News for Foodies: 05.30.13

Local Food News

    Sweet and savory Beurre & Sel cookies will be sold this summer at Lucy’s Whey cheese shop in East Hampton. The cookies were created by Dorie Greenspan, a four-time James Beard Award-winner, cookbook author, and blogger. On weekends in July and August, her son and business partner, Josh Greenspan, will be at the store to sell the cookies and talk about their story.

Chicken and Waffles
    A new, 24-hour eatery on West Lake Drive in Montauk began as an Austin, Texas, food truck. Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles features boneless chicken and waffle “tacos,” billed a “a great handheld meal.” The restaurant opened last weekend and will serve seven days a week.

La Brisa
    La Brisa, a Montauk branch of a New York City eatery, has opened in the space on Main Street that housed La Bodega last year. It will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring tacos made with an in-house tortilla machine, ceviche, fresh Mexican-style juices, and more. Dinner service will extend until 1 a.m. on weekends and until 11 p.m. during the week.

Soft Serve Fruit
    Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co. is offering its products at the Hampton Coffee Company in Water Mill and at the Golden Pear stores. The frozen soft-serve and ice pops are made with just three ingredients: fruit, water, and organic cane sugar. A full selection, including soft-serve fruit, will be offered at the Sag Harbor Golden Pear, while the other Golden Pear locations, in Southampton, Bridgehampton, and East Hampton, will sell items from the freezer. Varieties will rotate seasonally and include flavors such as mango, banana, raspberry, blueberry, pear, apple, pumpkin, blood orange, tangerine, and dark chocolate.

Happy Hour at Georgica
    At Georgica restaurant in Wainscott, a Friday happy hour from 6 to 9 p.m. brings $1 clams and oysters, $2 shrimp, and $5 drinks, along with an offer of a three-course prix fixe for $29, and half-price bottles of wine. Live acoustic music will be played.

Lunch at Fresh
    Fresh, the new restaurant on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, is now serving lunch on Monday through Saturday. The menu includes choices for vegetarians as well as those following a gluten-free diet, and a full selection of juices and smoothies made primarily with organic ingredients. Among the choices are create-your-own tossed salads, to which tofu, chicken, and salmon may be added, as well as wraps, burgers, and sandwiches.

Home Canning
    The Friends of the Montauk Library will present a home canning seminar at the library on Saturday at 1 p.m. Mark Vosburgh, who gained certification as a “master food preserver” from Cornell Cooperative Extension, will discuss safe food handling, food preparation, and water bath and pressure-canning methods.

The Cuddy
    The Cuddy, which is also new this year and in the space on Sag Harbor’s Main Street formerly occupied by Phao, is now open daily, with a brunch offered on Thursday through Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m. According to the restaurant, “afternoon delight” service hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday, while dinner is served seven days a week beginning at 5 p.m.

Seafood to Boats
    The Seafood Shop in Wainscott, which offers catering as well as fresh seafood caught by East End fishermen, before it is shipped off to the New York City fish market, is now offering delivery to vessels docked in East Hampton harbors. The Seafood Shop also offers prepared clambake dinners for $45 a person.