News for Foodies: 01.11.18

Local Food News
Kate Fullam is the new head of the Amagansett Food Institute.

1770 House Specials

The 1770 House in East Hampton is offering several dining deals through April 19. From Sundays through Thursdays, except holidays, a $35 three-course prix fixe menu will be available, as will $9 wine and $5 beer selections. In addition, every Thursday the downstairs tavern will feature dishes priced at $17.70, among them turkey chili, chicken Parmigiana, and fish and chips, as well as its year-round standbys, meatloaf and a classic hamburger. 

Among the restaurant’s winter appetizers, some of which will be available on the prix fixe menu, are spicy Montauk fluke tartare, local cauliflower soup with house-cured bacon and Sigit cheese, and charred broccolini salad with Wagyu beef. Seasonal entrees include braised veal cheeks with hon-shimeji mushrooms and lamb loin with Taggiasca olives, saffron risotto, and spinach.


For First Responders

It’s always happy hour at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack for police officers and first responders who present their current badges or other identification to the bartender on duty. Perks include $5 shots, $6.25 garbage fries, $5.50 nachos, $6 wings, and beer and wine specials.


New Director

The Amagansett Food Institute, whose mission is to support, promote, and advocate for the farmers, fishermen, winemakers, and other East End food producers, has announced the appointment of Kate Fullam as its new executive director. 

Ms. Fullam’s broad range of experience in the nonprofit sector includes stints at the Group for the East End, Southampton Hospital, where she served as communications coordinator, and, most recently, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. She is a founding member of the Good Ground Community Garden in Hampton Bays, where she lives.


Artist and Writer’s Night

On Tuesday at 7 p.m., Artist and Writer’s Night at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton will be hosted by Marilee Foster, a fifth-generation Sagaponack farmer and writer, whose book “Dirt Under My Nails” chronicles the daily life of a contemporary farmer, the seasonal changes to plant and animal life, and the effects of residential development on the environment.

The evening will feature a family-style three-course menu, which includes a glass of local wine or craft beer. The $45 tariff covers everything except the gratuity, and reservations are required.