News for Foodies: 05.02.13

Local Food News
Gioveanni Caveggia assisted Jennifer Etzkin, center, and Sarah Diehl of the East Hampton Grill in their wine exploration at the Vias Imports First Annual Spring Tasting, held at the Palm restaurant on April 23. Morgan McGivern

Montauk’s New Eats
    Gringos Burrito Grill has opened on Main Street in downtown Montauk, and is serving from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. The menu includes made-to-order burritos, soft or hard tacos, burrito bowls, and salads.
    Brooklyn’s Red Hook Lobster Pound, which reopened in March after a painstaking reconstruction following extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy, will have a Montauk incarnation this season. The business has paired with Montauk’s Sweet ’tauk lemonade shop, and will be serving lunch and dinner from the Sweet ’tauk store on South Etna Avenue, downtown. The Lobster Pound menu includes a variety of lobster rolls, bisque and chowder, a tuna melt, lobster mac and cheese, side dishes, and a lobster Caprese salad. Sweet ’tauk plans to add ice pops and small-batch ice cream, including Joe & Liza’s ice cream from Sag Harbor’s Bay Burger, to its lemonade offerings, which include watermelon-cucumber, strawberry-mint, and peach-Thai basil.

Wine Tastings
    The Wolffer Estate Vineyard tasting room in Sagaponack has expanded its hours; it is now open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Healthy Baking
    Anke Cosich, the owner of Anke’s Fit Bakery, will reveal some of her tricks for healthy baked goods from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday during the Fair Foods Farmers Market at the Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor.

Lunch Reopens
    The Lobster Roll, a k a Lunch, on the Napeague stretch, reopens for the season tomorrow.

“Taste, Wine, and Dine”
    The Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone inn will have a wine-tasting dinner next Thursday, with dinner seatings at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a tasting of six wines, followed by a five-course dinner accompanied by three of the wines, of the diner’s choice. The menu includes curry-crusted sea scallops with cauliflower puree, tenderloin negamaki rolls, grilled Arctic char with pot a feu, slow-baked hanger steak, and chocolate ganache for dessert. The cost is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

Gosman’s Dock
    Gosman’s starts its 2013 season tomorrow. Lunch and dinner will be served daily, except for Tuesday, when the seafood restaurant at the mouth of Montauk Harbor will be closed.

New at Bostwick’s
    New on the 2013 season menu at Bostwick’s Chowder House on Montauk Highway in East Hampton are a smoked crab dip, crab-stuffed flounder with lobster sauce, fried scallops, and a “Chowder House Seafood Tower,” a $75 menu item that includes 10 clams, 8 raw oysters, an 8-shrimp cocktail, a chilled one-pound lobster, seared tuna, and smoked crab dip. Bostwick’s is serving on Thursdays through Sundays beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Cinco de Mayo
    La Fondita, the Mexican takeout joint in Amagansett, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with beer and food specials this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the specials will include chiles rellenos de queso, cheese or chicken enchiladas, and pork tamales. On Sunday, Modelo Especiale beer will be offered for $2 a can or $10 per six-pack.
    At Navy Beach restaurant in Montauk, the Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday will follow a Kentucky Derby-day drink special: mint juleps for $5 at the bar. On Sunday, house margaritas will be $5. The specials will be offered from noon to 5 p.m.
    The Highway Diner and Bar in East Hampton will offer some Southern cooking on Kentucky Derby day, as well as mint juleps served indoors or outside on the patio. The race will be on TV at the bar. For Cinco de Mayo, there will be authentic Mexican specials.

South Edison
    Reopening for the season on Monday will be South Edison restaurant in Montauk. New menu items this year include grilled chopped romaine with cherry tomatoes and asparagus from Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, in a Meyer lemon-anchovy vinaigrette, South Fork tomato chowder with clams, and a spicy chickpea falafel. A selection of sashimi and crudo dishes has also been added to the menu. South Edison will be open for dinner on Wednesday through Sunday, into June. Reservations can be made online at southedison. com/reservations.

 Beer and Barbecue
    Townline BBQ in Sagaponack has announced the arrival of Shiner Bock beer, a Texas beer touted as a good partner to barbecue. The brew, made at Texas’s oldest independent brewery, the Spoetzl Brewery founded in 1909, has been added to the Townline tap.