News For Foodies: 09.17.15

Local Food News

A series of dinners featuring local wines and beer will begin at East by Northeast restaurant in Montauk next Thursday. Jeremy Blutstein, the restaurant’s chef, will prepare a menu to complement wines by Macari Vineyards. The meal, for which reservations have been suggested, is $70 per person plus tax and tip.


Oktoberfest Begins

It’s that time of year again: Rowdy Hall will kick off its annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday with a festival from 3 to 5 p.m. featuring an outdoor German beer garden setup with picnic tables in the restaurant courtyard and communal dining tables inside. German bar snacks will be on the menu, and there will be Bavarian music from 4 to 6 p.m. outdoors, weather permitting, with a live broadcast on the radio station WEHM. Beer specials, including an Oktoberfest tasting flight, will be offered.

Rowdy will feature daily German fare specials through Oct. 4, with a $25 prix fixe starting nightly at 5. From Saturday through Wednesday, the special will feature knockwurst, bratwurst, and bockwurst as an entree, served with German potato salad, sauerkraut, and mustard, and apple strudel for dessert. Beginning next Thursday the special will be kassler rippchen with braised red cabbage and grilled apples.


Fall at Fondita

Fall hours at La Fondita in Amagansett begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Mondays and continue till 8 p.m. Daily specials are as follows: tacos rancheros on Wednesday, tacos al pastor on Thursday, on Friday a choice of chipotle chicken tacos, tostadas, or quesadillas, and on Saturday tacos de cochinita pibil (orange-marinated pork tacos).


At Winston’s

At Winston’s Bar and Grill in East Hampton, complimentary appetizers will be served at the bar during Monday night football games. On Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m., Montauk Brewing Company draft beers will be on special, at two for one, and on Thursdays during the same hour a Red Stripe draft will be served with a plate of wings, any style, for $10.

On Thursdays between 5 and 6 p.m., a lucky table of diners will be selected for a surprise, such as a complimentary dish or bottle of wine. Every day from 5 to 7 p.m. at Winston’s there is a happy hour with two-for-one margaritas and a three-course prix fixe offered for $24.


Wine Wednesdays

Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits is once again offering its series of workshops on wine, taking place on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning on Oct. 7. The eight-week session will cost $10 per week and feature various experts leading tasting sessions and discussions on a range of wine-related topics. Details will be provided on the shop’s website,


Sen Hours

In Sag Harbor, Sen, a Japanese restaurant, is now serving dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until 10:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. Lunch is also served on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2:30 p.m.


Momi Ramen

Momi Ramen in East Hampton has a daily happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. at the bar. The restaurant is open for dinner daily, except Tuesdays, and for lunch as well on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Other Bay Kitchen Bar

An item last week about Bay Kitchen Bar on Three Mile Harbor was included in error. The specials and other events referred to are taking place at Bay Kitchen Bar’s Manhattan location.