Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Food Mill in Point Lookout NY

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The Food Mill in Point Lookout, NY -- Designed, Built and Operated by Richard Zampella
Richard Zampella has worked in all areas of the hospitality and food service industry for over 30 years. He has managed the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel and served as Food and Beverage Manager of the The Essex House Hotel on Central Park South. For 15 years he worked 65 floors high atop Rockefeller Center at the Rainbow Room under legendary restauranteur Joe Baum. In 2010, he created the concept and design for Skipperdee’s Ice Cream Shop in the seaside hamlet of Point Lookout, NY.

As a restaurant designer he executed designs for Heneghan’s Tavern in Point Lookout, NY and Brixx & Barley in Long Beach, NY.

In 2018, he designed, built and re-opened the market Nicholas and Carmela Merola opened in 1930 in the tiny Long Island hamlet of Point Lookout, NY at 40 Lido Boulevard. The Food Mill continues the tradition of operating a community market recalling an era celebrating value and quality.


Richard Zampella is the Managing Partner of Transmultimedia. He produced Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen which is narrated by Sam Waterston. Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen was reviewed by The New York Times film critic Andy Webster on October 11, 2013 and was named an NY Times Critics’ Pic by Manohla Dargis, A. O. Scott and Stephen Holden. Webster said the picture was proof that the work of these two men "endures and so does what they stood for". Other producer credits include; Sergeant York: Of God and Country for Warner Home Video which was narrated by Liam Neeson and Inside High Noon for Paramount Pictures which was narrated by Frank Langella with an introduction by President Bill Clinton. Zampella is currently working on a documentary about American writer Elmore Leonard entitled 'But Don't Try to Write'.

Richard is the proprietor of Idylease, A Historic Landmark located in Newfoundland, NJ.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Food Mill in Point Lookout, NY



The Food Mill in Point Lookout, NY is open 7 days a week from 6am-10pm. We feature products from Sail Away Coffee Company, Tom Cat Bakery and Boar's Head. We are located at 40 Lido Boulevard in Point Lookout, NY.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Idylease Christmas 2018



Season's Greeting from Idylease: A Historic Landmark located in Newfoundland, NJ -- Wishing you all the best this holiday season and throughout the coming year. Celebrating our 115th Christmas Season #historic #landmark #idylease #christmas #greetings #video #christmascard

http://www.idylease.org

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Happy 102nd Birthday to Kirk Douglas



When Kirk Douglas, several years ago, happened to hear that we were putting together a documentary on the friendship between Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper, he got in touch and told us about a letter he had written to Gary Cooper.

Gracious and modest gentleman that he is, Mr. Douglas enquired if we had any interest in the letter. When we responded immediately in the affirmative, he then offered to read the letter on camera for the documentary.

What appears in The True Gen is an edited version. Here, in our tribute to Mr. Kirk Douglas on his 102nd birthday, is Mr. Douglas reading the letter in full, unedited.

From all of us at Transmultimedia, Happy Birthday, Kirk Douglas.

We shan't soon see your like again.

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen is Available on DVD and in a Collector's Edition Blu-Ray DVD Box Set! http://www.chiptaylor.com/cooper_hemi...

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen is written/directed by John Mulholland. Narrated by Sam Waterston with Len Cariou as the voice of Ernest Hemingway. Produced by Richard Zampella

Learn more at http://cooperhemingway.com

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Food Mill in Point Lookout Opens its Doors

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The Food Mill in Point Lookout, NY -- Designed, Owned, and Operated by Richard Zampella
The market that Nicholas and Carmela Merola opened in 1930 in the tiny Long Island hamlet of Point Lookout, NY recently re-opened its doors at 40 Lido Boulevard. The New Market is named the Food Mill and will continue to operate from the same location on Lido Boulevard, is something of a throwback, like Point Lookout itself.

The village, surrounded on three sides by water, is a seaside Wobegon within commuting distance of New York City. The speed limit is 15 mph. You have to pick up your own mail at the post office. And celebrity residents have been more on the order of Charles Atlas or Marlene Dietrich than Madonna or Lady Gaga.

Proprietors Richard Zampella and Shannon Mulholland know what it takes to run a business in Point Lookout. Their Ice Cream Store, Skipperdees has been voted as the Best Ice Cream Shop on Long Island for 2017 & 2018 and has been serving up sweets to the young and young at heart since 2007.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Idylease Article Appears in northjersey.com

Idylease Newspaper Article


Thanks to Ann Genader for her April 19, 2018 article on Idylease. Ann was a tireless supporter of my father, Dr Arthur Zampella. She served as public relations director at Idylease when it was a nursing home for the elderly from 1954-1972.


Read Article at: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/west-milford/2018/04/19/west-milford-nj-jefferson-nj-remembering-idylease-arthur-dante-louis-zampella/529633002/

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Skipperdee’s is #1 again for 2018

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Skipperdees is the Best Ice Cream Shop on Long Island – for the 2nd consecutive year! Our sincere thanks to our Long Island Guests of Skipperdee’s

Each year, Long Islanders are invited to nominate and vote for the best local businesses in a range of service categories as part of an annual Best of Long Island Business program. This year 909,094 votes were cast and thanks to our neighbors, Skipperdee’s has been voted as the Best of LI Business in the food services business for Ice Cream - for the 2nd consecutive year! You also nominated us in 2018 as the Best Lunch Deal, Bakery, Dessert Place and Candy Store.

Skipperdee’s Ice Cream Parlor may feel like an old-school soda fountain, but the local ice cream shop actually started 8 years ago as a social center to fulfill the needs of the seaside community of Point Lookout, NY.

And that homey, nostalgic feel is exactly what founder Richard Zampella and Shannon Mulholland were after when they created the concept and decor for the thriving business. Despite the pursuit of selecting the finest ice cream flavors and ingredients available, the core of the shop has stayed the same — “Providing the best ice cream on Long Island in a family friendly environment,” Zampella said.

Skipperdee’s is located at 26 Lido Boulevard in Point Lookout, NY. Visit them on the web at http://www. skipperdees.com