News for Foodies: 03.22.12

    Ospreys have been sighted and restaurant stoves are heating up after winter dormancy, so it must be spring.
    At the almost-tip of East Lake Drive in Montauk, overlooking the mouth of the Montauk Harbor channel, Inlet Seafood will begin serving lunch and dinner on Thursday, extending its long weekends. Lunch and dinner is served each day.

Gluten-Free Pizza
    Those following gluten-free diets may be heartened to hear that Pepperoni’s, on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton, is now serving pizza made with gluten-free dough.

New BBQ
    Eric and Mark Miller have opened the Millers’ Real BBQ takeout shop at their Food & Co. building on Montauk Highway in East Hampton. The new barbecue spot, with a menu full of smoked, barbecued, and hickory-roasted pork, brisket, chicken, and duck, along with sandwiches, quesadillas, and side dishes, opened last weekend and will be serving from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Catering for a minimum of 10 people is available as well.

Still Restaurant Week
    Foodies readers who have not yet gone out to a restaurant participating in Hamptons Restaurant Week have a few more opportunities to avail themselves of the prix fixe specials being offered through Sunday night. Meals cost either $19.95 or $24.95. A list of the participating eateries can be found at hamptonsrestaurantweek.com.
March Fest
    Just a bit over a week remains of the March to Spring food and wine fest at Michaels’ in Springs. All this month, the restaurant is offering a special including a three-course dinner with three glasses of wine for $45 a person, or the food only, without spirits, at $30 per person. Michaels’ is open nightly, and menus are posted at michaelsofmaidstone.com.

More Market Vendors
    The Fair Foods Farmers Market, held Saturdays at the Bay Burger building on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Sag Harbor, will continue until May 12.  Early spring produce from local farmers will be coming soon, but available now are baked goods, Latin American-style empanadas, pickles, East End wines, spices, sauces, jams, olive oils, dairy products, and premium steaks, bacon, and sausages from grass-fed animals. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More Mary’s
    Soon devotees of Mary’s Marvelous’s whole wheat maple scones, vegan muffins, and other tasty choices for breakfast and lunch will have two stores to choose from. The Amagansett favorite is expanding to East Hampton Village, where it will take the spot formerly occupied by Bucket’s Delicatessen.
    The new store will be similar to the original, minus the seating, and will have a few additional offerings, like a juice bar, according to Mary Schoenlein, the owner. She is aiming for a July 1 opening, and is contending with the two locations by “splitting myself in half,” she said with a laugh.    B.L.