News for Foodies: 10.24.13

Local Food News

Highway Diner and Bar
    The Highway Diner and Bar in Wainscott, a year-round, locally-owned bar and restaurant, is gearing up for the fall and winter season with a new cocktail menu, which includes a spiced pumpkin vodka martini, and lower prices on wines by the glass.

    Peter Thomas is the new chef at Highway, and is adding new menu items such as steak frites, pastrami and gyro sandwiches, a variety of pasta dishes, seasonal soups, chili, and local seafood entrees. Every weekday night, the restaurant is offering a special $20 entrée. Mr. Thomas, a well-known chef on the East End, worked most recently at Salt on Shelter Island.

Smokin’ Wolf
    Smokin’ Wolf, a barbecue place on Pantigo Road in East Hampton, now has a place for patrons to sit indoors. With its recently received beer license, patrons may now relax and enjoy a brew with their barbecue.

Wednesday Wine Night
    At Fresh in Bridgehampton, Wednesday is wine night. All bottles of wine priced at under $100 will be offered at a 50-percent discount.

Citta’s Specials
    Weeknight specials at Cittanuova in East Hampton are as follows: on Tuesday, a choice of pizzas, along with a draft beer and dessert, is $15, on Wednesday, a New York strip steak is the special, served the diner’s choice of one of three ways, for $19, and a three-pasta sampler for $15 on Thursday nights. On Monday, during Monday night football on TV, there are complimentary wings and $4 draft beers at the bar. During a 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily happy hour, Cittanuova offers quartinos of pinot grigio or Chianti for $5, well drinks for $6, draft beers for $4, and small appetizers at the bar for $5.

Round Swamp Season
    Round Swamp Farm in East Hampton will close its farm stand earlier than normal this year, on Nov. 4. Those who traditionally visit the stand for soups, prepared foods, baked goods, and uncooked frozen pies for holiday dinners, have been advised to stock up early. The stand is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Winemakers’ Sundays
    Those who like wine, and a weekend jaunt to the North Fork, may want to visit Noah’s in Greenport for one of its Winemakers’ Sundays. This weekend, at 6 p.m., a five-course menu will be served along with wines from the Kontokosta Winery. The menu includes an endive radicchio salad, ravioli made with Catapano goat cheese and artichokes, pan-roasted local blackfish with butternut squash puree, and braised kale with smoked paprika oil, a grilled Tuscan-braised pork tenderloin, and spiced pumpkin cake. The cost of the dinner and wine is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations have been recommended. 

    A la carte service will also be available at the restaurant on Sunday.