News for Foodies: 11.07.13

Local Food News

New at Harbor Grill
    The Harbor Grill, on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton, has a new menu reflecting a fresher and healthier take on some comfort food selections. Damien O’Donnell, the restaurant’s chef, who is also at the helm of the seasonal Harbor Bistro, now closed for the winter, has added starters such as a vegan hummus-and-guacamole duo serv­ed with vegetable sticks and tortilla chips, baked clams, spinach-and-artichoke  dip, and a shrimp and avocado cocktail, along with a soup of the night. Entrees, served with a cup of soup or a small salad, include Mongolian-style barbecued baby ribs, lump crab-crusted swordfish, teriyaki grilled salmon, pork Milanese, strip steak au poivre, Texas-style beef brisket, shrimp linguine, and herb-roasted chicken.

    The burger and sandwich section of the menu includes classic burgers, a veggie black-bean burger, chicken, steak, roast beef, and brisket sandwiches, and a chicken quesadilla.  Macaroni and cheese has been added to the kids’ menu, and desserts include thick shakes and root beer floats, as well as nightly cake and pie specials. The Harbor Grill also has a $12 burger-and-brew special at the bar, live music every Saturday night starting at 7, and happy-hour prices on drinks and appetizers all day on Sunday from noon to closing.  Sundays also bring free meals for kids 10 and under, and a $14.95 Sunday brunch.

Sag Harbor’s Sen
    Sen restaurant in Sag Harbor has new fall hours. The restaurant will serve dinner until 9:30 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, including a tasting menu, featuring a choice among seven categories of items, for $28.

Thai Cooking Class
    Members of the Boahirun family, which oversees Boa Thai restaurant in Southampton, will present the next East End Chefs class at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor next Thursday. The menu will include Thai spring rolls and wontons served with plum sauce, Thai salad with peanut dressing, and Pad Thai noodles with sliced chicken, along with gelato for dessert.

    The session begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $20. Wine and water will be available for purchase. Space is limited. Reservations may be made by calling the church.

New Hampton Coffee
    The Hampton Coffee Company has a new location at the State University at Stony Brook, called the Corner Café. Run by students and overseen by the college’s Faculty-Student Association, Lackmann Culinary Services, and Hampton Coffee Company managers, the site is the first licensed location for Hampton Coffee Company, which is based in Water Mill and run by a local family. Additional campus locations on Long Island and in New York City are planned.

Duck, Red Wine Dinner
    Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton will present a dinner featuring duck and Long Island red wine next Thursday at 7 p.m. Wines by the Channing Daughters Winery and Paumanok Vineyards will be served, along with such items as duck prosciutto and torchon, duck confit ravioli, and duck breast served with baby beets and pistachios. The cost is $75 per person.

Soup and Salad Lunch
    A soup-and-salad lunch special at the Living Room in East Hampton is offered from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, for $19. A glass of local wine can be added for $8. Soup choices will vary, while the salad offered will be the Living Room Salad —  arugula, endive, dried cranberries, candied nuts, and shaved cheese, with an apple cider vinaigrette and a choice of grilled chicken or salmon.