News for Foodies: 09.26.13

Local Food News

    The Lucy’s Whey cheese shop has shut its doors on North Main Street in East Hampton, where it was based for six years, but plans to relocate in East Hampton by late spring. In New York City, where there is a Lucy’s Whey shop at the Chelsea Market, another cheese store, with a cafe, will be opening in a few weeks on the Upper East Side, at Lexington Avenue near 93rd Street.

Fall Changes
    On Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton, the restaurant at East Hampton Point has closed for the season and next door, the Harbor Bistro, is now open Thursdays through Sundays for the next several weeks. Andrra, at Harbor Marina just north of the other eateries, is closed.

    Swallow East at Montauk Harbor will be open year round, and has a Tuesday-to-Friday happy hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. featuring a 50-percent discount on drinks and all menu items at the bar. On Thursdays, diners can order a bottle of wine with dinner at half price; on Sundays, there is reggae and two-for-one Red Stripe beers along with $3 orders of wings and Bud Lights at the bar during football games, and on Saturdays, Swallow has live music.

Wolffer Awards
    Three wines from the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack achieved high scores from Wine Spectator recently. They were the 2010 Fatalis Fatum red blend, the 2007 Grapes of Roth merlot, and the 2010 Lambardo merlot.

Oktoberfest Meals
    This week’s $24 German prix fixes at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, in honor of Oktoberfest, will include Kassler Rippchen with braised red cabbage and grilled apples, and German chocolate cake, offered today through Sunday. The special from Monday through Wednesday will be wienerschnitzel with herbed spaetzle and gold beets, also served with German chocolate cake. Next Thursday through Sunday, the special will be sauerbraten with braised red cabbage and turnip potato puree and apple strudel for dessert. Rowdy’s Oktoberfest also features beer specials and tasting flights.

Living Room Happy Hour
    The fall happy hour at the Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton, offered Sunday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., features half off cocktails, wine, and beer, and half off items from the bar menu, which include fresh local oysters, gravlax toast, and steak tartare.

Seafood Spots
    The Clam Bar on Napeague is open daily through the fall, from 11:30 a.m. to sunset.

    Bostwick’s Chowder House in East Hampton has new fall hours, serving Thursday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Along with its classic menu items, Bostwick’s is now offering an inexpensive Beach Break menu on Monday through Friday afternoons from 3 to 5, which includes homemade seafood chowders and soups, raw bar items, and appetizers such as steamed mussels or clams, baked stuffed clams, calamari, coconut shrimp spring rolls, and smoked crab dip. Bostwick’s also has a happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.

Home Canning
    A class on food preservation at home will be presented by Mark Vosburgh at the Bridgehampton Inn on Saturday as part of the lineup offered by the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop. It will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. and costs $165.