Recent Stories: Food

Joanne Pilgrim
July 15, 2014

Montauk Eats

Laura Donnelly
July 8, 2014

The beauty of the restaurant Yama Q in Bridgehampton is that it doesn’t need a review by me or anyone, good or bad. It doesn’t need to have a tattooed, surfer-celebrity chef profile in Hamptons magazine. You won’t read about Beth and Howard Stern slurping miso soup and chomping on burdock salad on Page Six of the New York Post. Nor is it likely that as the Kardashians cut a visible and terrifying swath through our charming villages this summer they will ever cross the threshold of Yama Q. Yama Q is pure and quaint, virtuous, quiet, and fine.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 8, 2014

The Winner Is . . .

East Hampton Gourmet Food got the top “outstanding new product” award for its gluten-free lentil rice crispbread at the 2014 sofi (specialty outstanding food innovation) Awards at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City on June 30.

Janis Hewitt
July 1, 2014

The folks at the Montauk Juice Factory are so in love with Montauk and its people that they’ve opened a place where customers can get healthy just by drinking one of their concoctions. And there are many to choose from.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 1, 2014

Madeline McLean, a Sag Harbor resident, has launched the Madeline Picnic Co., which features meals made with ingredients from local farms and artisanal food producers.

Bella Lewis
June 24, 2014

Nancy Passaretti is revamping the fro-yo fad with Buddhaberry, her frozen yogurt shops in Sag Harbor and Montauk that offer all natural yogurt with superfood toppings, as well as an entire spectrum of sweets. After last season, her first summer with Buddhaberry in Montauk, Ms. Passaretti decided to move to the South Fork full time and open a year-round store at 125 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 24, 2014

Takeout Catering

Joanne Pilgrim
June 24, 2014

Takeout Catering

Laura Donnelly
June 17, 2014

Red Stixs
1020 Montauk Highway
Water Mill
726-6200
Open weekdays, 6-10 p.m.,
weekends, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 17, 2014

Art of Eating at Marders
Art of Eating Catering is offering a takeout menu at Marders nursery in Bridgehampton on Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The offerings, which change weekly, include items such as crudités with dipping sauce, hand-cut potato chips or sweet potato chips with seasonings, white bean dip, hummus, pad Thai, wraps, and salads.

Swedish Lunch

Bella Lewis
June 12, 2014
Father's Day dining out choices for treating dad to something manly-man or just a simple brunch.

Dad is a role model, a caretaker, and a sweetheart, but does he have the machismo to take advantage of the manly-man restaurant deals being offered hereabouts for Father's Day this year?

For a bright and early start, you might consider taking him to Montauk where Gurney's will offer a Father's Day brunch at the Ocean Café starting at 7 a.m. The resort's Seawater Grill will have a brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $45 per person and 1/2 price for kids under 12.

Debra Scott
June 10, 2014
George Hirsch's "Lifestyle" television series appearing locally on WLIW and numerous outlets nationwide, highlights the food and foodies of his home, the South Fork.

Facing the 20th anniversary of the launch of his first cooking show on public TV, George Hirsch, a classically trained chef with an impressive culinary background, decided to do something different. For his current 13-episode series appearing locally on WLIW and numerous outlets nationwide, he chose to highlight the food and foodies of his home, the South Fork.

Laura Donnelly
June 10, 2014

Clam and Chowder House
At Salivar’s Dock

470 West Lake Drive
Montauk
668-6252
Lunch and dinner, Thursday
through Monday, noon-4 p.m.
and 5-10 p.m.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 10, 2014

For Dads
A complimentary Bloody Mary or Budweiser beer will be served to fathers who have lunch on Sunday, Father’s Day, at Navy Beach restaurant in Montauk.

Laura Donnelly
June 3, 2014

Doppio East
126 Main Street
Sag Harbor
803-3444


I dined at Doppio East in Sag Harbor the other night. It had been open only a week so far, and though this is a bit early to review a restaurant, sometimes we feel that if you are open for business and charging for your product, you are fair game. But I assure you, I did take into account the newness of this establishment.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 3, 2014

Farmers Market
The Montauk Farmers Market has its seasonal debut next Thursday. The market will take place each Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the village green, through early October.

Red Stixs
The new restaurant this season in the Water Mill space that formerly housed Trata is Red Stixs, which serves “Beijing-style Chinese cuisine,” according to the restaurant’s website. Among the menu items are hand-pulled noodles and dumplings, some of which are made during a nightly “noodle show.”

Laura Donnelly
May 27, 2014

Visiting local farmers markets is one of my favorite pastimes. Sometimes I only have time to cut a quick swath through them. Shiitakes from David Falkowski, a nice piece of striped bass from Alex Fausto of the Seafood Shop, and perhaps some blossoms from Keith Pierpont. If I can hit two farmers markets over the weekend, I’ve got enough bounty to last through the week.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 20, 2014

Revised Hours
    The Beacon, which opened for the season in Sag Harbor last Thursday, has adjusted its hours for the season, and will serve dinner from 6 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday.

Farm Shares

Laura Donnelly
May 20, 2014

Bay Kitchen Bar
39 Gann Road
East Hampton
329-3663
Lunch and dinner, seven days


     There are few greater pleasures than enjoying a water view, slurping some local oysters and clams, and sipping a light, mineraly Muscadet. Now, how about if that view is one of the prettiest of Three Mile Harbor (at the end of Gann Road), your oysters are a mere $1 each, and your glass of wine is $5? I say gaze and slurp and sip away!

Laura Donnelly
May 13, 2014

    My son’s friend Omar came to visit the other day and presented me with a plastic cup of green stuff. “I got this smoothie at _____. It cost $20!” The green stuff was starting to turn grayish and separate in the cup. I politely took a sip and wished the nice young man had saved his $20. It tasted awful.
Juices and smoothies have become so popular, it seems that as soon as people exit their spinning or yoga classes they have purple or green beverages attached to their hands, expensive purple or green beverages! Are they worth it?

Joanne Pilgrim
May 13, 2014

At Gosman’s

David E. Rattray
May 6, 2014

    Fans of the Lester and Snyder families’ prepared food and fresh fish and produce will be pleased to learn of Round Swamp Farm’s new Bridgehampton market and bake shop, which will open on Friday, May 16. The location is 97 School Street, more or less behind the Candy Kitchen and across the way from the Bridgehampton Community House.

Laura Donnelly
May 6, 2014

    Spring vegetables are on their way, and if you have your own garden perhaps you have already gotten a few sprightly leaves of spinach and lettuce. Of all the seasons, I think spring’s vegetables go the best together. Or perhaps we’re just so grateful they are here?

Taylor K. Vecsey
May 5, 2014

Cinco de Mayo, which commemor