southold towns, there’s one place that leaps to mind as a true classic, a legendary haunt for fried chicken, and that’s Spicy’s BBQ in Riverhead.  (more…)

01/17/19 6:10am

The Korean fried chicken sandwich from Wednesday’s Table. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Every so often, I’ll eat something and ask myself if it’s the best (fill in the blank) I’ve ever had.

It’s pure hyperbole, but we all do it right? 

“Oh these wings are incredible. Best ever!” “You won’t find a tastier burrito anywhere else!”

After seeing an Instagram post this week that Wednesday’s Table  posted of its Korean fried chicken sandwich — which aptly included the words “what’s for lunch” — I ventured out to the Southold breakfast and lunch spot to give it a try. (more…)

01/10/19 6:13am

A bbq pulled pork taco and chicken tortilla soup from Lucharitos was our lunch of choice this week. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Walking in to Little Lucharitos in Aquebogue, there was a certain buzz in the air Wednesday afternoon. The crew was gathered with a few patrons in the dining room, looking up at the television screen as News 12 played.

The report they were all watching had to do with the eatery, as funding for its expansion to a third location has been held up by the prolonged shutdown of the federal government.

That’s certainly bad news for fans of the Lucharitos restaurants excited to see it expand to a new location to the southwest of its existing eateries. But the good news for us on the North Fork is we still have the original Lucharitos in Greenport and its younger sibling in Aquebogue.

We stopped in to Aquebogue Wednesday because a lunch special the restaurant had promoted caught our eye.  (more…)

08/23/17 6:10am

A lobster roll from PORT in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Anyone familiar with the North Fork restaurant scene knows the tried and true spots that make excellent lobster rolls.

Claudio’s serves a famous one. Southold Fish Market and its version are included in almost every roundup of places to eat on the North Fork. Heck, the man who is sometimes credited with INVENTING the sandwich ran a restaurant here called “The Lobster Roll” until earlier this year.

So, when I kept hearing about the standout lobster roll at newcomer PORT Waterfront Bar & Grill, the recently opened waterfront eatery on Greenport’s Third Street, it piqued my interest. (more…)