News for Foodies: 05.01.14

Local Food News

    The joy of pork, from the snout to the trotters, and craft beer will be celebrated at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Local beer will be featured. The menu will include pork sliders, chicharrones, bacon, charcuterie, terrines, rillettes, grilled sausages, and pork belly sandwiches.

    Also on the board will be early season local vegetables, soft drinks from Miss Lady Root Beer, and Montauk Pearl oysters. The cost is $100 per person; guests anteing up an additional $25 can cut the line and get in at noon. Reservations have been suggested.

Get It While You Can
    Tonight is the final night for the $28, seven-selection tasting menu at Sen restaurant in Sag Harbor. Dinner is served during the week until 9:30 p.m.

    Donna McHugh, who has decided to sell her company, Fat Ass Fudge, after six years in operation, will hold a yard sale Saturday and Sunday form 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 32 Lotus Avenue in Springs at which she hopes to unload her farmers market retail setups and other equipment. She will also offer the last batches of her fudge at reduced prices.

New Wine Shop
    Lieb Cellars’ new wine shop and tasting room in East Hampton Village marked its official opening on Friday. The Mattituck vineyard was the first and, so far, only winery to set up a tasting space on the South Fork. The hours at its outpost at 26 Park Place are noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

Rick’s Crabby Cowboy
    There is at least one advantage to being at the end of the Montauk Airport’s runway for Rick’s Crabby Cowboy: Pilots can cross East Lake Drive from the tarmac to grab a bite. Now, the restaurant has been honored by the readers of a recreational fliers’ website,, with its Best of the Best Award.

    The name of the site comes from pilots’ slang for traveling to a distant airport just to get something to eat. The food may be inexpensive, the thinking goes, but getting there costs an arm and a leg.

    Rick’s was one of 26 restaurants in North America to get the award.

Bay Kitchen Bar
    Those dressed in seersucker or Kentucky Derby-worthy hats can enjoy two-for-one mint juleps Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bay Kitchen Bar on Gann Road at Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton. Post time for the 139th running of the derby will be a little after 6:20 p.m.

    The restaurant has taken over the former Andrra space above the Harbor Marina office with Eric Miller, late of Madison and Main, at the helm. Oysters are $1 from 4 to 7 p.m. seven days a week in an appropriately maritime-themed happy hour.