News for Foodies: 10.25.12

Local Food News

    The Hampton Seafood Company, which has a lineup of daily soups and lunch specials, is offering free delivery to businesses in East Hampton Village between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. from Mondays through Fridays. The shop also has two discount programs. A “loyalty card” allows customers who have their cards punched each time they buy something to claim a 15 percent discount after the 10th purchase.
    Teachers, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, and police are being offered another card that entitles them to a 10 percent discount on every purchase.

Celebrating Halloween
    Two Montauk restaurants will close for the season after holding Halloween parties this weekend. At Swallow East, those who come in costume to a party starting on Saturday at 9 will get their first drink on the house. D.J. Mr. Pockets (James Ryan) will play music, and there will be specials on mixed drinks for $5, shots for $4, and $3 for beer. The winner of a costume contest will receive a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant that can be used next year.
    At the Backyard restaurant at Solé East, a Halloween party will start at 8 p.m. on Saturday and feature free bar food, entertainment, and “witches’ grog.” Admission is free, and the inn will offer specially priced rooms that night.
    Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, which stays open all year, will have its 13th annual “Rowdyween” party on Wednesday — Halloween — from 8 p.m. to midnight. A $30 fee at the door will admit those in costumes only, and include a free drink and passed hors d’oeuvres. Drink specials will include $5 draft beers and $5 well drinks, and there will be a D.J. spinning tunes. A total of $500 in prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 online at eventbrite. com.

The Hideaway
    Montauk’s hidden-away Mexican spot, the Hideaway, which is at Diamond Cove Marina, is still serving throughout the fall. It is open on Friday night beginning at 5, as well as on Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner, beginning at noon.

Specialty Pizzas
    At Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton, the fall brings a menu of wood oven-baked pizzas, offered on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights. Choices include a margherita pizza with tomato, basil, and house-made mozzarella, pizza with eggplant, pesto, and arugula, and a “Romano” pizza with tomato, olives, capers, anchovy, and ricotta. Also, a pizza with butternut squash with ricotta and caramelized onions, and one with house-made sausage, fontina cheese, and tomato.

Race Lane
    Race Lane restaurant in East Hampton has a new fall menu. It offers bites at the bar, a nightly prix fixe, and specials on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday nights when pro football games are played, featuring two-for-one bites and cocktail, beer, and wine specials. Race Lane serves nightly except on Tuesday and Wednesday.