News for Foodies: 03.06.14

Local Food News

Dish Is Closing
    Dish restaurant in Water Mill has announced that is closing permanently, due to the takeover of their space by new landlords.

    Peter Robertson and Merrill Indoe opened the 16-seat eatery five years ago and offered a chef’s choice weekly menu for a four-course prix fixe.

Sunday Soup Day
    Break out the soup bowls, because this weekend brings the fifth go-round of Empty Bowls, a fund-raiser for the Springs Seedlings gardening project, sponsored by Project MOST at the Springs School.

    From noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, an impressive lineup of local chefs will be dishing out a wide variety of soups at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett. For $12, adults can have their soup bowl — taken along from home — filled and refilled as many times as desired. The cost is $5 for children ages 5 and up; those under 5 can taste for free.

    Among the participating cooks are Cheryl Stair of Art of Eating, Debbie Geppert of Debbie Geppert Events, Damien O’Donnell from the Harbor Grill, Joe Realmuto of Nick & Toni’s, Chris Eggert of Indian Wells Tavern, Jeanine Burge of Silver Spoon Specialties, and Gretchen Menser of Fresno. There will also be vats of soup made at the Springs General Store, Old Stone Market, Pepperoni’s, the Seafood Shop, One Stop Market, Simply Sublime, Hampton Seafood Market, and more.

Writers at Almond
    The Artists and Writers Night program at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton will feature writers on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a program titled “Telling Lies: Fiction on the East End.” Organized by David Kozatch, a writer himself who will read from a recently completed literary thriller, it will include additional readings by Jen Seft and Kara Westerman.

    For $40 in advance, or $45 at the door, plus tax and gratuity, attendees will be offered a three-course dinner served family style along with a glass of local craft beer or wine. Reservations are required.