News for Foodies: 08.30.12

Local Food News

It’s Marvelous
    Tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m., the new Mary’s Marvelous store on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village will have an opening party featuring free hors d’oeuvres, and samples of smoothies and baked goods.
    The new store, where Bucket’s deli used to be, will be the second location for the takeout food shop first opened by Mary Schoenlein in Amagansett 10 years ago.
    It will feature packaged goodies such as cakes, cookies, and spiced nuts, along with other retail goods as well as ready-to-go and made-to-order sandwiches and other dishes, such as soups, vegetables, and grain dishes. At breakfast time, Mary’s makes steel-cut organic oatmeal and its signature “eggs Colombian.” There will be a smoothies menu, as well as a larger salad menu at the East Hampton store.
    The shop will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

At Gosman’s Dock
    Visits to Montauk can be especially nice in the early fall, and Gosman’s Dock restaurant has a lineup of prix fixe dinner specials that will be offered after Labor Day.
    Mondays will be burger or rib night, with dinners for $15, Wednesdays will feature the local seafood catch of the day prepared with a seasonal twist and served with a glass of wine for $24, Thursdays are steak nights, also for $15, and on “fried Fridays” diners will have a choice of fried shrimp, fish and chips, or a fisherman’s platter with coleslaw and French fries for $15. Sunday nights will be lobster nights, with a $24 prix fixe to include a 1 1/4-pound lobster, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and fries.

The Lobster Roll
    The Lobster Roll on the Napeague Stretch will remain open seven days a week for lunch and dinner for a while, and is offering specials as well as a happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. daily featuring $5 margaritas.

Silvia Lehrer and Her Book
    Silvia Lehrer, the author of “Savoring the Hamptons: Discovering the Food and Wine of Long Island’s East End,” will give a cooking demonstration at the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in Bridgehampton on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. She will prepare guacamole with tomatillos.

Saturday Party
    Spring Close Restaurant is celebrating the end of summer with a Spring Open Labor Day Party on Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. featuring music. After Labor Day, the restaurant will fire up its wood oven to prepare early fall menu items, and will be once again serving lunch.
Tomato Taste-Off
    The 14th annual tomato taste-off at the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett will get under way at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Volunteers are needed tomorrow to help harvest tomatoes, either during a morning or afternoon session, as well as to prepare buckets for tomato rinsing. On Saturday, helpers are being sought for set up, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the farm orchard, for assistance during the event, and for cleanup after the tasting is finished at noon. Those interested in lending a hand have been asked to sign up at the Quail Hill farmstand or to send an e-mail to
    Nearly 50 varieties of organically grown tomatoes will be laid out for tasting, including cherry tomatoes, paste tomatoes, and heirloom varieties. Tasters will visit various tables with a clipboard in hand to rate the flavor of each. The names of the tomatoes that receive highest accolades will be posted on the trust’s Web site at The cost to participate is $10; free for kids under age 12. In case of heavy rains, the event will be canceled. Those planning to attend have been asked to park on Deep Lane and to walk into the orchard.