07/18/17 2:25pm

Alex Vinash and Brent Pelton inside the American Beech hotel reception and boutique located in Greenport’s Stirling Square. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The revitalization of Greenport’s Stirling Square will be virtually complete with the anticipated opening of American Beech hotel reception and boutique this weekend.

Proprietor Brent Pelton hopes the new 500-square-foot storefront will serve as an inviting spot, enlivening the entrance to the Stirling Square complex which also contains 1943 Pizza Bar, the Italian specialty store Basso, design studio Open Space as well as Pelton’s New American restaurant, also called American Beech.

“It’s really important to pull life toward the front of the square,” Pelton said in a recent interview inside the new space. “I’m super proud and I’m super excited.” (more…)

07/05/17 11:53am

Sarah Phillips partner/operator visits K.K’s Farm in Southold where she purchases and harvests lettuce and other produce for the weekend menu. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

At the intersection of First and South streets in the Village of Greenport, there’s a lovely old house; all windows and garden, with a homey vibe that begs you to “find your way” in.

It’s First and South, the five-year-old bar and eatery that has become a center for the collaborative, community-based style of hospitality championed by partner and manager Sarah Phillips. READ

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…)