A pint of Twin Fork Beer’s “Chromatic Ale” at CJ’s American Grill in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
A pair of Riverhead native sons are the latest brewers to join the East End craft beer scene.
Identical twins Pete and Dan Chekijian, 43, and founders of Twin Fork Beer, recently leased office space on West Main Street in Riverhead and are searching for a nearby headquarters to brew their beers and open a tasting room. They are currently brewing their offerings on a contract basis at another local brewery.
Read more about the new venture on northforker.com.
If you want to go bowling, go to Riverhead. (Credit: File photo)
The way the East End is portrayed on television almost always bothers me.
Hollywood producers, many of whom have undoubtedly spent some time out here in the summer months— but not enough — are apt to over-simplify its people.
As Alison Lockhart, the female protagonist in Showtime’s new Montauk-set drama “The Affair” tells character Noah Solloway, portrayed by Dominic West:
“I think you have a fantasy of what life is like out here.”
Read more on northforker.com.
A jersey cow inside the new dairy barn at Ty Llwyd Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Ty Llwyd, the only farm on Long Island to sell raw, unpasteurized milk, is nearing completion on a new dairy barn that could allow the Riverhead operation to double its output.
The 7,200-square-foot barn, made of wood, concrete and metal, can house up to 30 cows and is expected to be completed in January, said dairy farmer Chris Wines, whose parents Liz and David own the Sound Avenue farm.
Read more on northforker.
“Before the harvest, when you walked the vineyard and saw the cluster count, you realized, ‘oh man, we’re going to be having a good year,” said Miguel Martin, Palmer Vineyards winemaker.
Mr. Martin isn’t the only one reporting huge grape yields this season, after a dry summer this year and fine growing conditions last season as well.
See how the North Fork’s 2014 grape season is shaping up on northforker.com.
Riverhead Farmers Market organizer Holly Browder and Riverhead BID president Ray Pickersgill. Credit: Vera Chinese, file)
The indoor Riverhead Farmers Market, one of the few weekly East End markets open through winter, will be open an extra day per week starting Nov. 16.
Read more details on northforker.com
The former Riverhead Project on West Main Street in Riverhead. (Credit: file photo)
A pair of power restaurateurs — who between the two of them have been involved in successful ventures from New York City to St. Thomas — have inked a deal to lease the former Riverhead Project building on East Main Street, according to the parties involved.
Learn about the new venture on northforker.com
The interior of Mesquite Tex Mex in Wading River. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
The sign outside might still read Maryann’s, but as of Friday, there is a new Tex Mex joint open in Wading River.
Mesquite Tex Mex, Sound Beach’s hidden gem of a taco spot, opened its second brick-and-mortar location across from the Wading River Duck Ponds on Friday, according to owner Craig Scali.
“The response has been great,” Scali said from behind the new walnut wood countertop at the Wading River eatery. “I’m just trying to ease into everything.”
Read more about the new eatery on northforker.com
The site of the former Grind Café and late Maryann’s will soon be home to mesquite Tex-Mex. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
One of Suffolk County’s standout taco joints will soon open a new Wading River location, northforker has learned.
The owner of Mesquite in Sound Beach, the hidden gem of a Tex-Mex eatery specializing in unique tacos, will open at the former Grind Café across from the Duck Ponds sometime in October.
Read more about it on northforker.com.