06/20/17 1:41pm

Sugar kelp, one of the most widely cultivated seaweeds in the world, could be a viable Long Island crop. (Credit: Courtesy)

It’s a nutritious and sustainable crop taken from our local waters, but you’ve likely never tasted it.

It’s kelp, and this ingredient will be featured at a tasting dinner prepared by chef Noah Schwartz at noah’s on Friday, June 23. A portion of proceeds will benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program. (more…)

06/11/17 10:14am
PORT Waterfront Bar and Grill

Keith and Ali Bavaro inside the tiki bar at the all new PORT Waterfront Bar and Grill. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A pair of Shelter Island restaurateurs are bringing their brand of laid-back waterfront dining across the moat.

Keith and Ali Bavaro recently opened PORT Waterfront Bar and Grill on Greenport’s Third Street. It’s an offshoot of Shelter Island’s SALT, which they also own. There you will find steamed clams, lobster rolls and burgers which you can enjoy while overlooking the North Ferry and Greenport Harbor.

“It’s a come as you are, feel good kind of place with approachable food and a local, seafood-driven menu,” Mr. Bavaro said. (more…)

05/18/17 3:40pm
Steamed pork and sesame dumplings served at the Manhattan restaurant The Lucky Bee. (Credit: The Lucky Bee, courtesy.)

Steamed pork and sesame dumplings served at the Manhattan restaurant The Lucky Bee. (Credit: The Lucky Bee, courtesy.)

The Lucky Bee, the Manhattan-based restaurant which hosted a popular pan-Asian cuisine pop-up restaurant in Greenport last fall, will NOT open a permanent spot in the village this year as previously reported.

But the Bee will still serve its dishes in Greenport this summer. (more…)

05/11/17 1:10pm
Lauren and Bill Tancredi

Lauren and Bill Tancredi inside their new store, Sprout Natural Parenting. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

There are many reasons for progressive-minded parents to stop into the all new Sprout Natural Parenting store, which is located just off Greenport’s Front Street and opens today.

But if you have a toddler who has shown resistance to potty training, these two words might just be your saving grace — tiny toilet. (more…)

05/10/17 6:01am
A scene from the Shelter Island Histroical Society Farmers Market. (Credit: Shelter Island Historical Society, courtesy)

A scene from the Shelter Island Historical Society Farmers Market. (Credit: Shelter Island Historical Society, courtesy)

It’s back! Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the popular Farmers Market at Shelter Island Historical Society returns for the 2017 summer season. Opening day is Saturday, May 27 and the market will operate from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday through September 2 at the Historical Society’s headquarters on Route 114. (more…)

05/09/17 11:52am
Evan and Caroline Gappelberg inside their store Hampton Chocolate Factory in Westhampton Beach. The couple are opening a location in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Evan and Caroline Gappelberg inside their store Hampton Chocolate Factory in Westhampton Beach. The couple are opening a location in Greenport. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

North Fork visitors are used to tastings of merlot, cabernet franc and chardonnay.

But how about a flight of pecan caramels, marshmallow squares and toffee bark with almond and dark chocolate?

Hampton Chocolate Factory, which opened a Westhampton Beach storefront one year ago, is expanding to Greenport this summer. The new shop will be located at 117 Main Street, right next to Claudio’s.  (more…)