01/07/15 11:09am
01/07/2015 11:09 AM
A pint of Twin Fork Beer's "Chromatic Ale" at CJ's American Grill in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

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.

01/06/15 10:04am
01/06/2015 10:04 AM
Riverhead Diner & Grill owner Liz Strebel (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Diner & Grill owner Liz Strebel (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Diner & Grill is making changes in 2015. And considering owner Liz Strebel plans to sell the business the following year, you better get it while you can.

The downtown Riverhead eatery is now serving beer and wine beverages to enjoy with its eats, something that hasn’t been offered at that location since 1999. (more…)

01/04/15 2:00pm
01/04/2015 2:00 PM

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And for anyone interested in submitting a classified ad, email: classifieds@timesreview.com.

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12/30/14 4:00pm
12/30/2014 4:00 PM
The Hyatt in downtown Riverhead.

The Hyatt in downtown Riverhead.

Professionals said business was good in 2013, but 2014 was even better.

Across the board, key figures in banking, auto sales, hospitality and big and small retail outlets reported strong sales and increased growth. Much of this, said Steven Shauger, general manager of Hyatt Place East End in Riverhead, can be attributed to a developing public perception of the North Fork as a year-round destination. (more…)

12/23/14 5:39pm
12/23/2014 5:39 PM
Brian Zimmerman inspects his barley crop on Twomey Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Brian Zimmerman inspects his barley crop on Twomey Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Already being hailed as a “fanatic idea” for the local craft beer industry, plans are in the works to bring Long Island’s first malted barley production facility to Riverhead by the summer.

In the coming months, the Brian Zimmerman is hoping to find a location in Riverhead where he could establish the Island’s first malt house, which is considered a missing component to the region’s emerging craft breweries and their goals of using all locally grown products.

Zimmerman, the owner of Z’ Barrel House, said the company is looking to grow and process its own barley, rye and wheat for area breweries by July.

And he’s already planted the seeds.

Read more at northforker.com.