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 […]

The Birchwood

This month’s review takes us to the heart of Polish Town, USA in Riverhead.  There, on Pulaski Street under the charmingly ornate streetlamps sits The Birchwood, a fixture of Polish Town’s “Main Street” since 1929.  Entering the door brings you into a cozy pub style space with a bar to the right and dining tables […]

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 […]