News for Foodies 10.27.11

    The news for local foodies this week includes notices about restaurants one can cross off the list, either seasonally or permanently.
    Rugosa restaurant in East Hampton closed up shop for good as of last weekend. In Montauk, Dave’s Grill ended its 2011 season, and, on Napeague, the Lobster Roll will serve its final plates of seafood for this year on Sunday.

Cape Cod Scallops
    Scallop lovers can tide themselves over until local scallops are in by stopping at Stuart’s Seafood Market in Amagansett, which for now has Cape Cod scallops.

Brunch Goes Down
    The price of Sunday brunch at Cafe Max in East Hampton has gone down, from $20 to $18. It includes three courses. A la carte entrees, for $14 to $16, are also available. The brunch is served from noon to 3 p.m.

Fudge on Food
    Footage from a visit by the Food Network to the indoor Sag Harbor farmers market will air on Monday at 1 p.m. It includes coverage of Donna McCue and her Fat Ass Fudge.
    The company now offers a chocolate martini mix. Products can be ordered online at

Steak, Fajitas
    Tuesday is steak night at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett. A three-course dinner includes soup or salad, steak with potato and vegetable, and a choice of dessert, all for $26. On Wednesday, fajita night, a choice of fajita with steak, chicken, or vegetables is $17, and there are discount margaritas.
    Late nights at Indian Wells — from 10 to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays — are ladies nights, with $6 glasses of wine and cosmopolitans for those of the right gender.

Wine and Dine
    Taste, Wine, and Dine, a four-course wine-tasting dinner at the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton, will take place tonight with two seatings, at 6 and 6:45. The evening begins with a tasting of six wines and an opportunity for diners to choose four selections to accompany the meal. The cost is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

Halloween Cookies
    Cookies for trick-or-treating will be prepared during a free cooking demonstration at the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in Bridgehampton on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.