News for Foodies 09.08.11

    The Springs Farmers Market continues post-Labor Day each Saturday morning at the Ashawagh Hall green, at the junction of Fireplace Road and Old Stone Highway.
    The market offers vegetables from five different farms, plus specialty mushrooms, cheeses, breads and other baked goods, jam, flowers, homemade dog treats, pickles, coffee, and seafood.

Supporting Farmers
    Lucy Kazickas of Lucy’s Whey in East Hampton, which carries numerous cheeses from farms hereabouts as well as in other parts of the Northeast, is urging customers to support the farmers in upstate New York and Vermont who have been affected by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. Cheeses, crackers, and condiments by those producers are available at Lucy’s Whey.

Bar and Food Crawl
    On Sunday there will be an opportunity to participate in a new version of the old-fashioned bar crawl: a cyberspace bar crawl in which teams of participants will check in online on FourSquare or Facebook from each of the restaurant locations.
    The event begins at 2 p.m., when participants — organized into five teams of five people each — will board a party bus at the long-term parking lot in East Hampton, near the YMCA RECenter, and head off for visits to restaurants in East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Montauk, and Amagansett.
    At each location, each person will have an opportunity to earn a total of five points — one point each for drinking a featured, complimentary drink, eating an included bar snack, checking in on FourSquare or Facebook, presenting a collectible from that location, such as a matchbook or coaster, and correctly answering a trivia question about the establishment.
    At the 10 p.m. end of the “crawl,” the team with the most points will receive a grand prize. Second and third-place prizes will also be awarded. Tickets are $125 and include the drinks, food, transportation, and a T-shirt; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a fund for families and victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Those interested can contact WordHampton Public Relations in East Hampton.

Navy Beach in Fall
    At Navy Beach restaurant in Montauk, new menu items for fall include duck leg tacos with hoisin barbecue sauce and mango chutney and lamb osso buco with Israeli cous cous and harissa.
    During September and through Oct. 9, Sundays at Navy Beach will be dubbed “Sixy Sundays,” with a number of items priced to match, such as 60-cent jerk wings and $6 Navy dogs at the bar, as well as $6 draft beers and $6 “Bacon Bloodies.” Navy Beach is now serving dinner on Thursday through Sunday, as well as lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Those who plan to head there have been advised to call ahead, as there are some dates that are booked for private parties.

Harbor Bistro News
    Beginning on Monday, Harbor Bistro in East Hampton will offer at $29 prix fixe all night every night at the bar, as well as in the dining room on Thursday and Sunday, and on Friday and Saturday between 5 and 6 p.m. It includes a choice of three courses, or two courses plus a glass of wine.
    Another option is a $19 chef’s prix fixe, which is available every night between 5 and 6 p.m. Damien O’Donnell, the bistro’s chef, will also be cooking up nightly fall specials.
    Harbor Bistro will stay open through Columbus Day, serving dinner on Thursdays through Sundays.

Fall Hours
    Also making fall adjustments is Serafina, an Italian eatery on North Main Street in East Hampton. As of next week, it will serve lunch at noon on Saturday and Sunday and dinner starting at 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

At Citta
    On Sundays at Cittanuova in East Hampton, a family-style dinner is served, including salad and the chef’s daily pasta special, for $16 per person ($9 for kids). Mondays bring football at the bar, with complimentary chicken wings and $3 draft beers. On Tuesdays, the restaurant is offering a 50-percent discount on bottles of wine costing $50 or less. Wednesday night is steak night, with a New York strip steak, prepared one of three ways, according to diner’s choice, for $19, and on Thursdays, any pasta entree on the Cittanuova menu is $15.

Grill on Pantigo
    Specials at the Grill on Pantigo include nightly $19 plats du jour and on Sunday, meatloaf with an appetizer, Monday, two burgers and a pitcher of beer, Tuesdays, the chicken du jour, Wednesdays, fish du jour, and Thursdays, steak du jour. In addition, the Grill offers a $24 wine and food prix fixe, and $5 kids’ dinners, nightly between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.