Ryan Flatley is a lifelong Southolder and a graduate of Southold High School, his father the town’s police chief. His business partner Samy Sabil is a Casablanca, Morocco native, who relocated to the area about 11 years ago and has called it home ever since.
Side-by-side descriptions of their hometowns appear on the menus for their new restaurant, North Fork Shack, a nod to the fusion of Mediterranean touches and local seafood which will be the eatery’s hallmark.
Now after two years of planning, the restaurant and takeout spot will open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27. It will serve lunch and dinner five or six days per week, year round.
“[People on the North Fork], they really love good food and they love fresh food,” Sabil, 32, said. “We wanted to make something new and we thought there was a need for this.”
Photo: Ryan Flatley and Samy Sabil inside their new restaurant, North Fork Shack. (Credit: Vera Chinese)