I’ve had to be brutally honest with myself. The harsh reality is that when it comes to horticulture, while I may aspire to a green thumb, mine is mostly black and blue. No amount of planning, Miracle-Gro, cultivating, raised beds, sweat or physical labor has ever produced the kind of stunning vegetable sanctuary I dream of.
The 2014 Long Island Hospitality Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society will be held on Monday, June 2 at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Tickets are $125 per person and include event entry, parking, entertainment, and unlimited food and drink. Tickets may be purchased here. Tickets will be $175 at the door.
Spring is when the dozen or so Greek Orthodox churches in our area hold their epic festivals, replete with souvlaki, moussaka, spanakopita, sheftalia sandwiches, halloumi sandwiches, kontosouvli (lamb kabob), loukaniko (sausage), koupes and so much more.
From Manhattan to Montauk, Edible’s looking for great bartenders. Here’s the chance to mix it up with your peers and win an Edible profile, prizes and prestige. Plus some money.
Ulla Kjarval’s family has been raising pastured pork, lamb, poultry and 100-percent grass-fed beef for well over 30 years at their Spring Lake Farm in the lush valleys of Delaware County in upstate New York. Having sold to buying clubs in New York City, Kjarval and her teacher husband recently moved to Long Island and decided to start a club, Long Island Meatshare, offering her family’s pastured and grass-fed meats.
As I drove my full, happy belly back from Tom Schaudel’s Jewel Restaurant in Melville after an exciting and convivial wine dinner featuring Paumanok wines, I considered the reasons why it is so worth it to plunk down big money for a wine dinner, even if you can only do it every once in a while.
Steve Pominski and his son Adam, sole brewers of the newly opened Barrage Brewing in Farmingdale, have been working around the clock to get their beer to local bars and restaurants, as well as filling growlers at the brewery. However, they still find themselves constantly answering the same question: When is the tasting room going to open?
Memorial Day is all about remembrance, parades, barbecues and here on Long Island, getting back to the beach. As the 2014 beach season commences, so does a seemingly new era of beach eats. Never before has going to the beach been such a foodie happening.