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Lifestyle: Travel & Dining

What’s New On The North Fork

By Rachel Bosworth - September 10, 2018

The transition from summer to fall has slowly begun, marking the start of the harvest season on the North Fork. New businesses continue to open as residents, second homeowners, and tourists still enjoy the East End, while farms and vineyards gear up for one of their busiest times of year. It is a central theme to what makes the North Fork both a destination and a place to call home. A new restaurant exemplifying farm-to-table cuisine has opened in Greenport with its owners having taken interest in other village businesses and properties as well. Southold has a new home décor and interior design showroom that speaks to the farmhouse lifestyle and aesthetic, and a kitchen design showroom has found a new home in Greenport. We’re looking forward to what this next season out east will bring…

Greenhill Kitchen
The latest on the North Fork dining scene is Greenhill Kitchen in Greenport, which occupies the former Harbourfront Deli and The Loft restaurant on Front Street. Father and son owners Christoph and Robin Mueller recently purchased the two-story space to convert into a full-service restaurant and music venue. The Muellers hail from Switzerland, while chef and co-owner Wolfgang Ban comes from Austria. Evidence of their heritage can be found in the dishes on the menu, such as the wiener schnitzel of crispy veal cutlet, pickled cucumber, and potato salad. The wine list features North Fork, French, and Austrian varietals, and an assortment of imported and local beers. Christoph also purchased  the Deep Water Bar and Grille building across the street and has his eyes set on purchasing more real estate in Greenport. In November the restaurant may close briefly as they have plans to undergo further renovations.

Nicolette’s for the Home
What was once a residential property in the heart of Southold has proven to be the ideal space for a home décor shop that also offers interior design and bath and kitchen design services. Nicolette’s for the Home is a retail and design studio that first opened in Massapequa and just recently opened the doors to their second location on the North Fork. The shop offers a wide variety of home décor, lighting, furniture, cabinetry lines, countertops and hardware, and more. Being inside a spacious home, the showroom is uniquely designed to reflect various living spaces while also showcasing goods that appeal to design enthusiasts. Lovers of the farmhouse aesthetic will revel in the varied antique-style furnishings and home décor accessories, as well as crafted signs, coffee mugs, trays, and pillows with different playful sayings.

Little House of Kitchens
Kitchen designer Maureen D. Connolly has found a new home with her Greenport showroom opening in September. Little House of Kitchens is a boutique kitchen and design firm that showcases Plain & Fancy and Decora cabinetry lines, as well as a virtual showroom with cutting edge kitchen design and trends popular today. Holding a degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Connolly has designed and completed hundreds of projects over the course of her 15+ year career in the industry. Her experience in the field of design/build and operating as a general contractor have also provided her with a distinctive insight to what’s behind good design, details including plumbing, electrical work, flooring, installation, and more. As with her clients, Connolly’s projects are unique from one to the next. Her website showcases her range of style and capabilities of bringing an individual homeowner’s dream kitchen to life.

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