News for Foodies: 06.12.14

Local Food News

For Dads
A complimentary Bloody Mary or Budweiser beer will be served to fathers who have lunch on Sunday, Father’s Day, at Navy Beach restaurant in Montauk.

At the Harbor Bistro in East Hampton, “Big Daddy” specials will be offered on Sunday. They include a 2-pound lobster, a 24-ounce “cowboy steak,” a 12-ounce filet mignon, and a half or full rack of Mongolian barbecue ribs. Entrees will be served with steamed jasmine rice, garlic-confit potatoes, or house fries and asparagus. Dads will also be offered a half-price deal on pints of Montauk Offland IPA beer.

The Father’s Day celebration at La Fondita, the Mexican takeout shop in Amagansett, will include $30 make-your-own-taco packages that include the fixings to feed a family of four.

At Townline BBQ in Sagaponack, all “Townline Que” combo packages, which include sandwich fixings and sides, a pulled-meat sampler, a chicken and rib dinner, or a mixed “extravaganza,” prepared for differing numbers of people, will come with a choice of a six-pack of beer in cans on Sunday. In addition, all draft beers will be sold for $4 all day.

Steak for two, or a hefty meal for a special dad, will be offered on Sunday at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton for $90. The menu will feature a 32-ounce Painted Hills ribeye served with grilled local asparagus and wood-oven roasted North Fork mushrooms. The special also comes with a complimentary glass of wine.

Father’s Day at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton will bring drink specials, including happy-hour prices on pints of beer all day long. Rowdy Hall hats will be on sale for $6.

Dads in Montauk will find a surf and turf barbecue prix fixe at 668 the Gig Shack. The $27 special will include a choice of three items from a list of meats — grilled skirt steak, ribs, or chicken thighs prepared with different marinades — fish, vegetables, and side dishes.

Lobster Special
Jumbo lobsters are on special, for $9.99 a pound, at Stuart’s Seafood in Amagansett, just in time for a Father’s Day fete.

Soccer and Specials
World Cup soccer fans will find beer specials at the bar during the games at several watering holes.

Pints of Montauk Brewing Company’s Driftwood Ale will be $5 at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett during all games today through Sunday.

Rowdy Hall will also celebrate soccer today through the weekend with draft beer and Brazilian caipirinha specials served in a commemorative cup, and a raffle and a trivia contest with prizes. Townline BBQ will have similar beverage specials, including its special cocktail on tap.

Cooking Class
Leading the next East End Chefs cooking class of the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will be Livia Hegner and Marianne Farrell, the owner and manager of the Pepalajefa gourmet food shop in Sag Harbor. Starting tonight at 6:30, they will demonstrate how to make a variety of items from the shop menu. Admission is $20. Space is limited.

Booze Delivery
Using Minibar, a free new app, orders can be placed for wine and spirits to be delivered to residents from Westhampton to East Hampton, provided a minimum number of bottles — totaling $100 or more — is ordered. Delivery is guaranteed within two hours or less through the service, which has been up and running in Manhattan. Participating stores on the South Fork are Zabi’s Wine and Spirits in Southampton and the Sag Harbor Liquor Store.

Contessa on Tour
Ina Garten, East Hampton’s own Barefoot Contessa, will head out on a five-city book tour to promote her new cookbook, “Make It Ahead.” At Wil­liams-Sonoma stores in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Beverly Hills, and Cupertino, Calif., Ms. Garten, a winner of both Emmy and James Beard Foundation awards for her eight best-selling cookbooks and her Food Network show, “Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics,” will talk about her work and about enjoying food with family and friends at her East Hampton house.