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Crazy Fork, the casual new Mattituck eatery, is a likable, easygoing spot. At a recent dinner, I saw many strengths as well as a few issues that needed addressing.
The front room, with its oak floors and handsome bar, created a positive first impression. That, however, was somewhat undermined by the area outside the decent-enough restroom. Nothing that a quick paint job and new floor covering...Read more »
Last week, I attended a “pop-up” dinner cooked by Keith Luce, formerly of Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport and a Newsday All-Star chef. Pop-ups are pre-booked, one-night-only events that usually take place in restaurant spaces that are in between tenants. In the case of Luce’s dinner on Wednesday, the venue was Love Lane Kitchen, the Mattituck restaurant that is only open for dinner Friday...Read more »
Love Lane Kitchen, one of the North Fork’s most popular restaurants, has a new owner. Earlier in the week a deal was finalized in which Carolyn Iannone, the general manager, bought it from its founder, Michael Avella.
Love Lane Kitchen opened in January 2007, at first serving only breakfast and lunch and adding dinner in 2008. In August 2011, Avella and his wife Patti opened a specialty market,...Read more »
Singer Nona Hendryx, who was a member of the group Labelle (“Lady Marmalade”) as well as of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, will be performing at The Old Mill Inn in Mattituck on Saturday, July 21. Hendryx has an album coming out at the end of this month.
There will be no dinner service during the show. Tickets are $35 for admission only or $60 for two drinks plus priority seating. To purchase,...Read more »
The Magic Fountain, the popular ice-cream destination in Mattituck, is for sale.
Owner Choudry Ali said he plans to move to Utah, where he and his wife have a home. He added that he may open an ice cream shop there.
Ali said in a telephone interview that The Magic Fountain was busy, even in February, and that his decision was based on a long-standing desire to relocate west. There are...Read more »
I’ve always enjoyed the location of The Old Mill Inn, a former grist mill that sits on the banks of Mattituck Inlet, but I’ve never had a meal there that quite measured up to the lovely setting. I missed the tenure of chef Brady Duhame, who arrived last year, was honored with a “local hero” award from “Edible East End” in April, left in May. Saul Flores is the...Read more »