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lsoukieh Nov 13, 2007 04:00 AM

visiting area in two weeks, fun places and things to do

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  1. MMRuth RE: lsoukieh Nov 13, 2007 07:16 AM

    Are you going to be on the North or South Fork? Or elsewhere?

    1. The Chowhound Team RE: lsoukieh Nov 13, 2007 07:17 AM

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        lsoukieh RE: The Chowhound Team Nov 14, 2007 03:35 AM

        I was talking about great chow, that's what this board is all about, also both forks, but also before the forks.

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          MMRuth RE: lsoukieh Nov 14, 2007 08:43 AM

          I'm not familiar with the area before the forks, but I've enjoyed lunches at the following:

          American Hotel (Sag Harbor) - not out of this world, but good
          Jedediah Hawkins Inn (North Fork - Jamesport?)
          Pierre's (Bridgeport) - lovely little French place
          Silver's (Southampton) - the best BLT I've ever had, and a pretty decent, albeit expensive, lobster roll.

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            ChefBoyAreMe RE: MMRuth Nov 14, 2007 09:11 AM

            Bridgeport? The dumpy city in CT?

            I'm guessing you mean Bridgehampton?

            And BTW, you are correct about Jedediah Hawkins being in Jamesport. Nice place, too!

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              MMRuth RE: ChefBoyAreMe Nov 14, 2007 09:12 AM

              Oops - I did mean Bridgehampton - thanks!

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        mangiamama RE: lsoukieh Nov 14, 2007 12:05 PM

        It's the off season out here now (South Fork) and some places close or cut back on the amount of days that they open.
        Not sure what Town/Village you'll be in?

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          MMRuth RE: mangiamama Nov 14, 2007 01:11 PM

          Good point - though I know that Pierre's is open year round - we only go out to the South Fork in the off season.

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            mangiamama RE: MMRuth Nov 15, 2007 11:44 AM

            Yes, Pierre's is open 7 days a week year round. I think that all the restaurants in Bridgehampton remain open. Also all the othr restos MMRuth listed are open year round.

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              MMRuth RE: mangiamama Nov 15, 2007 11:47 AM

              I really like going to Pierre's - we would stop there for lunch on Fridays before heading up to Concience (sp?) Point where we used to stay (alas, that arrangement has ended!) - wonderful local oysters, great steak tartare, french fries, etc., reasonable wines, as well as a decent carafe selection.

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                MMRuth RE: OrderFire Nov 15, 2007 11:59 AM

                We also enjoyed buying lobster rolls at the seafood market in Wainscott and taking them to the beach, even in winter.

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                  OrderFire RE: MMRuth Nov 19, 2007 08:36 AM

                  I forgot about that place MMRuth - I haven't been there is a few years but they used to also make amazing lobster bisque to go...and I love the bagels next door (although they have sky rocketed in price over the years).

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                    coll RE: OrderFire Nov 19, 2007 02:36 PM

                    Then go next door to Breadzilla, best bakery I know! Their pies are the best.

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                      phDuh RE: coll Nov 26, 2007 05:17 AM

                      I second Breadzilla, in Wainscott. They also have great sandwiches and soups for lunch.

        2. jenniebnyc RE: lsoukieh Nov 19, 2007 04:29 PM

          For a no frills lunch try the Modern Snack Bar. Just went on Saturday and had some really good lobster bisque and the best fried fish sandwich I've had in a while. Oh, and the coconut custard pie was fabulous. I forgot how good their pies were!

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            lsoukieh RE: jenniebnyc Nov 20, 2007 04:19 AM

            where is this place, Modern Snack Bar?

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              coll RE: lsoukieh Nov 20, 2007 04:59 AM

              Aquebogue, on Rte 25, you can't miss the sign....
              Looks like this....http://modernsnackbar.com/
              But the decor is anything but modern!

          2. jenniebnyc RE: lsoukieh Nov 19, 2007 04:31 PM

            Also, Check out Tate's in Southampton for some good sweets..cookies, cupcakes, etc....

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              MMRuth RE: jenniebnyc Nov 19, 2007 04:38 PM

              Mmmm - why did you have to mention them - delicious - the best chocolate chip cookies around IMHO - the ones with walnuts - I may have to pop out to the corner deli to get some!!

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                jenniebnyc RE: MMRuth Nov 19, 2007 04:44 PM

                Love that the deli's carry Tate's !

                For my b-day I made my parents bring me in a coconut cupcake from Tate's. If you like coconut this cupcake is a memorable treat!

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                  MMRuth RE: jenniebnyc Nov 19, 2007 04:47 PM

                  I've had those cupcakes - fantastic. I'm still trying to get over not having winter access (for free) to our friend's place - such a downer!!

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                    beauxgoris RE: jenniebnyc Feb 11, 2008 07:46 AM

                    I'm obsessed with that cupcake. I've been trying for years to figure out what the heck the frosting is made from. It's not heavy like a buttercreme but it's not too soft like just whipped cream. Tate's coconut cupcakes haunt me they're so good! If anyone has any clues I'd love to hear!!!

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                      jenniebnyc RE: beauxgoris Feb 20, 2008 03:49 PM

                      is there a Tates Cookbook?

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                        beauxgoris RE: jenniebnyc Feb 20, 2008 03:55 PM

                        ^^Yes, but the recipe isnt in it (of course!)

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                hudsonvalleyfoodblog RE: lsoukieh Nov 20, 2007 06:40 AM

                If you are going to the north fork I recommend checking out Shinn Estates Vineyard. I was just out there about two weeks ago and think it is by far the best wine in long island. They offer a walking tour at 1:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday. It's a small vineuyard so you get direct access to the owns Barbara Shinn and David Page. They also own 'Home' Restaurant in manhattan. They are dedicated to growing grapes using enviromentally sound practices. It's a great place to spend a few hours.

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                  hudsonvalleyfoodblog RE: OrderFire Nov 20, 2007 09:32 AM

                  We ate at the Frisky Oyster in Geenport. The only problem was that despite having a reservation we still waited almost an hour and a half. To me that is unacceptable when you have a reservation. THe host even admitted to me that she didn't know what she was doing. The whole place was in the weeds. The food was good but after waiting that long it was hard to enjoy it. I'd give it another shot but if there is a wait I'd walk.

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                    coll RE: OrderFire Nov 20, 2007 10:04 AM

                    Well if you're on the North Fork, don't forget to try Junda's Pastry in Jamesport, they are up there too. I think Jed Hawkins uses them for their breakfast buffet.

                    1. re: coll
                      EricMM RE: coll Nov 22, 2007 06:13 AM

                      The Seafood Barge in Southold is excellent, but pricey. The Red Door in Matituck is very good and somewhat less expensive...also is less crowded. While the Jedediah hawkins Inn in Jamesport and North Fork Inn in Southold have great reputations, I have never been to them. The Farmers Bar in Cutchogue has great barbecue, and is inexpensive...though I sorely miss the Wild Goose that was there before it. By the way, the Modern Snack Bar is shown on a car commercial...I think Toyota..that I've been seeing a lot.

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                      lsoukieh RE: hudsonvalleyfoodblog Nov 21, 2007 07:26 PM

                      Shinn Estates sould nice, where is it?

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                        hudsonvalleyfoodblog RE: lsoukieh Dec 7, 2007 06:45 AM

                        It's off the main road in the town of Mattituck. Here's the website. www.shinnvineyard.recipesfromhome.com

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                          jp62 RE: hudsonvalleyfoodblog Feb 20, 2008 04:26 PM

                          Also stop at the Lieb Cellars tasting room. Great Pinot Blanc and Sparkling pinot blanc!

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