The 6th annual Greenport Shellabration took place in Greenport, Long Island on December 2nd and 3rd 2017. This East End, 2 day restaurant walk in North Fork is renowned for craft beers and Peconic Bay’s shellfish. Clams, scallops, and oysters are at their best at this time of year and many businesses participating in the Shellabration restaurant walk, serve recipes created by North Fork’s finest chefs.
This event in North Fork is heaven for a foodie. We started the day by picking up our wristband and Greenport tour map at Little Creek Oysters and headed for the Greenport Harbor Brewery for a free sample of beer. Next, we headed for Greenport Harbor Ale and Little Creek Oysters to sample a platter of fresh seafood from Peconic Bay.
With shellfish once in danger, the Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension Marine Program promotes the need to repopulate the shellfish industry and restaurants in North Fork’s wine country on Long Island like Brix & Rye feature tapas with wine and beer pairing. The 1943 Pizza Bar serves brick-oven pizzas and The Frisky Oyster has a specialty called Oysters Friskafella.
On our second day’s visit to the Greenport Shellabration, we sampled small plates from several other restaurants, but returned to my East End favorites savoring another helping of oysters at The Frisky Oyster, a delicious salad at the 1943 Pizza bar and the downstairs atmosphere of Brix & Rye.
For a foodie, the 2017 Shellabration in Greenport, was an opportunity to sample fare from businesses like the Greenport Harbor Brewery, Greenport Harbor Ale, which support the Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension Marine Program encouraging the continuation of production of shellfish in Peconic Bay.