Guys… it’s happening. Seventy degrees. Patio open. Allergies in full effect. We made it!!!
Even though my eyes are now perpetually itchy and Flonase is my only friend, I am breathing a little easier (figuratively speaking) knowing that Spring is officially here. Our tasting rooms felt the start of the season this past week with those of you taking off and “working from home.” It was awesome to see so many familiar faces coming out of hibernation. Our patio is back with a few new furniture additions, and the outside bar is ready for its third season. My co-workers and I are mentally preparing for our annual farmers tans. In the words of our dear friend Allissa Goodale, “Welcome to the good life.” With that being said, let me update you on events taking place across the North Fork that’ll help you get back into Spring mode.
Vinyl Night (BYOV) at Little Creek Oysters (37 Front St., Greenport)
Through the winter season, Little Creek Oysters had our backs and decided to give us the gift of “Vinyl Night.” Luckily, for those of you who missed it the past few months, it is continuing through April and May! Every Thursday night from 5-8pm, Little Creek encourages locals to bring their own vinyl while enjoying clams & oysters. The Times Vintage will be there as well, providing some selections if you opt out of bringing your own.
Cherry Blossom Festival (Greenport Village)
I learned today, thanks to my friend and newest member of Team Lieb, Alice, that Greenport is hosting their first annual Cherry Blossom festival in May. From May 1st to May 15th, you can do a self-guided tour around Greenport and snag some Instagram pics of these beautiful trees. According to the village’s website, the Greenport Village Tree Committee will offer maps to assist you on your journey. And fun fact – Greenport has been named a Tree City USA thirteen times! I don’t know if this was common knowledge, but I literally had no idea until twenty minutes ago. The more you know.
Locals’ Night at Lieb Cellars (13050 Oregon Rd., Cutchogue)
We know that many of you were sad about our Friday night music series coming to an end. SO we decided to give you… Locals’ Night! Every Friday through September, we will have Noah’s on the Road food truck providing us with amazing tacos from 4-7pm. Locals from both the North and South Fork (as far west as Wading River) will be able to purchase glasses and bottles for 20% off. All we’ll need to see is your ID for proof of residence. Come by and watch the sunset with us!
For those of you who are teachers, you’re almost there. For those of you finishing up the semester, stop reading this, you slackers. We can’t wait to see more of you out on the patio sipping that 2016 Bridge Lane Rosé that we will be obsessing over until it runs out. For now, I have to get back to my tissues and Claritin-D (I am an unpaid spokesperson for both Flonase and Claritin-D).
Lieb Cellars Tasting Room Captain