Families like the casual feel and friendly atmosphere of the Harbor Grill, where ice cream floats and a healthy kids’ menu are as tasty and affordable as the $20 and under entrees for grown-ups. Morgan McGivern photos

Striped bass are now abundant in our waters. The fish has a sweet flavor compatible with many different ingredients. David E. Rattray

Hillary Levine and her partner, Sam Lester III, have started the Pantigo Farm Company in East Hampton. Morgan McGivern

Robin Blackley of East End Apiaries demonstrated how she cared for her “girls” on a recent visit. Bridget LeRoy

South Edison looks casual in a chic way, but its food is even more sophisticated. Morgan McGivern Photos