News for Foodies: 03.14.13

Local Food News

    In Montauk, the Coast restaurant, which has reopened for dinners on Thursdays through Saturdays, will also be open this week on Sunday, when the Friends of Erin holds their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the bar will be open and a takeout menu featuring soups, stews, reuben sandwiches, and more, will be offered. Tonight will bring the second in a series of family trivia nights at the Coast, with a prix fixe meal offered to adults for $20 and to children for $10, along with an opportunity to compete on a trivia team. Another session will take place next Thursday.

Montauk Yacht Club
    This month, the Gulf Coast Kitchen at the Montauk Yacht Club is offering a five-course prix fixe for $29.95 every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. It includes an amuse bouche, an appetizer, an entree, petit fours, and dessert.
    South Fork residents, from Westhampton Beach to Montauk and including Shelter Island, who dine at the yacht club may register to receive a keychain that is good for a 10-percent discount on food and beverages at the Gulf Coast Kitchen as well as at the other yacht club eateries, Hurricane Alley and the Barracuda Bar and Turtle Lounge. Keychains will only be given to the first 1,000 registrants, and may also be used for savings on lodging.

Cooking Class
    Next Thursday, the East End Chefs cooking class series at the Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will begin its 2013 session by featuring Greek cuisine. Tim Salouros, the owner of the Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack, and Emmanouil Aslanoglou, the restaurant’s chef — who was selected chef of the year in Greece in 2010 — will demonstrate how to prepare a classic Greek salad, a beef pastitsio, a moussaka, and, for dessert, ekmet, a traditional Greek cake topped with roasted pistachio nuts, pastry cream, whipped cream, and mastic syrup, which comes from a tree in Chios, Greece. Advance reservations have been requested. Admission is $30 and includes wine.

Suffolk Theater Eats
    Tom Schaudel, the chef behind restaurants such as Allure in Southold and A Mano in Mattituck, and the author of “Playing With Fire,” is the culinary director at the newly reopened Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, which has a restaurant with two bars. A small plate menu, which is crafted to fit with the theater’s Art Deco theme, includes items such as fish tacos, crab cakes, a cheese or salami plate, spring rolls, quesadillas, burgers, tuna sashimi, clam fritters, wings, and a selection of seasoned flatbreads.

Best Burger Award
    The Smashed Smoke Burger served at LT Burger in Sag Harbor won an award sponsored by the Red Robin food chain at the recent South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami. The burger features black-peppered bacon, New York State cheddar, Spanish onion, and a sweet sauce. It will be offered for a limited time on the menus of more than 465 Red Robin restaurants in Canada and the United States.
    The well-known chef and part-time Amagansett resident Bobby Flay won the People’s Choice award at the festival’s Burger Bash with his green chili cheeseburger topped with queso sauce, green chili relish, pickled red onions, and potato chips.

Rowdy St. Patrick’s
    Also on Sunday, Rowdy Hall in East Hampton will serve Irish drinks and an Irish meal in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. A two-course prix fixe for $22 will include either an appetizer and entree, or an entree and dessert. The menu includes potato leek soup to start, followed by a choice among three entrees, corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, or shepherd’s pie. Drink specials will include a special holiday tap beer, Magner’s Original Cider, and Irish Mimosas, which is the cider with orange juice.