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Fireworks on the North Fork and South Fork of Long Island

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Hello friends! The 4th of July is this Thursday and we know everyone is asking themselves the same question…where can we see fireworks? We have the answer for you! Let’s all say Thanks to the North Fork Promotional Council which put together this wonderful list of all the locations to see fireworks this Fourth of July.

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4th of July on the North Fork of Long Island

The 4th of July weekend calls for a perfect getaway to the North Fork.

Rent one of our studios or houses for the entire week and lounge at our two private beaches. Our lighthouse cottage is still available for that weekend! Check out the calendar for other availabilities, they’re filling up fast so hurry! After spending some time on the beach you should head over to the wineries. Many of the vineyards will have live music on 4th of  July and every Sat. & Sun. Click here to check our availability and book!

Martha Clara vineyard will have live music on July Fourth. Two Man Acoustical Jam, winners Of The 2012 Battle of The Bands at Hecksher Park. This acoustic duo plays all forms of Rock, Pop, Party and Blues from the 60′s to now. Rain or Shine! Free Admission. Additional cost for wine and food.

They also have a Vines and Canines educational walk. Bring your dog down for an educational walk through the vineyard! A donation of a non-perishable dog or cat food item is required and will be donated to local shelter.

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Greenport Fire department will be setting off fireworks on July 3rd and July 6th at 10pm in honor of the Fourth of July!

There will be a July Fourth Concert and Fireworks from 6:30-10:00pm on the Peconic River waterfront in Riverhead. There will also be live music by Brady Rymer. A great event to take the family to while your enjoying your stay!

 

My Morning Walk in Southold on the North Fork of Long Island

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Things to do in Southold, Long Island N.Y.

We may not get the same amount of press as our neighboring town Greenport but we have a lot of unique attractions to offer as well. Not many towns can say they have an Indian Museum, Planetarium, Lighthouse and Vineyards in the span of 11 square miles. Come and explore our small and beautiful getaway.

Custer Institute Observatory:

1115 Main Bayview Rd  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-2626

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Long Island’s North Fork offers a dark night sky with next to no light pollution also known as perfect star gazing qualities. Whether your’e a local looking to get a glimpse of saturn’s rings or star deprived city dweller this is a great experience. ”The Custer Institute and Observatory is Long Island’s oldest public observatory (est.1927). Open to the public every Saturday evening from dark until midnight, our staff of volunteers will give you a tour of the facilities and the night sky through our powerful telescopes. Custer has frequent lectures, classes,concerts, art exhibits and other special events. Consider our observatory for your next meeting or theme party.” http://www.custerobservatory.org
Southold Indian Museum:
1080 Main Bayview Rd  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-5577
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This museum focuses on the archaeology and natural history of the area and indian tribes that once called Southold home. They have a wide variety of relics, pottery, and other various historical items. ”Our museum is dedicated to study and education surrounding archaeology and natural history. It is owned and operated by the Incorporated Long Island Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association.”  For details and events: http://southoldindianmuseum.org
Sunday Lectures: Programs are scheduled from 2:30 - 4:30 PM. Minimum requested donation is $5 for adults and children of 14 years and older; includes access to museum exhibits and refreshments…FREE for members.
The Old Field Vineyard:
59600 New York 25  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-0004
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“Established in 1974 by Chris Baiz, is a family owned and operated vineyard. After years of producing fruit for sale, The Old Field started making wines, first with its 1997 Pinot Noir, and now Merlots, Cabernet Francs, Chardonnays, Blush de Noir, and newly released Blanc de Noir sparkling wines. THE OLD FIELD, an agricultural area just one mile east of the village of Southold, had been actively farmed by native Americans for at least five hundred years prior to the arrival of “the first European settlers” in 1640.
For details, events, and wine purchases: http://www.theoldfield.com
One Woman Vineyards: 
5195 Old North Road Southold, New York  (631)-765-1200 
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This beautiful and quaint vineyard offers a wonderful star gazing wine tasting Saturday night event. It is something you won’t experience anywhere else, a definite “must” for travelers and townies alike. “For Claudia Purita, sustainability and self-reliance have always been a way of life. Growing up on her family’s farm in Calabria, Italy, Claudia assisted in growing vegetables and wine grapes and raising small animals from very young age. At her father, Domenico’s, side she learned to value the land and the fruits that it provides. After moving to Long Island and spending several years in the restaurant industry, Claudia decided it was time to “return to her roots.”
Horton Point Lighthouse: 
3575 Lighthouse Rd  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-5500

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Located On a cliff in Southold, off of Lighthouse Road (according to the plaque on the structure, the location is: Lat 41° 05′ 06.5″ N  Long 72° 26′ 44.0″ W).58 feet;  foundation is granite; tower and quarters are brick/granite with a cement wash painted white with black lantern and copper dome; original optic was a Third Order Fresnel; present optic is VRB-25 (1999), one green flash every ten seconds. The tower contains a 29-wooden-step staircase and two ladders of 11 steps each.” For a detailed history please visit their site: http://www.longislandlighthouses.com/hortonpt.htm
 

There are multiple parks and public beaches where you can enjoy the summer weather and pack a picnic with your friends and family. 

Rent out a Beach House! Bring friends or family!

Memorial Day is right around the corner and everyone knows that weekend marks the start of summer. If you haven’t made any plans for the weekend or if you want to make plans for the summer take a look at our beach houses. We will not disappoint. :) It is the prefect opportunity to get away and enjoy some quality time with your friends or your family. Settle into a beach house and enjoy a sense of comfort you can’t find in any type of hotel. Enjoy the freedom to come and go as you please and really experience “living on the north Fork.” Please visit our website to book or click here: BOOK

Southold Waterfront Studio

Newly renovated private detached and spacious self catering studio with queen bed, kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave , seating area with desk, TV and bathroom with shower. Floor to ceiling west facing windows open onto private patio overlooking lawns and inlet of Shelter bay. A few steps walk to community sandy bay beach with boat ramp and just five minute drive to Greenport and Southold villages. Shorecrest BnB concierge services available to guests of the Southold inlet studio including winery discount card to 24 local wineries, maps and guides.

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Spacious Waterfront home / Sunset views & 2 beaches

This house has now been doubled in size with the addition of a master suite in the former 3-car garage, joined to the original house with a spacious studio/garden room. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the waters of the lake like Arshamomaque inlet and preserve, the largest on the North Fork. Completely renovated this winter with new kitchen, two new bathrooms with tubs and showers, half bath, new expanded wrap around decks, as well as the large master bedroom suite , all with magnificent water and sunset views. New building includes a large family/living room as well as the garden room connecting the main house with the newly constructed separate master suite. and family/sunroom with sleep sofa off the living room connected to the deck. The large deck overlooks the garden and steps leading to ninety feet of private waterfront, ideal for kayaking, canoeing, waterskiing or paddle boarding. The home offers all the amenities needed for a family holiday but also can provide an ideal private retreat for a romantic getaway. A great location on a quiet dead end lane it just a short walk to a second beach on Long Island Sound beach, exclusively available to renters of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast and Property Management properties where you can swim, snorkel or walk for hours. Other popular activities in the area include bicycling the miles of rural roadways, golf at the spectacular Island’s End golf course close by, fishing the sound and inlets, wine tours and tastings at some of the North Fork’s 50 wineries and vineyard, boat tours of the 12 local light houses and spectacular ocean views, bays and creeks. Southold is located on one of the narrowest stretches of the North Fork on the far east end of New York’s Long Island, where the land juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and the Long Island Sound almost meets Shelter Bay. Our private Long Island Sound beach offers views of the Connecticut shore line on the horizon across 20 miles of ocean water to the North. To view an interactive map showing the location of the house in relation to the nearby Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast which manages the property, and see locations of vineyards, restaurants, marinas, beaches, museuems and nature preserves visit the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast web site. Click on the tab for the Area Attractions page and then the specific amenity you are interested in. Note how close we are to the nearby maritime village of Greenport, named one of tope ten prettiest towns by Forbes magazine in 2011. From Greenport you can take the car ferry or water taxi to Shelter Island and Sag Harbor and the Hamptons or tour the harbor in tall ships. Southold Hamlet only 2 miles to the south is an historic village with interesting shopping, and an historic district consisting of over 18 buildings dating from the early 18th and 19th centuries as well as the Custer Institute Indian museum and observatory, a great place to go star watching. The area is famous for it’s rural nature for as well as the many vineyards there are dozens of farms and farm stands selling the freshest of organic produce, as well as fresh caught fish available right on the dock, miles of beaches, and nature preserves including the Audubon center and bird sanctuary just 5 minutes from the house, Some very talented chefs have been attracted to the area because of the abundance of fresh local produce from the farms, vineyards and sea, so it is also home to some of the best Zagat rated restaurants on Long Island including the North Fork Table and Inn in Southold and The Frisky Oyster and Noah’s in Greenport amongst them. Just15 minutes from the Orient Point ferry to New London Connecticut and half hour to Riverhead and Long Island Expressway to all points west this is a uniquely pastoral sea side setting to be found within such easy traveling distance from major Metropolitan areas.

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Peconic Bay Front, Beach House, Aquebogue

his beach house, located on the bay in the historic village of Aquebogue is a modern, newly built house with 180 degree views of the great Peconic Bay. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 modern bathrooms. On the third floor is a master suite with panoramic views of the Bay and private bath. The spacious second floor master bedroom has a seating area with French doors leading to a balcony overlooking the water and en suite bathroom with jetted tub and shower. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and the third bedroom two twin beds. The ground floor is open plan with a large fully equipped kitchen, adjoining dining area with seating for 6-8 people and living room with working fireplace and pull out sleep sofa. Floor to ceiling windows and French doors open onto a covered rear porch and lower deck for outdoor dining overlooking the water, with barbecue, grassy lawn and just steps to a private community sandy beach. The village of Aquebogue is a two hour drive to Manhattan, a half hour from the Orient Point Ferry connecting to New London Connecticut, within easy reach of the many wineries and farms of the rural North Fork, the resorts of the Hamptons on the South Fork and the amenities and activities of the town of Riverhead, including Splish Splash Water Park, Atlantis Aquarium and the Tanger outlet mall.

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Southold Inlet Waterfront home – Sleeps 8

Southold Inlet waterfront sleeps 8-10 A private luxury designer home with large garden and private waterfront overlooking stunning views of bay inlet. Consists of three bedrooms, including second floor master bedroom suite with Jacuzzi, a two room first floor suite with pullout sofa/daybed in second room; ground floor bedroom with French doors opening onto garden and separate sleeping alcove with queen bed. The kitchen is a chef’s dream, fully stocked with all the cooking equipment you could need and all bed linens are supplied. Guests of the Southold Inlet house also have use of the Shorecrest Beach on Long Island Sound and all concierge services offered by the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Available for mid week stays, long weekends, weekly or for month of August or July.

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Orient Beach House

This home on the east end of the North Fork in Orient is located in Green Acres, a private beach community and just a two minute walk from the sands and waters of the Long Island Sound. Built in 1960, the home was completely renovated in 2003, with further upgrades including Hawaiian Koloa hard wood floors throughout and professional landscaping in 2005. It is meticulously maintained and kept updated on an annual basis. There are three bedrooms in the main house and a two story detached cottage in the garden. In the house the master bedroom is approximately 400 square feet, has French doors opening to the private garden, a tray ceiling, window AC, a Queen size bed, and a walk in closet. The second bedroom is approximately 120 square feet has a full size bed, ceiling fan and wall closet, office table and piano and two windows overlooking the gardens. The third bedroom, 120 square feet, is furnished with a childbed plus a two-seater sofa. There are two full bathrooms; a large master bathroom, tiled floors and walls with corian counter tops, and shower with dual shower heads The second bathroom is also modernized with toilet and shower. The large 280 square foot living room is furnished with a sofa, armchair and ottoman, and has a silent wall AC unit (18000 BTU) which cools the whole ground floor. The open kitchen ( approx. 200sf) opens onto the .private patio as well as the elegant 280sf formal dining room which seats up to 12 people. The TV is equipped for watching movies but there is no cable service, at present. Broad band internet is available. There is a full laundry service area with washer and dryer The house is located in a beautifully landscaped half acre with large lawns and patio, outdoor picnic table, BBQ and umbrellas. Half of this area is gated and fenced, ideal for small children. In one corner of the garden is the two story cottage/guest house. The ground floor has bar, sitting area, bathroom facilities and a ships ladder leading to the second floor bedroom, with full size bed and sky light.

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How are you going to spoil Mom on Mother’s day…

Mother’s Day is approaching fast and you haven’t found the perfect gift yet. Don’t panic! We are here to help. Whether you live in New York City, Connecticut, New Jersey or even Long Island we are only a few hours away. Skip the potted plant and the box of chocolate this year and really give her an experience she will remember. Take her to the North Fork of Long Island this weekend. Spend the day at the wineries (most of which have Mother’s Day specials), then head over to a local farm-to-table restaurant for dinner and finally stay the night at our elegant and homey Bed & Breakfast.

Come and enjoy our ‘May Getaway’ two night special for $499 includes $20 gift certificate towards dinner for 2, complimentary discount card to 24 local wineries with free bottle to take home, plus exclusive use of our two private beaches, one on the Long Island Sound and the other on the inlet. Add a massage for our special May Getaway rate of $100 per person.

To book, visit our online reservation calendar; choose your arrival date (through May 16th) and select any 2 nights in the drop down menu. Click ‘Specials and Packages’ to ‘Add’ your May Getaway pricing. Or click here: http://tinyurl.com/cutskx8

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SHERWOOD HOUSE VINEYARDS

 A Toast to Mom: Decadent Dessert and Sparkling Wine Pairing
May 11, 2013

Sat and Sun, May 11-12: Mothers Day Weekend Exotic Truffles & Wine Pairing at our Jamesport Tasting House.  To celebrate our moms, we’re offering a pairing of 4 of our wines with 4 exotic, gourmet truffles from the esteemed chocolatier, Vosges Haut-Chocolat (named the “top innovator in chocolate” by Food & Wine).  Treat your mom to an afternoon of sweet decadence!  $25 per pairing.  No reservations necessary.  Limited supply.

SPARKLING POINTE VINEYARDS & WINERY

Roses for Mom: Mother’s Day at Clovis Point
May 11, 2013

Join Sparkling Pointe Vineyards and Winery this Mother’s Day weekend for a decadent dessert and sparkling wine pairing that is not to be missed! Enjoy your choice of a trio of Sparkling Pointe sparkers or a glass of bubbly to enjoy with an assortment of delicious pastries prepared by Rachel Cronemeyer Cakes & Confections, formerly of North Fork Table & Inn! Celebrate mom with us Saturday and Sunday May 11 and 12 from 11am to 6pm; advanced reservations are required for this indulgent event and can be made by calling the Tasting House at 631-765-0200. This delightful pairing is available for $32 per pairing and $27 for Signature Wine Club members. Let’s toast to Mom!

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Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013
ROSES FOR MOM

All moms visiting Clovis Point get a complimentary glass of our newly released rosé

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CROTEAUX VINEYARD

Mother’s Day at Croteaux Vineyards or visit Croteaux.com. Make your Mom feel special with a 3-pack of our wonderful Rosés, and we’ll deliver for you by Mother’s Day. New this year, we have colorful tunics, irresistible scarves, fun jewelry, and must-have accessories. You’ll see our staff wearing these all summer long and they are all available at our Tasting Barn and Garden*.
*(Not Available On Website)

Best Golf on the North Fork near Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

Guests of  Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast are in a great location to enjoy some of the best golf in Suffolk county  on the East End of Long Island. From Riverhead in the West to Island’s End and Shelter Island on the North Fork, and Montauk Down’s in the Hamptons, there are many great courses to choose from and to suit most players, from the novice to the expert.

Island’s End golf course and country club is semi private and only a five minute drive east of Shorecrest. It is one of the most popular 18 hole courses, with locals and visitors and guests of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast guests can receive a 20% discount on the cost of their round. Please check out our website and look under ‘specials and packages’ for more information on this special offer.

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Calverton Links

If you are traveling to Shorecrest from the New York City or western Long Island consider stopping off for a round of golf on the way at Calverton Links in Riverhead. Facilities include miniature golf, Pro shop, driving range and an 18 hole course in a beautiful natural setting. Shorecrest BandB is a country drive of less than 30 miles further west through farms and vineyards. A great way to start your vacation on the North Fork.

Rates and opening hours:

  • Weekdays: $41 for a walking game or $55 to ride the full 18 hole course. This fee includes range balls.
  • Weekday half course of 9 holes walking $24, $35 to ride.
  • Weekend prices: $65 for 18 holes with cart which is mandatory until 1:00pm.
  • Weekend 9 holes: $29 to walk, $39 to ride.
  • Calverton also has twilight play: weekdays for $29, $39 to ride. Weekends twilight: $35 to walk, $45 to ride.

For more information call – 631-369-5200

Cedars Golf Club

Head on over to Cedars Golf Club in Cutchogue, New York if you are looking for a quick 9 hole game of golf on a par 3 course. Great for the beginner or intermediate and the more experienced player with no enough time for a full round on a bigger course can practice their short game. Cedars was created by Russel Case in 1964, is 1,120 yards and a great asset to the community.  It is a public facility and can supply carts and clubs for rent to those who did not bring their own gear along on vacation.

Cedars Golf club also includes a practice green, chipping area, and sand practice location. To get to Cedars Golf Club from the west take the Long Island Expressway to the last exit, #73, onto route 25 East towards Orient. Take a right onto Cases Lane to get to the course that is located on the east end of Cutchogue Village. It is just a ten minute drive west from Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast. Ask the Innkeeper for directions.

The price for nine holes is $8 on weekdays and $10 on weekends. For more information call 631-734-6363.

Island’s End Golf and Country Club

Located in Greenport, visitors to Shorecrest BnB can enjoy this semi-private course located a ten minute drive to the east in the heart of the North Fork’s wine country. The  16th hole sits on a bluff that overlooks the Long Island Sound and a great view of water and sunsets if you play in the afternoon.  The 16th hole on Island’s End Golf and Country Club’s course is been named one of the best on Long Island.

Island’s End Golf and Country Club is a four-star rated course that is complete with bunkers, doglegs, moguls and lush flora that announce each season in colorful and natural beauty. The course is challenging for all players and it’s greens are said to be some of the finest available on Long Island. Visitors can reserve their tee times up to seven days in advance. Also available are four tee boxes on each hole, a driving range, and the lounge restaurant. Catering is also available for group events.

It’s location on Route 25 in Greenport makes this a short jaunt from Shorecrest BnB so visitors will not waste time with extended travel away from their home base. For more information call 631 477-0777 ext. 14.

Shelter Island Country Club

Sitting atop the hill on Sunnyside Avenue, Shelter Island’s Country Club was opened for business 101 years ago in 1901. This public nine-hole course has a relaxing atmosphere that comes complete with porches overlooking the course as well as a full-bar inside.

Shelter Island Country Club is available for private events as well as public course play. The course features nine holes, a driving range, putting green, Pro shop, and restaurant. Available services include Golf carts, group clinics, private instruction, equipment rentals and on-course beverage services. There are tee settings for men and women.

The clubhouse is a two-story Colonial Revival style building with a gabled roof and full-length front porch facing both the north and east sides. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

For more information call  631-749-0416

More Golf Courses close to Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

There are more golf courses located nearby Shorecrest BnB. A comprehensive list can be found below.

Great Rock Golf Club

141 Fairway Drive, Wading River, NY 11792 • 631-929-1200

Indian Island Country Club

661 Riverside Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901 • 631-727-7776

Long Island National Golf Club

1793 Northville Turnpike, Riverhead, NY 11901 • 631-727-4653

Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course

50 South Fairview Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954 • 631-668-1100

Poxabogue Golf Center

3556 Montauk Highway, Wainscott, NY 11975 • 631-537-0025

Sag Harbor State Golf Course

Barcelona Point Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 • 631-725-2511

Sandy Pond Golf Course

1495 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901 • 631-727-0909

The Links and The Woods at Cherry Creek

900 Reeves Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 • 631-369-6500

North Fork Long Island Events by Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast for April 16th – 22nd

If you are visiting Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast this week there are a few entertaining events you may want to check into.

Long Island Opera Night – Thursday April 19th

At East End Arts in Riverhead visitors can enjoy a Night at the Opera on Thursday, April 19th beginning at 6:30 pm at 133 East Main Street. (631) 727-0900

Lead by Joy Berta, Long Island Opera Executive Director, this event will be a Master Class Seminar presentation on the nature of Opera in addition to a showcase of repertoire from up and coming LI Opera performances. It is an eye opening experience to discover this powerful art form and all of its intricate and timeless relevance to modern life and music.

The Old Field Vineyards Sustainable Agriculture Tour – Saturday April 21st

Whether you plan to begin your own home sustainable garden or are considering doing so for your own dining establishment, this is a fantastic place to begin your tour of the knowledge it takes to implement sustainable practices in your garden or on your farm. The tour cost $14 per person and last around an hour and a half. This price also includes the tasting of six still wines.

The tour begins at 11:30 am and will be at 59600 Main Road in Southold. (631) 765-0004

Custer Institute Saturday Evening Stargazing – Saturday April 21st

Weather permitting, every Saturday night, the Custer Observatory in Southold on the North Fork of Long Island holds a stargazing event. However, this week the Lyrid Meteor Shower will make viewing the night sky a bit more extra exciting! This meteor shower actually will be occuring in our night sky from April 16th until April 25th, but on Saturday night, the peak of the shower arrives, so do not miss your chance to star, and meteor gaze at Custer Institute this weekend! Suggested donation $5 for non-members, $3 for children. Stargazing time will run from 7 pm until Midnight or later. Members are free. For more information call (631) 765-2626

Upcoming Long Island Restaurant Week April 22nd – April 29th

Upcoming this week is the award-winning Long Island Restaurant Week where area restaurants host Prix Fixe menus for eight solid days! The LI Restaurant Week spring campaign is kicking off on Sunday, April 22nd and ends on Sunday, April 29th.  Area establishments that participate offer three-course Prix Fixe fare for $24.95 all night, except for Saturday nights when the offer ends at 7 pm. Some participating establishments near Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast are:

  • Claudio’s Restaurant – (631) 477-0627  – Greenport
  • Gurney’s Inn Sea Grille Restaurant – (631) 668-2345 – Montauk
  • Jamesport Manor Inn – (631) 722-0500 – Jamesport
  • noah’s – (631) 765-8476 – Greenport
  • North Fork Oyster Company – (631) 477-6840 – Greenport
  • North Fork Table & Inn – (631) 765-0177 – Southold

This event encourages those with an appreciation for many foods to try even more they may not usually choose as a valuable meal for their money. Positive dining experiences are what the top-notch North Fork Long Island restaurants specialize in and they want you to sample all the locale has to offer.

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