Our most-read Shelter Island stories of 2016

SALT Waterfront Bar & Grill on Shelter Island. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

SALT Waterfront Bar & Grill on Shelter Island. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

From the down home flavor of the Shelter Island Pharmacy to the upscale, yet laid back vibe at SALT, we pride ourselves on telling our readers about the fun places to eat and play on Shelter Island.

And we look forward to bringing you all the best Island happenings in 2017.

These were our most-read Shelter Island stories of the year.

5. The laid-back waterfront recipe behind Shelter Island’s SALT

SALT Waterfront Bar & Grill is located next to the Island Boatyard & Marina on Shelter Island. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

SALT Waterfront Bar & Grill is located next to the Island Boatyard & Marina on Shelter Island. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Where locals are treated like celebrities and celebrities are treated like locals.

That’s how we described Shelter Island’s SALT in a summer profile in the Long Island Wine Press.

You can read that story here.

4. New York Times’ best-reviewed restaurants on Shelter Island, North Fork

Clockwise from top left: Noah’s; The Frisky Oyster; Petulant Wino and Jamesport Manor Inn.

Clockwise from top left: Noah’s; The Frisky Oyster; Petulant Wino and Jamesport Manor Inn.

The New York Times quietly ended its coverage of the Long Island dining scene this year, but here you can see some of their most favorable reviews of year’s past.

3. We love the old-fashioned counter at Shelter Island Pharmacy

Shelter Island Pharmacy owner Greg Ofrias presenting an egg cream to go. (Credit: Ambrose Clancy)

Shelter Island Pharmacy owner Greg Ofrias presenting an egg cream to go. (Credit: Ambrose Clancy)

This love letter to the counter at Shelter Island Pharmacy was one of our most-read posts of the year. Although the story was written in 2015, it’s a fun article to revisit, especially if you are missing the Island.

2. The Ram’s Head Inn presented its new ‘Harbor Hall’

Ram's Head Inn owner Linda Eklund in the newly restored "Harbor Hall" (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Ram’s Head Inn owner Linda Eklund in the newly restored “Harbor Hall” (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Everything old is new again at the Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island.

In the midst of a $20,000 renovation to the bar, lounge and guest rooms, owners  James and Linda Eklund are turning back the clock and restoring their historic inn to its original state.

Read the full story here.

1. HGTV’s Island Life came to Shelter Island

Liss Larsen relaxing in the living room of her Shelter Island home. One of her photographs hangs on the wall behind her. (Credit: Annette Hinkle)

Liss Larsen relaxing in the living room of her Shelter Island home. One of her photographs hangs on the wall behind her. (Credit: Annette Hinkle)

“Island Life” is a program that profiles real people as they house hunt on the island of their dreams with a realtor and film crew in tow. The HGTV series filmed on Shelter Island this year.

Read the full story here.