I bookended my time in the Eastern US with two trips to the North Fork, which is Long Island Wine Country but also farm country and sailing town, and is like a second home to me. One of my first stops was North Fork Roasting Co. (55795 Main Road, Southold) where owners Jennilee and Jess have made my dreams come true, bringing third wave coffee to NoFo. This team is killing it, doing their own roasting and creating a cozy welcoming vibe. If I weren’t in London, I’d be tempted to keep this place a secret but since I’m gone… go and support these girls, will you?!
At The Farm House (210 Almond Street), Pimento Cheese Beignets with Harissa, washed down with local craft beers, were the perfect way to kick off the last night in town. Dinner was at Rolf and Daughters (700 Taylor Street), where sharing-style is the key to tasting as much as possible from the long list of inventive, mouth-watering New American dishes.