Here it is, early November, and the farmer’s market in Sag Harbor this past weekend still had peppers, corn, lettuce, and other greens, along with the usual suspects of winter squash, potatoes, apples, onions, garlic, and more.
The first time I reviewed the Topping Rose House I recall coming to the conclusion that it wasn’t so much a place you pop into for a good meal but rather a place for a dining experience, a special occasion. I returned two years ago and it was empty.
Get your Met's regalia on and steal on down to Stuart’s Seafood shop in Amagansett. Customers who say “Let’s Go Mets” with their Mets gear on will receive a 10-percent discount on their purchase.
“Why Seattle?” asked so many people when I told them I was whisking my son away for a long weekend recently. “Well,” I’d explain, “I was born in Northern California but have never been to the Pacific Northwest.” But the real answer is that it’s one of the few places my offspring was willing to explore with his old, old, uncool mom.

The chef, Anand Sastry of the Highway Restaurant presents Thai night on Thursdays starting next week. A Sicilian “carnival” Halloween celebration will be held at Osteria Salina in Wainscott on Oct. 31.
At a time when many of us are wannabe chefs, when the TV is as apt to be turned to the Food Network as to ESPN, one woman in Springs has revived a veritable tradition: She has gathered recipes from family and friends and created a modest community cookbook.
There is a theater and dining deal at the 1770 House in East Hampton. Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater lab has resumed a free series of staged readings and the 1770 House will offer a pre-theater twocourse prix fixe for $27 on reading nights.
Our approach to Via del Mare in Water Mill felt eerie. The curtains were drawn, there were no cars in the parking lot, and it was pitch black inside. I started rehearsing an apology to my editor for not having a review for this week’s issue. It’s happened before, usually at places like Philippe that are only open for vampire weekenders and don’t...
New menu selections at Babette’s restaurant in East Hampton will feature healthy and organic meals with vegetarian and vegan choices. Forage for wild food with Chandra Elmendorf in the woods near Trout Pond in Noyac.
Sant Ambroeus 30 Main Street Southampton 631-283-1233 Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Lovers of both barbecue and football might want to earmark Townline BBQ in Sagaponack as well as the Smokin’ Wolf barbecue takeout shop in East Hampton as places to go for football watching victuals.
Ryan Murphy, a native of Ireland, is the new chef at the Topping Rose House. His new menu reflects his Irish roots and a French culinary influence. He uses seasonal produce, much of which is grown on the Topping Rose site.
How does Spam tonkatsu sound to you? Would you like to try a tasty paleo breakfast burrito with ham and not much else? Let’s find a recipe for Cowboy Casserole; this is a mixture of Tater Tots, canned soup, canned vegetables, and cheeeeeese. Christmas will be upon us before you know it, so why not perfect your Christmas crack now, your dentist...