News for Foodies: 06.05.14

Local Food News

Farmers Market
The Montauk Farmers Market has its seasonal debut next Thursday. The market will take place each Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the village green, through early October.

Red Stixs
The new restaurant this season in the Water Mill space that formerly housed Trata is Red Stixs, which serves “Beijing-style Chinese cuisine,” according to the restaurant’s website. Among the menu items are hand-pulled noodles and dumplings, some of which are made during a nightly “noodle show.”

At James Beard House
Roman Roth, the winemaker at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, will be a co-host tonight at the James Beard House in Manhattan for a dinner featuring a menu by Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo restaurant in Brooklyn. Wolffer wines will be served with each course. The dinner is $170 per person, or $130 for James Beard House members.

Grass-Fed Beef
Townline BBQ in Sagaponack has announced that as of the end of May all of the meats used for dishes on the restaurant’s menu are from grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free animals that are humanely raised. The decision follows a goal of being a “green, organic, and healthy restaurant,” according to a press release.

Along with the new products, the restaurant has instituted a new ordering system whereby customers may order their choice of smoked meat — beef, pork, and chicken — in quantities of a quarter-pound, half-pound, pound, or as a sandwich.

Financier Patisserie
Financier Patisserie, a Manhattan bakery, has opened a summer pop-up store in Water Mill. The shop will serve croissants, pastries, cookies, and other treats, along with coffee drinks, on Thursdays through Sundays until Labor Day. Cakes will be sold by special order only, with orders placed in Water Mill a week ahead, for the following weekend, or through the Manhattan store or Financier’s Brooklyn catering department by Wednesday for pickup in Water Mill on the weekend.

At Pierre’s
At Pierre’s restaurant in Bridgehampton, diners may see the upcoming soccer World Cup games on TVs that will be set up in the library and in the dining room. Some tables will be arranged for communal-style dining, so that soccer fans can enjoy the games together. Two new drinks are available on the menu at Pierre’s: Pauline’s Mojito, made with passion fruit, and Melissa’s Botanist Therapy, made with Botanist gin, fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, fresh basil, and Cointreau.
Parrish Cafe Closes
Art of Eating Catering closed its cafe at the Parrish Art Museum last weekend. The Amagansett-based catering business, founded by Cheryl Stair and John Kowalenko in 1989, had operated the eatery at the museum for the past year, and issued a press release thanking the Parrish for the opportunity. However, the partners said, they feel the need to focus on their main catering business.

The Golden Pear, which has cafes in several East End hamlets, will take over the Parrish space. A limited menu will be served on Fridays through Sundays during a transition period, until the cafe opens full time on June 16.

New Beverages
Low-calorie, all-natural juice-based carbonated beverages are the product sold by Captains Neck & Co., a new family-run company in Southampton. The bottled drinks currently come in two flavors: citrus mint, and grape and ginger. They are available at a number of local delis and markets. Free home delivery is also offered. Information can be found at the company’s website,