It feels like a failure of the imagination to drink brown ale this early in the season. Or worse, wishful thinking. Or worst, betrayal. Shouldn’t I be grateful for the long days, the warm weather and the fruit flies in the kitchen?
Remember the legendary squid and wine dinner from earlier this spring? Get ready for Act 2: an all-duck, red wine dinner going down at Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton this Thursday.
Viewed from the upper story of the atrium at Jewel restaurant in Melville on Wednesday night, the launch party for Edible Long Island was was impressive. We built it and you came. Nearly 400 local food supporters were surrounding tables loaded with the samples, snacks and sips provided by local food purveyors.
More than 60 North Fork wineries, restaurants, B&Bs, hotels, food and other retail establishments, chamber and village associations are offering “Taste the North Fork” food, wine and arts activities and discounts on the long Veteran’s Day weekend, November 9 to 11, as part of the “Taste the East End” festivities taking place through December.
Those wine people, with their blind tastings and dreams of terroir. What do they know about drinking? And do they really know what they’re drinking? You do, though, you beer aficionado, fan, enthusiast. You also know beer tastes best when it’s fresh, which is why you’re starting to choose local beer over imports and why you’re also opting for draft over bottle (cans still get a pass because they block damaging UV rays).
Thankfully, it is often the simple things in life that yield the best results. One sublime example is the Apple Crisp cocktail at Relish in Kings Park
Edible teams up with liquor shops throughout Long Island for a Hendrick’s Gin Tasting. Lucky us — we’ve got the Hendrick’s gin cocktail recipe that Ayana Suknanan from Gnarly Vines Wines and Spirits will make!
Ilegal, in spite of its distinctively colorful and surreptitious beginnings, is proud to have joined the “farm-to-bar” movement.
Looking for the perfect fall cocktail to take off that evening chill? Look no further than Hendrick’s Tavern.
Sprinkled generously across both the dinner and drink menus is GHT’s garden mint, with appearances made in the restaurant’s summer-inspired Fae Done-Away cocktail, a concoction of organic cucumber vodka, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, homemade ginger-infused simple syrup and fresh mint.
Graceful Rose at 154 West Broadway in Port Jefferson will open their outdoor patio, The Rose Garden, on Saturday, June 29.
If you hear a loud buzz coming from what looks like a giant clump of bees hanging off of a tree branch or the like, you’ve found a swarm. There’s no need to fear.