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01/19/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Seth Nathan at Isola in the Heights.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Seth Nathan at Isola in the Heights.

Seth Nathan is the executive chef at Isola, a restaurant in the Heights. Halfway through his first winter on Shelter Island, he’s still — remarkably — smiling. For a guy born in Ojai, California, and raised in Malibu, staying warm and cheerful in a Northeastern winter is no minor accomplishment. (more…)

12/21/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

If cold days and long nights put you in the mood for treating yourself to meal out, you can get a taste of holiday cheer without boarding a ferry. (more…)

11/19/17 3:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Local scallops — a basketful of bounty.

After reading last week’s Reporter story about Steve Lenox and the opening of  scallop season and listening to Billy Gremmler telling Gary Sapien on WLNG about all the scallops he’d be serving this weekend, I just had to have some.

It was Thursday afternoon so I went to see Jimmy Hayward at Commander Cody’s. I saw some recently opened shells outside — a good sign — but the place was closed.  (more…)

11/17/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

When the Island hunkers down for winter, seasonal eateries close but many cafés, restaurants and shops stay open and, along with community programs, will be serving over the long weekend. 

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08/07/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Friends thanks to a friend, are Isola chef Seth Nathan (left) and owner Brad Kitkowski on the porch of the restaurant.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Friends thanks to a friend, are Isola chef Seth Nathan (left) and owner Brad Kitkowski on the porch of the restaurant.

“The food’s good and it’s fun,” Brad Kitkowski said about his recently opened Isola — Italian for Island — in the space once occupied by Sweet Tomato’s space in the Heights. “If you’re having fun, people sense it,” he said. (more…)