News for Foodies: 02.02.12

   I am going to just say it, even though I may be labeled un-American: Super Bowl Sunday is as much about the food as it is the football.
    At Townline BBQ in Sagaponack, specials served during sport time on Sunday will include $3 chili cheese nachos, wings with blue cheese dressing, or warm pretzels with mustard, and hush puppies for $2.50. Popcorn and peanuts will be offered for free. Beer specials at the Townline bar will include $4 pints and $15 pitchers of tap beer, excluding Guinness, or Coors Light for $3 and $12. Drink specials on margaritas, sangria, and other specialty drinks will be $4 at 4 p.m., $5 at 5 p.m., and, you guessed it, $6 an hour later.
    For those serving a horde of hungry sports fans at home, Townline can provide a Bag o’ Wings, with 50 buffalo wings, for $38, or several catering packages, including the Big Man Football Package, which includes nachos, wings, riblettes, fried mac-and-cheese bits, and pulled pork or chicken or burnt-end sliders — enough to serve six, for $96.
    Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett will make a weekend of it, beginning with a TV giveaway tomorrow, just in time to install and watch the Super Bowl. Entries to win a 42-inch LG flat-screen TV are served up with any draft beer purchased at the bar. But get there today, before tomorrow’s drawing. Also tomorrow, Indian Wells will start the weekend with some live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    On Sunday, when all three TVs over the bar at the tavern will be tuned to football, all draft beers will be $4 a pint and all items on the bar menu will be $5.
    Harbor Grill, on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton, will serve up orders of wings at half-price — buy one, get one free — for eating at the bar or restaurant during the Super Bowl.
    On Monday we fast.

New Spots
    Foodies may wish to watch the space at the Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton, formerly home of Tutto Italiano, for the opening of a marketplace at which several familiar vendors will offer their wares. They reportedly will include William Bertha, of Gurney’s Beach Bakery, Pasquale Langella, whose homemade mozzarella has a dedicated following, and Tim’s Prime Meats and Seafood.
    Another anticipated move is Muse restaurant’s plan to open in Sag Harbor. No word on whether the eatery, now based at the Water Mill Shoppes, plans to recreate its “aquatic lounge” at the new spot, but here’s one vote for the ability to watch small sea creatures swim while sipping a martini at the bar.

Palm Prix Fixe
    All this month and next the Palm restaurant in East Hampton will offer a Warm Up Your Winter prix fixe menu for $49.95 per person. Dinners will include an entree, starter, and side dish. Appetizer choices are Caesar or mixed-green salad, lobster bisque, or wild mushroom ravioli, while the entree list includes a nine-ounce filet mignon, tamarind-glazed sea scallops, and wasabi and panko-crusted jumbo shrimp.
    The Palm is also offering diners ordering an entree in the dining room on Thursdays a complimentary glass of house wine and continues to offer “prime bites” at the bar — appetizers for $5.50 per plate — on weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m. There is live music in the Palm lounge on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.

Next “Art & Dine”
    Terrie Sultan, the director of the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, will be interviewed by Dawn Watson of  The Southampton Press at the next “Art & Dine” dinner at the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton. It will take place on Tuesday night beginning at 6.
    A two-course dinner will be followed by cookies, a glass of wine, and the discussion. The cost is $36 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Thai Coffee
    Doi Chaang, coffee made from beans grown in Thailand, is served at Phao restaurant in Sag Harbor in the dining room and bar Tuesday through Thursday nights from 5:30 to 11 and on Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. until 2 the next morning. The coffee, served with heavy cream and a stick of crystallized sugar, is certified organic and naturally low in caffeine.

Cooking Demo
    Using a TurboChef oven, the cooks at the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in Bridgehampton will be whipping up tandoori chicken breasts on Saturday, during a free cooking demonstration between noon and 2 p.m.