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…)

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…)