A favorite shortcut in the summertime is to get a pie at a farm stand or market
The pies have it! After tasting a number of them from the East End, our panel of experts picked their favorites. Laura Donnelly Photos

Porgy are white fleshed, relatively lean, flaky, and sweet, similar to red snapper
Porgies are easy to catch, plentiful, and inexpensive, to boot. Stores like Citarella and the Seafood Shop in Wainscott, above, sell the fish for around $6 a pound. David E. Rattray

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A grand opening of the Farm Store at Mecox Bay Dairy will take place on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Mecca Bay Dairy

The food, the setting, and the renovation of Duryea’s are all a delight
Getting seating on the deck at Duryea’s, now shaded with sailcloth, is near impossible when the place is busy. Fortunately, there are seating options indoors.

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New owners hope for community hub
At the Springs Tavern, Dan and Charlene DeSmet have created an atmosphere that recalls an earlier era, when the restaurant was known as Jungle Pete’s, the Birches, and Harry’s Hideaway, among other names. Christopher Walsh
The crowd at Jungle Pete’s in Springs, circa 1973

The food at Le Bilboquet in Sag Harbor is excellent
Don’t expect a warm welcome at Le Bilboquet on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, where our reviewer recommends that they “keep the food, lose the ’tude.” Laura Donnelly
Le Bilboquet’s crab avocado salad was pretty, with what tasted like a classic Crab Louis sauce, but it lacked acid and salinity. Laura Donnelly

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Olive oil has been the number one fat in my house forever
It’s not too early for locally grown zucchini blossoms, at least from the greenhouse. Peanut oil can take the heat required for high-temperature frying without burning. Laura Donnelly

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