Category Archives: lunch

Hizir Baba

This issue’s culinary adventure takes us back to the Peconic River, a rather lovely spot to spend time, especially with better weather on the way. To find our latest venue, make a turn into the alley next to the Salvation Army Thrift Shop on Main Street in Riverhead, just west of the Aquarium. Park at […]

Red Rooster Bistro

One of the best features of living in Eastport is its proximity to the North Fork, my absolutely favorite part of the Island.  Many people think of traveling there only in the warmer months, but winter on the North Fork is especially beautiful.  True, the farm stands and some winery tasting rooms are closed, but […]

The Lobster Roll

Anyone who has been following my gastronomic wanderings for any length of time will know that I am a complete seafood junky. I will pass on meat and potatoes any time for a meal of any type of seafood (cooked or not, I absolutely love sushi!), especially during the “dog days” of summer (it’s almost […]

Farm Country Kitchen

For this month’s offering, we need to go on an adventure.  Take Route 51 north to the end, bear left and cross the Peconic River at the bridge opposite the Court/Jail complex.  Turn left on West Main Street and after approximately 250 yards on the left side, if you look quickly, you may be lucky […]

JC’s Restaurant at Pine Hills

JC’s Restaurant, a pleasant dining room in the Pine Hills clubhouse, came to me as a recommendation.  “The best burger I have ever tasted,” said Carol.  I had never visited JC’s, so I thought, why not.  Our first visit was for lunch on a quiet Monday afternoon.  The dining room overlooks the putting green and […]


For those who don’t keep as close a watch on the neighborhood eateries as I do, I must tell you that our local pub, The Triangle, closed down for two or three weeks after New Years.  I was expecting a new and improved Triangle and planned to do a review of the rebirth.  When it […]

Trackside Cafe

It was Election Day and, after casting our ballots, Joanne and I wanted to have some lunch. Being a Tuesday, the world famous Eastport Luncheonette was, alas, closed. Not wanting to travel far, we decided to try a little spot that I had been promising to visit for some time. That’s how we happened upon […]

Love Lane Kitchen

Driving east along Main Road (Route 25) into the North Fork’s wine country will bring you through many quaint picturesque villages. As you drive through Mattituck, there is a sign that points toward “Love Lane,” a street that is really only one long block of shops and the village Post Office. I have seen this […]

Bouy One

If you have ever driven west on Route 25 from Riverhead, you may have noticed a small white concrete building on the left side before you pass the Riverhead Post Office.  I did on more than one occasion, only to ask myself why anyone would stop to eat at what looked like a small factory […]