The North Fork has a lot of things. It has Greenport, Riverhead and Southold. Each of those locations have an abundant supply of restaurants and shops for visitors and residents to bask in. What they don’t have however is a selection of worthy coffee roasters to enjoy some freshly roasted beans any day of the weak. North Fork Roasting Co. in Southold will be opening soon to change that very fact.
When we first met Chef Noah Schwartz he was at the helm of Seafood Barge in Southold way back in 2007(ish). Not too long after our first meeting at that location, they closed up shop and Noah decided to head out on his own. A few miles away in Greenport, the old Frisky Oyster bar location was opening up, so due to the collision of events, Noah decided to open up Noah’s in the heart of Greenport, on Front Street.
Stopping by on a whim, in the dead of winter, to The Frisky Oyster in Greenport was as unexpected for us as it was for them. The beloved Greenport restaurant is a mainstay in the sleepy North Fork village and Owner / Chef Robby Beaver, at the helm since 2010, has been the most recent curator of this wonderful location.
The Riverhead Project in Riverhead is unique for the area. At the entry point to the north fork, it’s proving to be not only one of the most popular spots, but it is also one of the most revered for its unique space, excellent cuisine and busy lounge area.
When one gets invited to North Fork Table and Inn in Southold, on Long Island’s North Fork, one drops everything and makes a beeline for the restaurant (and brings a camera with them to catalogue the trip). Such was the case on a recent chilly Sunday afternoon. True to fashion, North Fork Table and Inn lived up to the hype and showed us why they have been one of the top restaurants on Long Island (28 out of 30 for food in ZAGAT) on a consistent basis.
Kontokosta Winery, a new addition to the North Fork’s great wineries, is a wonderful winery in a magnificent building. It’s steps away from the Sound and when you’ve ordered a glass or a bottle after your tasting, you can make your way to the picnic benches and Adirondack chairs that sit overlooking the Sound and take in the view.
Off-season it may be tough to find a great drink spot that also serves up great food as well as a great atmosphere. In Greenport, near the end of the North Fork, it can get a bit quiet off-season, but that’s ok. When quiet isn’t what you’re looking for, Lucharitos will (usually) fulfill your need.
We’re all about the family friendly activities on Long Island and in this time of year, we can’t think of anything better than apple picking on any of Long Island’s local farms. We took a trip to Lewin Farm in Wading River this past weekend to wander the fields collecting our bounties from the rows and rows of apple trees lining the farm.
Hotel Indigo has been featured on our site before. We’ve taken a look at their Signature Drink, The Long Island Lighthouse and took a look at Bistro 72, their in-house restaurant. This time, we’re turning our attention towards a wonderful program that they’re running; Indigo Uncorked.
Luce + Hawkins is one of those rare restaurants. A historic location, a renowned chef and award-winning cuisine are all converging at this very spot on the north fork of Long Island and if you haven’t taken the trip yet, we don’t know what you are waiting for.