Corn-zucchini fritters
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A Summer Garden Daydream

[caption id="attachment_38078" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Corn-zucchini fritters[/caption] Everyone seems to have a favorite dish that screams ‘summer’ to them. Not being a foodie, I always thought this was a kind of silly idea until I put down roots and began to grow vegetable gardens. It was then that I realized there is something quite grand about the knowledge that you can wander out into your garden and forage for a different
Founder's Tavern
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Good Eats: Founder’s Tavern

[caption id="attachment_14961" align="alignnone" width="600"] There is nothing better in the world than some comfort food at Founder's Tavern[/caption] I'm kinda a Southold kid. Kinda. I say that because I lived on the border of Southold and Greenport for a mere six years of my childhood — but they were the formative years — after the divorce, before high school. During that time, my mom cleaned JoAnthony's Restaurant in Southold, and we'd
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The Birchwood Reopens and Polish Town Smiles

[caption id="attachment_11428" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Birchwood reopened last Wednesday, and by Saturday night Polish Town was packed with happy customers.[/caption] Polish Town in Riverhead was so packed with happy people this past Saturday night that you'd think the carnival was in town. But that wasn't what was happening at all. The Birchwood restaurant, which shut down in June after its former owner, James Loo died, was open again for business. [caption
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The Only Egg Sandwich on the North Fork

[caption id="attachment_11274" align="alignleft" width="600"] This is one hungry man, but it easily feeds one hungry man and one hungry woman.[/caption] As just about anyone who's ever actually worked for a living on the North Fork knows, there is just one place to fill your belly with a solid breakfast when you're anywhere near Greenport. It has come to our attention that the newspaper of record on the North Fork recently managed
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Good Eats: Needy in Noyac

[caption id="attachment_10470" align="alignnone" width="600"] Fried Chicken, Cromer's style.[/caption] Any season in Noyac is like a trip back in time, to a place where the Hamptons was an undiscovered wilderness of scrub pine and oak, windswept, by the edge of the sea, a respite from the disease of modern urban life. It was the middle of my first cold, snowy winter in Sag Harbor when I stumbled into Cromer's Market and
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In Search of the Perfect Flounder Sandwich

[caption id="attachment_7943" align="alignnone" width="600"] The perfect flounder sandwich[/caption] Once upon a time, I was standing in the Waldbaum’s parking lot in Mattituck waiting for a date at the Boom Burger that used to be near the movie theater, when five men in business suits and sunglasses jumped out of a new black Chevy Suburban and ran to me. “Where’s the nearest fish shack?” they asked, all very urgent about their mission. I
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Good Eats: Boom! Burger

[caption id="attachment_6916" align="alignnone" width="600"] Two big beef burgers from Boom! Burger, and an order of sweet potato fries. What else do you need in life?[/caption] I have a problem with hamburgers on the East End. As anybody who has spent any time up west knows, you can walk into a diner almost anywhere in Lake Grove or Bellport or Port Jefferson and you can buy a cheeseburger deluxe that will
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Good Eats: Sam’s Restaurant

[caption id="attachment_5881" align="alignnone" width="682"] When the lights are on at Sam's, all is right in East Hampton.[/caption] Everything is ok in East Hampton as long as the neon sign is on at Sam’s. When you first walk in the door of Newtown Lane’s oldest restaurant, the first thing you notice is how gosh-darn friendly everyone is. There were five in our party on our most recent visit, which must be
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Good Eats: Spicy’s Barbecue

[caption id="attachment_5509" align="alignnone" width="600"] Fill up your belly at Spicy's.[/caption] If you're alive, you've gotta eat. And if you've gotta eat, you've gotta put some decent calories in your belly. And if it's winter and it's cold and you're feeling around in your pockets to try to find the warmth of those Ben Franklin bills you used to pack in there during your summertime working high, you're going to need