News for Foodies 09.29.11

    This week brings the final opportunity till spring to purchase produce and other edibles directly from farmers, fishermen, and local producers at both the East Hampton and Springs farmers markets.
    Vendors will gather in East Hampton at the Nick and Toni’s parking lot on North Main Street tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who receive assistance through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or through the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program can cash in their coupons for scrip that can be used to purchase fresh food at the market.
    In Springs, the farmers market takes place on Saturday at Ashawagh Hall. 
    At the Sag Harbor farmers market on Bay Street on Saturday, Canio’s Books will sponsor a visit by Silvia Lehrer, the author of “Savoring the Hamptons: Discovering the Food and Wine of Long Island’s East End.” Ms. Lehrer will sign copies of the book, which features recipes centered on local ingredients along with profiles of farmers, vintners, and other food producers, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tastes of items featured in the book will be provided.

Tre Bella, Yacht Club
    In Montauk, Tre Bella, the restaurant at the Montauk Manor, is open now on Thursday night for dinner, on Friday and Saturday for both breakfast and dinner, and on Sunday for breakfast.
    At the Montauk Yacht Club, the Gulf Coast Kitchen is offering a prix fixe for $29.95. Those who take along a Montauk Yacht Club key chain will be offered a locals’ discount.

Oktoberfest
    The Oktoberfest celebration carries on at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, where $24 German dinner specials will be offered each week through Oct. 14 starting nightly at 5 p.m. There are beer specials as well.
    From Saturday through Friday, Oct. 8, the menu will include wiener schnitzel with herbed spaetzle and gold beets, and apple streudel for dessert. Tonight and tomorrow, the special entree is knockwurst, bratwurst, and bockwurst with German potato salad, and German chocolate cake.
Saturday Lunch
    The Harbor Grill on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton is now serving lunch on Saturdays beginning at noon.  Items on the menu include buffalo wings, a bacon and blue cheese salad, burgers, veggie black bean burgers served with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, and chipotle mayonnaise, a garlic hero with either roasted pork, turkey, or roast beef, shrimp scampi, and char-broiled Salisbury steak. A kids’ menu includes deep-dish pizza or grilled chicken.

Indian Wells Specials
    Monday is burger night at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett, with a $15 special that includes a burger, a half-dozen buffalo wings, fries, and a draft beer. On Thursday, a prime rib special for $21 includes soup or salad, prime rib, a baked potato, and a vegetable.

Cheese Month
    Bet you didn’t know that October is also American Cheese Month. To celebrate, Lucy’s Whey cheese shop in East Hampton is selling a cheese month “passport,” which entitles the holder to a 40-percent discount off the daily featured cheese at participating retailers. Fall hours at the East Hampton Lucy’s Whey (there is a second shop at the Chelsea Market in Manhattan) are Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rugosa’s Steak Special
    Rugosa restaurant in East Hampton has designated Wednesday as steak night. The menu will include a choice of steaks, all served with potato gratin, local seasonal vegetable, and garlic-parsley butter. The prix fixe will cost $14.95 for a grilled flat iron steak, $18.95 for a marinated flank steak, and $21.95 for an all-natural, antibiotic and hormone-free New York strip steak.
    As the special continues, Rugosa might change the choice of steaks and offer a selection of different compound butters to go along, at an additional price, but the restaurant promises a choice among three different steaks, with the price beginning at $14.95. Reservations have been suggested.