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Taste the North Fork-Love Lane!

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Come Taste the North Fork by taking a simple stroll up and down Love Lane, a few blocks packed with unique shops right in the heart of Mattituck, and enjoying the special farmer’s market and merchant events. The Love Lane community will be honoring our veterans by donating a portion the weekend’s revenues to a locally founded veteran’s organization.

The farmer’s market, which runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm, involves a huge range of locally grown and crafted products. For example, Browders Birds will be offering certified organic eggs, spice rubs, lambs wool, honey, and T-shirts. Race Rock Oysters will be presenting smoked blue fish and fresh oysters. Coffee aficionados should check out the offerings of Long Island Coffee Roasters. Invincible Summer Farms will be offering farm made goods, rare heirloom vegetables, and more. 8 Hands Farm will showcase wool and hand crafted bone jewelry. And these are just some of the participants in the farmers market!

Love Lane merchants will be contributing to the fun in many ways from 11 am to 6 pm. You can dance down the street to the music of the Long Island Banjo Society, who will perform from 11 am to 2 pm, courtesy of Love Lane independent bookstore Bookhampton. Or unwind with a relaxing 15 minute chair massage by the Blue Sage Day Spa. And when you get hungry, you’ll be able to sample local produce cooked into lots of treats. For example, the Village Cheese Shop will feature Paninis made with local apples and honey. Love Lane Kitchen will offer butternut squash soup made with the organic produce of Mar-Gene Farms. Love Lane Market will be adding local ingredients to its wood-fired pizzas. Wash these delicious meals done with a glass of wine, a pint of beer, or a bottle of cider, brought to you by Roanoke Vineyards. Looking for a delicious treat to take home as a useful souvenir? The Love Lane Sweet Shoppe will feature the locally crafted Really Good Jams.

And these merchants aren’t the only ones participating. You’ll have to take the Love Lane stroll to check them all out.and when you’re done, if you want to check out other venues, hop on the free shuttle; it stops right at Love Lane.

Taste The North Fork-Shorecrest

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One of the loveliest, easiest ways to enjoy all that Love Lane has on offer this festival weekend is to stay at Shorecrest. Here you’ll find calm, quiet beauty, a delicious breakfast, and all the inside skinny I can offer on the happenings throughout the weekend. You’ll find Shorecrest an oasis adjacent to, but blissfully apart from, all the hullabaloo. Of course I’m joining in the spirit of the weekend–stay here and I’ll give you a certificate for a tasting at nearby Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard and a free bottle of their delicious wine.

North Fork Area Updates & Upcoming Events

We wanted to keep our guests informed about some of the new places popping up on the North Fork. The summer season brings the North fork to life. Here are some big updates & upcoming events.

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 Kontokosta Winery: Kontokosta is Greenport’s first winery and the only winery on the North Fork that is actually on the Sound. You can see the Sound from the tasting room. If you feel so inclined you can even walk to the endge of the bluff and look out onto the beach and the Sound. It is trully a relaxing and beautiful way to drink wine. We are so happy to welcome them to the North Fork. Aside the the view the entire building is made from repurposed materials and runs on wind power!

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Shelter Island BBQ @ The Pridwin: Every Wednesday night until Labor Day the Pridwin hosts a BBQ Cookout like no other. They feature live music and an all-you-can-eat cookout menu. You can take the Shelter Island Ferry over or go by boat because they have dock space but it is first come, first serve. If you plan on going just call ahead so there’s enough food for everyone! (631-749-0476)

 

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Moonlight Mondays & Twilight Tuesdays @ Corey Creek Vineyard: It’s a great feeling when you don’t have to leave the vineyard at 5PM or you can actually stop by a vineyard after work. Corey Creek Winery offers two late nights during the week of great food & Live music til’ 9PM. They have a BBQ by Custom Caterers on Monday and a rotating food truck on Tuesdays.

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Provisons + Ingredients & The Winemaker’s Studio: This little shop is a must visit located next to The Winemaker’s Studio (also a must visit). Stock up on locally grown foods, meats & cheeses to take home with you. After you’re done stocking up for the summer wander next door to The Winemaker’s Studio by Anthony Nappa Wines and try out some exquisite local wines created by local winemakers & vineyards.

 

Dan’s Taste of Two Forks – We Thank You !

Guests of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast are drawn to the North Fork of Long Island, and this particular small section of it in particular, as much for the outstanding restaurants as the many excellent wineries and farm fresh produce. In featuring many of them in the annual event  Dan’s Taste of Two Fork’s has become a landmark  happening for the community and a showcase for the culinary genius of top chefs from NYC to the very eastern tip of Long Island. This year the event was hosted by Bobby Flay and located in Sayre Park in Bridgehampton. We want to show our support by mentioning in our blog our hometown Chefs from the villages of Southold and the nearby Greenport, where my friends and fellow BnB owners can be found on many an evening enjoying the wonderful fair they offer in their outstanding restaurants.

NOAH’S (Greenport, NY):  One of my favorites, and famous for their small plates and raw bar, Chef Noah Schwartz created crabbed stuffed devil eggs for Taste of Two Forks.

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Chef Keith Luce. Photo Courtesy of Dan’s Taste of Two Forks

MAIN at The Square (Greenport, N.Y): Chef Keith Luce served NoFo’ Duckling Summer Rolls!

NORTH FORK TABLE & INN (Southold, NY): Top rated by Zagat and one of the jewel’s of Southold, The North Fork Table and Inn’s chef, Gerry Hayden prepared Rock Shrimp Ceviche!

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North Fork Table & Inn. Photo courtesy of Dan’s Taste of Two Forks

FIRST AND SOUTH (Greenport, NY): Chef Taylor Knapp created Chocolate Covered Pork Rinds!

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First and South Chocolate Pork Rinds. Photo Courtesy of First and South

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLD MILL INN (Mattituck, NY): Old Mill Inn offered Mini-Mango/Jalapeno Cornbread Crabcakes w/Lemon Caper Sauce!

THE FRISKY OYSTER (Greenport,NY): Another favorite of mine (every guest I send there is thrilled) Chef Robby Beaver served Oyster’s Friskafella! Of Course!

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Bobby Flay and Chef Robby Beaver. Photo Courtesy of Frisky Oyster

 

Aside from the restaurants and extremely talented Chefs who participated, many of our local vineyards were also present serving wine! They Included: Castello di BorgheseJamesport VineyardsLenz WineryLIEB CellarsMacari VineyardsMartha Clara VineyardsMattebella VineyardsOne Woman WineryPalmer Vineyards, Pindar,   RaphaelScarola VineyardsSherwood House VineyardsSparkling Pointe Vineyards & WinerySuhru WinesWaters Crest Winery

 

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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The Mattituck Strawberry Festival and Father’s Day on the North Fork

The month of June has a lot of great events coming up and we don’t want you to miss out! Father’s Day is this weekend and everyone out east is celebrating. Instead of giving him a tie or a golf club, why not take Dad to a winery this weekend?  You can even bring the whole family and enjoy the strawberry season at it’s prime! The 59th annual Mattituck Lion’s Strawberry Festival will be held from June 13th-16th. There will be live music, rides, over 120 vendors for the craft fair, and a wide variety of strawberry desserts! Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is celebrating the abundance of strawberries by serving them in granola yogurt parfaits or mixed with other fresh fruits. Yum!

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SPARKLING POINTE Vineyard & Winery
June 16, 2013

Located just a couple of miles from Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Sparkling Pointe winery is celebrating Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, from 2 – 5pm with a Cheers for Dad Father’s Day Barbeque featuring gourmet barbeque food from The Kitchen by Waterside Caterers, Port Jefferson Brewing Co. beer, Sparkling Pointe wine, and live jazz music by The Alexander Clough House Band. Tickets are $40 per person, $35 for Signature Wine Club members and $10 for children.  Tickets include a glass of Sparkling Pointe wine or Port Jefferson Brewing Co. Beer; logo Port Jefferson Brewing Co. pint glass; gourmet BBQ food; and unlimited non-alcoholic Birch Beer.  Tickets available at www.sparklingpointe.com.

 

59th Annual Strawberry Festival – June 13th-16th, 2013

dsc_3830dsc_4148Bring your family and friends to one of the North Fork’s best summer festivals in the height of the strawberry season.

“By late June on the North Fork the strawberry crop is reaching its peak and bursting with flavor. On Father’s Day weekend, at the peak of the strawberry harvest, the Mattituck Lions Club brings the community together for a special weekend of fun and purpose. Whether you’re here year-round, are a seasonal resident or are drawn here by the Festival, you’re in for a wonderful time while raising money for local non-profits.

Dig into the strawberry shortcake, sample the strawberries dipped in chocolate, try the strawberries any way you like them. Head over to the rest tent to enjoy live music.  Then find out what over 100 arts and craft vendors have available for sale.

Cheer as the new Strawberry Queen is crowned.  Experience the midway rides. Taste foods from around the world. The fun keeps going after the sun sets, so bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks on Thursday and Friday.” – mattituckstrawberryfestival.org

If you can manage a quick mid week getaway Shorecrest still has a couple of rooms available on the 12th and 13th with a 20% discount on a 2 night stay, 10% on one night – to use towards the price of your ticket!

 

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There will also be a wide assortment of musical acts and entertainment! See the schedule below and make sure to check out the website for more details: mattituckstrawberryfestival.org

Thursday June 13th

5:00PM – Hulling Night under the big tent – volunteers wanted for one the quintessential North Fork events
6:30 – 10:30PM – Carnival and Midway Open

Friday June 14th
6:30PM – 10:00PM – SOUTHBOUND; www.southbound.li
9PM – Fireworks

Saturday June 15th
11:30AM – 3:00PM – MILES TO DAYTON; www.milestodayton.net
3:00PM – Strawberry Festival Queen Coronation
4:00PM – 6:00PM – ROB EUROPE; www.reverbnation.com
6:30PM – 10:30PM – WHO ARE THOSE GUYS; www.whoarethoseguys.com
9PM – Fireworks

Sunday June 16th

11:00AM – 11:50PM – ROBERT BRUEY; www.robertbruey.com
12:00PM – 12:50PM – LIZA COPPOLA; www.lizacoppola.com
1:10PM 1:10 – 2:00PM – DON BRACKEN
2:20PM – 3:10PM – JEANETTE RUSSELL;
3:20PM – “BIG BUCKS” RAFFLE DRAWING
3:30pm – 4:45PM – SECOND HANDS; www.thesecondhands.com

The Shorecrest BnB is fully booked on June 14th and 15th but we do have our Studio Cottage  available to rent on the Shelter Bay side of Southold Hamlet just a 13 minute drive away  from the festival. Visit our reservation calendar to see photos and rates for the BnB rooms, rental houses and the Studio Cottage. 

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