A Shelter Island view from the ‘Kissing Rock.’ (Credit: Charity Robey)
Shelter Island is more than a charming, boring version of the Hamptons, a bucolic identity that travel writers have stuck on it. The island has welcomed visitors for two centuries with a contrariness that comes with being able to roll up the gangplanks every night and let the rest of the world go to hell. There’s a lot here, especially for people willing to bike or float, and a long summer day is enough time to get a taste. (more…)
A glass of Dune Cottage Belgian-style saison. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
Is this a beer list or an appetizer menu? That might be your first question when you enter Shelter Island Craft Brewery for the first time and examine the beers on tap.
The names of some of the beers — Forbidden Fruit, French Kiss and Twin Forks Harvest — might be more reminiscent of something from a master chef’s kitchen. With ingredients like thyme, peppercorn, orange, licorice and lemon verbena, it’s easy to see that owner and brewmaster James Hull draws on his culinary background when brewing his creations.
“I just like to cook, it’s my passion,” said Hull. (more…)
Growlers at Shelter Island Craft Brewery range from $13 to $26 (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
Shelter Island is like a world onto its own and that goes for the shopping as well. The Island discourages chain stores, but that means plenty of Shelter Island foods, beer or other local goods to give to your friends and family. Visit the stores to see for yourself.
Here are five Shelter Island gifts to pick up this holiday season. (more…)