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The promise of warmer and longer days is in the air
A salad of spinach, romaine, cherry tomatoes, and homemade croutons is a great transitional dish from winter to spring. Laura Donnelly
Chicken cheese enchiladasLaura Donnelly
A spring-inspired table brightens up the house during these in-between daysLaura Donnelly

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In another welcome sign of spring, Sam's Beverage Place in East Hampton will begin offering 20-percent discounts on winter-themed beer on March 20, the first day of spring. Irish beers will be on sale for 15 percent off for St. Patrick's Day, from March 17 to March 25.

A new business venture on Foster Farm in Sagaponack is turning produce into vodka
Dean Foster, right, and Matt Beamer’s Sagaponacka vodka is designed to showcase the flavor of East End produce. Jamie Bufalino
Mr. Foster’s sister Marilee helped design the brand’s bottle. Paul Jones

Some version of the Cuban sandwich, or mixto, or Cubano, was being made in Cuba hundreds of years ago
Cuban bread spread with guava paste and cream cheese is joined by some similarly themed beverages in Key West. Laura Donnelly
Pepe’s in Key West proudly claims that President Harry S. Truman would stop for a cup of coffee there during his walks through town. Laura Donnelly Photos
Frita’s burger is “supposedly based on 1930s Cuban street food” and is “awesome,” according to our columnist.

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The Blend offers what people want: good value and hearty portions
Peter Bologna navigated the wine list at the Blend at Three Mile Harbor, the restaurant that Luis DeLoera recently opened in the space formerly occupied by Harbor Grill. The Blend's extensive menu offers substantial portions of well-prepared food at reasonable prices. Laura Donnelly

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