New establishment with familiar faces serves up American classics

Craft’D Opens Its Doors




The team behind Cucina 25 opened an American-style eatery at the former Vines & Hops at 127 East Main Street in downtown Riverhead. Sean Kenna and Robert Manolio are the owners behind the new, 49-seat restaurant and bar Craft’D.

The sleek design, long bar, and multiple flat-screen TVs makes Craft’D the ideal spot for sports games and after-work fun. The craft beer list includes offerings from Westhampton Beach Brewing Co., Cigar City Brewing, Sloop Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing Company, and Long Ireland Beer Company to name a few. Craft’D mixologist Justin Hulse will be rotating the cocktail list seasonally to include fresh ingredients from local farmers. Unique drinks include a Lavender Fields with, of course, lavender and egg white; or a Red Sky with EFFEN blood orange vodka, Chambord, lime, and ginger.

Cooks serve a souped-up menu that is expected to include chips, quesadillas, wraps, paninis, and salads by late November or early December. Grab Kenna’s favorite, a blackened chicken sandwich with coleslaw, bacon, American cheese, and Thousand Island dressing, or a Godfather with fried chicken, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, and balsamic glaze, each $10.

Learn more by searching Craft’D on Facebook.

nicole@indyeastend.com