The intro to this blog post will first be accompanied by song. Click the link before proceeding (I promise it’s not a virus).
I just wanted to thank of all my hundreds, nay – thousands of readers – for your undying devotion. It’s an honor to guide you across this northern fork. We’ve been through so much together. We’ve picnic’d, ate pie, sat on the beach, looked at the stars. And we did all of this while drinking copious amounts of wine.
This isn’t my last post by the way. I’m sorry if I made it sound like that (you can stop the song now, unless you didn’t get to the chorus yet).
One of our most popular questions over the phone, and our office staff can attest to this, is “do you have a food truck today?” People are OBSESSED with food trucks. It’s proven to be a great food solution for tasting rooms, especially since the majority of us do not have access to a full kitchen. Many restaurants have tapped into this food truck craze, creating offshoots of their main establishments in a more condensed version. Here are three of my favorite food trucks that you may spot around town this summer, whether it be at a tasting room or near their main digs:
The North Fork Food Truck (57225 Main Rd., Southold)
A product of North Fork Table & Inn, the North Fork Food Truck is nestled in a corner of the restaurant’s parking lot. The menu includes a lobster roll, fried chicken sandwich with chipotle aioli, and a black bean burger among other amazing options. You can grab lunch at the truck every day between 11:30am-3:30pm. And now I’m thinking about fried chicken.
8 Hands Farm Food Truck (4735 Cox Lane, Cutchogue)
If you’re a local, you most certainly know of 8 Hands Farm. Located two minutes south of our tasting room, 8 Hands Farm is a family-owned sustainable farm. They have grass-fed meats, eggs and produce available for purchase. Recently, they’ve added a food truck to the mix where customers can get egg sandwiches for breakfast (served every Saturday & Sunday starting at 9am) or beef empanadas for lunch (served Thursday-Monday from 11:30am-3pm). If you need a quick bite before heading to our tasting room, get a pork BBQ sandwich and chill at a picnic table on the farm before heading over!
Noah’s on the Road (13050 Oregon Rd., Cutchogue)
I know what you’re thinking – that address looks familiar. Noah’s on the Road, a food truck that materialized from Noah’s restaurant in Greenport, will be here at Lieb Cellars throughout the summer, every Friday for our Locals Night from 4-7pm. If you live between Orient Point and Wading River, you can have a glass or bottle for 20% off, and enjoy gourmet tacos from Noah’s food truck. Let me tell you, I am no stranger to these tacos. Get a glass of our Bridge Lane White Merlot, a Hawaiian taco (crispy carnitas, grilled pineapple salsa), and grab a spot on the patio. You won’t regret it.
Not only do we have some of the best restaurants on Long Island out on the North Fork, but our food trucks are nothing to mess with either. Summer is about no-nonsense eating – solid, quick, post-beach eats. Food trucks have proven to be the perfect vehicle for that (see what I did there?). I thank you for reading my post (cue song) and as always, you can catch me in the tasting room. Because I pretty much live here. Not kidding. Enjoy the rest of the summer and don’t forget the sunscreen!
Tasting Room Captain