Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk
Stiff drinks and creative but expensive cuisine are the order of the day at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk. Morgan McGivern

Endless Summer line of sauces
Pete Ambrose, a native of Sag Harbor, recently premiered his Endless Summer line of sauces, rubs, and spices.

Steven Paluba
Although he’s a popular chef in Montauk, Steven Paluba was the first voted off this season’s “Hell’s Kitchen” with Gordon Ramsey, which started on July 18. Janis Hewitt

Making Mousse
How one incorporates ingredients into a mousse is key to its success. Laura Donnelly

Deborah Aiza of Montauk formulates lemonades in a host of herbal flavors with her new company, Sweet ’Tauk.

Families like the casual feel and friendly atmosphere of the Harbor Grill, where ice cream floats and a healthy kids’ menu are as tasty and affordable as the $20 and under entrees for grown-ups. Morgan McGivern photos