If you’ve visited Greenport before, odds are you’ve walked through Stirling Square. Maybe you stopped in for a pizza at 1943 or for a drink at the outside bar at American Beech (featured previously in this blog series). American Beech is one of the most impeccably designed spaces in the village, so it comes as no surprise that their new sister bar, Black Llama, is just as chic. While Beech is closed for the winter season, their neighboring bar just across the square is keeping its patrons...Read More
First off, let me be clear that this entry of my blog will be fueled by blatant favoritism, and yes, I have been bribed with food and drink to say all of these things. That being said, everything written therein is one hundred percent my opinion and is one hundred percent TRUE.
My sister Amanda and brother-in-law Kyle opened Barrow Food House in Aquebogue in July of this past year, and the response has been incredible. Of course, my family and I always knew they were great chefs, having both...Read More
It’s finally summer on the North Fork! The beaches and bars are filling up, the wine somehow tastes colder, and the sunsets are getting even more stunning by the day. I’m asked fairly often in the tasting room, “Where should we go to watch the sunset?” My follow up question is always “inside or outside?” Outside, there are countless beautiful beaches up and down the island that are perfect for watching the sun go down. But if you want to be inside, perhaps with a cocktail in hand, I only...Read More
Does anyone else feel like this winter lasted an eternity? I personally can’t remember what the color green even looks like. But spring has finally sprung and every crocus and daffodil I see is bringing a little bit more warmth and color into my life. And although the flowers are blooming and the peepers are peeping, the temperature hasn’t quite decided yet that springtime is here, so I’m still seeking out the rest of my warmth indoors.
If you’re anything like me, and you’ve ever...Read More
Let me start off by saying that yes, of course I am biased towards the Lieb Cellars and Bridge Lane tasting rooms. I think we should be the first stop on everyone's North Fork wine tour. But it's also no secret among the staff of the local tasting rooms that on a day off, the last thing we want to do is hang out at our job. Don't get me wrong, I still do from time to time! Lieb was the vineyard I frequented most before being employed there. But after a long, busy weekend, it's nice to be on the other...Read More
If you’re anything like me, these short, grey days really have you feeling the winter doldrums. We’re all craving sunlight, warmth, color, and maybe a little bit more booze than usual. Luckily, there’s a place nearby that delivers everything on this list! Head to Riverhead and give the crew at North Fork Brewing Company a visit. At any given time you’ll most likely find at least one of the owners, Ian or Pete, behind the bar to welcome you with a big smile (and alcohol). If you don’t see...Read More
Well, everyone, it's that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, there's a slight chill in the air and everyone is scrambling to spend as much time outdoors as possible before we all hibernate for a few months. Or maybe you're one of those people who's ready for the cooler temperatures and the cozy fires. Lucky for us, there's a spot in Greenport that has it all! Enter: American Beech, the ultimate treasure trove for Instagram photos on the North Fork.
For those of us who are clinging...Read More
I have a few simple words for you to start off this post: Lavender by the Bay. I take beautiful photos for a living, so I think I would be stripped of my duty as a contributor to this blog if I didn't include this gem of a place. The lavender fields in East Marion typically bloom during June and July, with the largest and most colorful bloom taking place in early July, so catch it while you still can!
There is no limit to the amount of photo opportunities at the farm. From the moment you...Read More
Hi everyone! In case we haven't formally met yet, I'm Alice and I'm the face behind most of the photographs you see on our Instagram, Facebook, and website. If you ever see a girl running around the tasting room like crazy with a camera, it's probably me, so stop and say hi!
As the Lieb Cellars & Bridge Lane Wine social media coordinator, I thought it only appropriate that my contribution to the blog be social media-based. So I'm here to give you the inside scoop on the most 'grammable’...Read More