Craig Waltz of Long Beard and others in the Long Island beer scene look to Riverhead as the beer ‘hub.’ (Credit: Courtesy photo)
Riverhead is growing a beard to go along with its mustache.
Inspired by the success of other small Riverhead beer companies like Moustache Brewing Co., start-up brewery Long Beard Brewing Co. signed a lease to rent space at an old fire station in Riverhead this morning. The brewery will be located at the former second street firehouse in downtown Riverhead.
Co-owner Paul Carlin said no opening date has been set, though he and business partner Craig Waltz are looking at March 2016.
“It’s kind of hard to say. It’s impossible to predict. The licensing process itself could take up to nine months,” Carlin said. “But we’re very, very excited.”
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PeraBell Food Bar East hosted a family and friends night Friday. Expect a grand opening after July 4. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
It’s friends and family night at PeraBell Food Bar East in Riverhead, which is still more than two weeks away from its grand opening, and co-owner John Peragine is manning the 7,000 pound pizza oven imported from Naples, Italy.
He has agreed to an interview, but before he can talk about the new eatery, one of Riverhead’s most-anticipated of 2015, he has to feed a very important customer.
“One second,” he says, as he lays out three slices of thin crust pizza for his mother, Julia. (more…)
The crowd at Rotary Uncorked. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)
As a corporate sponsor of the Riverhead Rotary, we at northforker and our parent company Times Review Media Group would like to give a big thank you to everyone who made Rotary Uncorked a success for 2015. The annual event is a fundraiser and this year’s recipients were local food pantries. (more…)
A downed telephone pole closed a portion of Flanders Road on Sunday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
A woman was hospitalized after she apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed her blue sedan into a telephone pole on Flanders Road Sunday afternoon, according to Southampton Town police at the scene. (more…)
Tinamarie Cantanese of Baiting Hollow brought a mason jar of freshly squeezed tomato juice to stand out among the competition. And Bridget Senefelder of Miller Place hoped a bottle of Jim Beam Devil’s Cut 90 would get her noticed.
No, a can of V8 juice and a celery stalk wasn’t going to cut it for the the judges in the bloody mary contest at the second annual North Fork Horseradish Festival on Sunday.
Read all about this year’s winner and see more photos from the event at northforker.com.
Ali Tuthill. (Credit: Courtesy photo)
The Long Island Wine Council has hired Ali Tuthill as its first director of marketing, a step the organization hopes can help shape the region’s image as a premiere wine destination.
She began in her new role on Monday, April 6. (more…)
The property includes mature vines producing pinot noir, merlot and chardonnay. (Credit: Town & Country Real Estate)
One of Long Island’s pioneering wine families has sold nearly 90 acres of waterfront land in Cutchogue to a mystery buyer — including nearly 30 acres of mature vineyards — in an arrangement that will allow the family to retain control of those vines for nearly a decade.
The land in question amounts to just a small parcel of a vast amount of grape-producing acreage controlled by the Damianos family, which owns and operates about 130 vineyard acres for Duckwalk Vineyards as well as 360 acres for Long Island’s largest wine producer, Pindar Vineyards.
The move will not affect wine production, as the Damianos clan will maintain the land and harvest the grapes per a seven-year renewable lease, according to those involved in the deal.
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‘Sharing’ will film scenes at the Long Island Aquarium’s penguin exhibit. (Credit: Claire Leaden file photo)
Is McLovin’ coming to Riverhead?
We really have no idea who will be on scene on Monday when a new sitcom produced by Jimmy Fallon will film at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition in downtown Riverhead. But some of the cast and crew of the pilot “Sharing” will be in town to shoot a scene at the aquarium’s penguin exhibit, according to Long Island Aquarium executive director Bryan DeLuca.
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