News for Foodies 09.01.11

    The annual Hamptons Burger Bloodbath took place last weekend at the Gilt City Hamptons house in Bridgehampton, pitting eight chefs at separate grills against one another in creating the “ideal beach burger.”
    For the second year in a row, the winner was Mo Koyfman of Manhattan, whose entry featured a sliced tomato from Vicki’s Veggies farm stand in Amagansett and slices of Nana’s bread-and-butter pickles, made by Jane Bimson of Montauk, along with melted American cheese, shredded lettuce, and a special sauce.
    Other entries included a burger made by Wylie Dufresne from ground wagyu chuck meat and short-rib patties with homemade American cheese on a potato bun, and a chorizo burger made by Marc Vidal.

South Fork Wine Salon
    B. Smith’s restaurant on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor will be the site of a “wine salon” event on Sept. 10, as part of the Harvest: Wine Auction and Celebration of Long Island’s East End event presented by the Long Island Merlot Alliance, Long Island Wine Council, and Food and Wine magazine.
    Roman Roth, the winemaker at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, will be the featured speaker. The discussion will center on Long Island’s dry rosé wines, and will include a tasting of still and sparkling rosés, along with light appetizers. Tickets cost $25 and are available at 

Fall Hours
    With Labor Day soon to be behind us, restaurants will be shifting their hours for fall. Serafina, on North Main Street in East Hampotn, has announced that it will be closed on Monday through Wednesday, and continue to serve dinner Thursday through Sunday, as well as lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Navy Beach Hours
    Navy Beach restaurant in Montauk will serve lunch and dinner on Saturday through Tuesday this week, and dinner only on Wednesday and next Thursday. Lunch and dinner will be served on Friday, Sept. 9, through Sept. 12.