04/08/18 6:01am
04/08/2018 6:01 AM

Greenport’s first Little Free Pantry will be “planted” at the end of the month, thanks to resident Penelope Rudder.

Little Free Pantries are similar to the Little Free Libraries seen throughout Southold Town. Residents will be able to take nonperishable food items, toiletries, feminine products and other household goods from it and donate to it as well. READ

01/24/15 8:00am
01/24/2015 8:00 AM
Ioanna and Manolis Kavvadias cooking up vegetables for soup Friday morning at Greek Bites Grill in Mattituck. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Ioanna and Manolis Kavvadias cooking up vegetables for soup Friday morning at Greek Bites Grill in Mattituck. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

I’m a sandwich man.

Whether it’s ham and cheese, a hamburger, pulled pork or a lamb gyro, I’m often happier at lunch than I am at dinner.

Even when I’m out to dinner, I find myself ordering from the restaurant’s sandwich menu. Sometimes my fellow diners take this as a signal that we’re all supposed to order burgers or chicken sandwiches instead of entrées to save money on the total dinner bill. Not true. (more…)

09/30/14 6:00pm
09/30/2014 6:00 PM
Birchwood is expected to re-open by November. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

Birchwood is expected to re-open by November. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

It has a new catering room, a new menu, and even a new name — technically.

But the new owner of the Birchwood restaurant in Polish Town makes something very clear: the things that locals loved about the venerable eatery will stay the same. (more…)

08/24/14 9:18am
08/24/2014 9:18 AM
The crowd at Harvest East End, held again at McCall Wines in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crowd at Harvest East End, held again at McCall Wines in Cutchogue. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

When asked at the food and wine bash Dan’s Harvest East End on Saturday which New York wine was his favorite, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he could not choose.

“We love our wine in New York,” Cuomo said. “I love them all equally.” (more…)

08/14/14 4:00pm
08/14/2014 4:00 PM
Rebecca Nyilas, 7, of Cutchogue has fun with her food Thursday while enjoying lunch with her friend CC Occhiogrosso of Mattituck, also 7, and CC's mom, Erin.

Rebecca Nyilas, 7, of Cutchogue has fun with her food while enjoying lunch with her friend CC Occhiogrosso of Mattituck, also 7, and CC’s mom, Erin.

Just a few days ago, Veronica Meehan of Riverhead was still trekking 20 minutes to Goldberg’s Famous Bagels in Southampton once a week to purchase an order of the store’s “flagels” — thin-sliced bagels — for her children to enjoy. (more…)

07/23/14 3:00pm
07/23/2014 3:00 PM
The menu at Goldberg's Famous Bagels in Mattituck, which opens Thursday, July 24, features a variety of breakfast foods, sandwiches and salads. (Credit: Rachel Young)

The menu at Goldberg’s Famous Bagels in Mattituck, which opens Thursday, features a variety of breakfast foods, sandwiches and salads. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Breakfast sandwich enthusiasts, tomorrow is the day you’ve been waiting for: Goldberg’s Famous Bagels will open its doors at 6 a.m. Thursday at Mattituck Plaza, the franchise’s owner said. (more…)

05/07/14 3:00pm
05/07/2014 3:00 PM
Aspiring chef Danny Insogna, 18, of Southold took first place in this year's Long Island High School Culinary Competition, sponsored by Sysco. (Credit: Courtesy)

Aspiring chef Danny Insogna, 18, of Southold took first place in this year’s Long Island High School Culinary Competition, sponsored by Sysco. (Credit: Courtesy)

Aspiring chef Danny Insogna of Southold came back with a vengeance at this year’s Long Island High School Culinary Competition Tuesday afternoon — taking first place and a $4,000 Sysco sponsored scholarship to Suffolk County Community College’s culinary arts program.  (more…)

02/04/14 6:12pm
02/04/2014 6:12 PM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Server Rebekah Desimone behind the counter at Michelangelo’s Pizzeria in Mattituck Feb. 4.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Server Rebekah DeSimone behind the counter at Michelangelo’s Pizzeria in Mattituck Feb. 4.

Southold native Rebekah DeSimone has worked the counter at Michelangelo’s Pizzeria in Mattituck for the past five years, cheerfully serving up slices to the North Fork’s hungry denizens. (more…)

11/19/13 7:00am
11/19/2013 7:00 AM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Pepi's Restaurant in Southold, seen here in Nov. 2013,  reopened its doors late last week.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Pepi’s Restaurant in Southold, seen here in Nov. 2013, reopened its doors late last week.

One year after extensive damage from Superstorm Sandy forced Pepi’s Restaurant to shut its doors, the Southold eatery is back in business.

Nick Gibinska, who has owned Pepi’s Restaurant for nearly 15 years with his wife, Pepi, said the Old Main Road restaurant reopened to the public Nov. 15.

“It feels good,” Mr. Gibinska said of the reopening. “The restaurant is very modern, very clean.”

For now, Mr. Gibinska said, Pepi’s is open for lunch and dinner Thursday through Monday and is available for holiday parties Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

In Nov. 2012, shortly after tropical winds from Superstorm Sandy barreled across the Northeastern coastline, Ms. Gibinska told The Suffolk Times the restaurant had been “destroyed.”

“My deck is inside the restaurant,” she said at the time. “We’re trying to save what we can.”

Following the storm last fall, business was moved to the Red Rooster Bistro, which the couple also owns, on Depot Lane in Cutchogue.

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