News for Foodies: 07.24.14

Local Food News

Peter Ambrose, a well-known East Hampton chef and caterer, has moved on from the Hampton Seafood Company and opened Pete’s Endless Summer Taco shop in the former Food & Co. spot on Pantigo Road in East Hampton.

The takeout shop, open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 11 to 6 on Sunday, has a menu listing numerous specialty tacos, from braised Long Island duck with kimchee slaw, hoisin barbecue sauce, and duck crackling, to nori-brined applewood barbecue chicken, fish tacos, a vegan taco, and “Chef Peter-style” pork carnitas tacos, served with apple habanero chutney, slaw, and lime crème. Taco salads are available, along with side dishes, and tacos of the day.

Weekly at Solé

The Backyard Restaurant at Montauk’s Solé East has a lineup of specials on different nights of the week. Mondays are Mexican night, featuring a la carte specials on Mexican-themed dishes; Tuesdays the restaurant offers two-for-one pasta dishes, and on Wednesday there are discounts on bottles of wine. On reggae night, Thursday, when Winston Irie performs, Red Stripe beer is on special.

Edible School Cookbook

The Edible School Garden Group of the East End has published the “Delicious Nutritious FoodBook.” The project was supported by a Kickstarter campaign and members of Slow Food East End. The book will be made available for purchase at locations, such as farmers markets, to be announced on the Slow Food East End Facebook page.

A Slow Food “snail supper” will be held at Judiann Carmack Fayyaz’s residence in Southampton tomorrow to celebrate the book’s publication. The meal is a potluck, with dishes and beverages featuring local products. The cost, $20 for Slow Food East End members and $25 for nonmembers, includes a copy of the book. Proceeds will be divided between the Edible School Gardens and Slow Food groups. Reservations may be made at slowfoodeastend.org/snail-supper-foodbook/.

Trendy Cocktails

At Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton, a new cocktail menu includes house-made bottled cocktails and cocktails created and served on tap. Among the bottled choices are an apricot-ancho spicy Manhattan, a lavender-pear concoction with gin, Channing Daughters vervino, pear liqueur, a lemongrass-infused cosmo, and a honey Negroni.

New at Rowdy

New items on the menu at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton include crab and corn hush puppies, fried oyster tacos, house-pickled vegetables, grilled hanger steak salad, seared tuna salad, poached lobster salad, and lobster roll.

Fresno Prix Fixes

Two prix fixe dinners are available from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, at Fresno restaurant in East Hampton. Two courses — appetizer and entree — are $30, and three courses, which include dessert, are $35. Tax and gratuity are additional. Among the choices are, as starters, chicken liver paté with pickled beets and rye toast points, smoky chipotle and chickpea hummus with grilled flatbread and marinated olives, and artisanal baby greens salad. For entrees diners may choose from chicken Milanese, orecchiette with sausage, broccoli rabe, and white beans, moules frites, burgers, or pan-seared Scottish salmon.