02/20/17 3:13pm
The Ram's Head Inn on Shelter Island. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island.
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island has announced that Matt Murphy will assume Executive Chef duties for the upcoming 2017 season. He takes over the duties from former Executive Chef Joe Smith who worked for many years at the Ram’s Head Inn. Owners James and Linda Eklund wish Smith the very best as he embarks on a new venture. (more…)

02/11/17 6:00am
Conversation heart petit fours made from white cake with layers of apricot and raspberry are on the Valentine's weekend menu at Red Maple. (Credit: Red Maple courtesy)

Conversation heart petit fours made from white cake with layers of apricot and raspberry are on the Valentine’s weekend menu at Red Maple. (Credit: Red Maple courtesy)

February is for lovers.

O.K., so the treeless landscape and the cold, bleak days of winter may not make this the most romantic of seasons on Shelter Island, but Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday, and for those in the know, this is a great place to woo and wow the people who mean the most to you.

Here’s how — and where — to do it. (more…)

02/10/17 3:41pm
PORT Waterfront

Ali and Keith Bavaro at PORT Waterfront Bar and Grill in Greenport, their next colloboration. (Credit: Charity Robey_

Long before Ali and Keith Bavaro married in October 2015, they had started two successful businesses, weathered a hurricane and bought a house.

“We definitely have made a commitment to happiness,” Ali said. “If something doesn’t make us happy, we are not going to do it.”

They first set eyes on each other in the fall of 2009 at Sweet Tomato’s. Ali was having lunch with her father. As the waiter approached, she remembered thinking, “I want to be friends with that guy.” (more…)