News for Foodies: 03.27.14

Local Food News

    Stoves continue to fire up in restaurant kitchens that had gone cold for the winter season. Friday, April 4, brings the reopening of the Dock in Montauk.

    South Edison restaurant in Montauk, which is not quite ready to open for the season, has a sister restaurant now in New York City, called Bo’s Kitchen and Bar Room. It is at 6 West 24th Street. As with South Edison, Todd Mitgang is a partner and the chef.

Fresh Eggs
    The folks at Round Swamp Farm in East Hampton have hens a-laying, and fresh eggs may be ordered by sending a text to 516-443-6834. The eggs can then be picked up at 160 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton. They cost $6 a dozen.

Weeknight Specials
    Weeknight $19.95 specials at little/red in Southampton are as follows: duck grilled cheese on Mondays, chef’s choice on Tuesdays, veal Milanese on Wednesdays, and hanger steak frites on Thursdays.

    At the red/bar brasesrie, also in Southampton, prix fixe choices offered Sunday through Thursday nights, and on Fridays between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., include two courses for $30 or three for $35. Among the appetizer choices are cornmeal-crusted calamari, local oysters on the half shell, and braised pork belly with shaved apples, ricotta salata, and a maple-cider vinegar glaze. Entrée choices are truffled chicken breast with wild mushroom risotto and French beans, miso-glazed tilefish, and bucatini with littleneck clams. Choices are subject to change.

Prime Rib Night
    Thursdays are prime rib night at the Bell & Anchor restaurant on Noyac Road in Noyac. A special featuring an appetizer and an eight-ounce portion of prime rib, with vegetables and potatoes, is $34; the price for a 12-ounce portion is $39. Dessert can be added for an extra $5.

Tried and True
    Fresno in East Hampton also has $30 and $35 prix fixe choices, and offers them all night on Sundays through Thursdays, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tax and gratuity are extra. Among the menu items that could be offered are, to start, chicken liver pate with pickled beets and rye toast points, smoky chipotle and chickpea hummus with grilled flatbread and marinated olives, and a salad of baby greens with pears, Manchego cheese, pumpkin seeds, and sherry vinaigrette. Entrees to be found could include chicken Milanese, rigatoni Bolognese, Fresno burgers, and mussels and fries.

Living Room Weekly
    The Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton has introduced the Living Room Weekly, a different three-course special for $35 each week. The menu will be offered all night every night except on Saturdays, when it will be available only until 6:30 p.m. Sample choices include salmon tartare, biff a la Lindstrom, a main course featuring ground beef, red beets, capers, roasted fingerling potatoes, garlic butter, and bordelaise sauce, and vanilla ice cream with warm raspberries for dessert.

    Hamptons restaurant week is in full swing now, and three-course specials for $27.95 will continue at more than a dozen local eateries through Sunday. A full list can be found at hamptonsrestaurantweek.com.