News for Foodies 08.04.16

Local Food News

With the Olympics set to begin in Rio, Townline BBQ in Sagaponack will be serving a Brazilian-inspired cocktail, the watermelon caipirinha, beginning tomorrow. During happy hour the cocktail will be half price, at $6. Olympic events will be shown on the Townline TV throughout the games. Those restaurants in East Hampton with the same ownership will also serve Olympic-themed cocktails. At Rowdy Hall and Nick and Toni’s, a passion fruit caipirinha will be offered; the games will be screened outdoors in Rowdy’s courtyard. 

The Summer Olympics will be celebrated at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett with food and beer specials during the games, which will be shown in the bar area. Specials will include several beers for $4 or $6 and a Brazilian churasco skewer, with chicken, steak, or sausage, and a fried plantain, for $10.

 

At the Market

The Amagansett Farmers Market has had some additions. Cinque Family Wines has opened a satellite tasting room at the site, offering East End and other Long Island wines for purchase and sampling daily from noon to 7 p.m. In celebration of the opening of the tasting room, a stand featuring $1 Montauk Pearl oysters on the half shell will be offered tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 4 to 7.

Also at the market, Around the Fire Catering is now serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Thursday through Sunday. The menu includes smoked chicken, salads, sides, and pizza for lunch and dinner, along with a special kind of breakfast pie.

 

Barbecue in the Vines

Roman Roth, the winemaker at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, will present a preview taste of the winery’s Christian’s Cuvée 2013 at a barbecue dinner on Wednesday night. Reservations are $95 per person, or $80 for members of the vineyard’s wine club.

 

Doughnuts and Coffee

Grindstone Coffee and Donuts has opened on Sag Harbor’s Main Street. On the menu is Four Barrel Coffee, a San Francisco brew, along with brioche-style doughnuts made fresh throughout the day using locally ground flour from Amber Waves Farm. Varieties include blueberry lemon, chocolate with toffee popcorn, and peanut butter mousse with chocolate. Fresh-pressed juices are available as well. 

 

Snacks at the Maidstone

A “Get Shucked” raw bar on Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m. at c/o the Maidstone in East Hampton features $2.25 Peconic Bay oysters, $1 local Little Neck clams, and a $4 crab cocktail. 

 

Jamaican Cuisine

The Soursop Tree Café, which has taken the spot above Plaza Sports in Montauk where Wok ’n’ Roll used to be, is serving Jamaican dishes like fish and chips, jerk chicken, oxtail, fish tacos, Jamaican barbecue, and more. 

The café, open daily for lunch and dinner, for dining in or taking out, is continuing Wok ’n’ Roll’s “you hook ’em, we cook ’em” tradition, allowing people to bring in fresh catches for preparation Caribbean-style.