Lead Food

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

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.

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

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

A seamless, professional, and delicious experience
At Cove Hollow Tavern last week, Valerie and J.T. Atkins of East Hampton enjoyed the bar, with its simple yet sophisticated design. Carrie Ann Salvi

The former Amagansett Farmers Market has reopened as Amber Waves Farm Market
Juliana Nash, Amanda Merrow, and Ruby Stenerson at the Amber Waves Farm Market. Durell Godfrey
Joe and Jennifer Brondo checked out their purchases with their son, Ivy, at Amber Waves’ new market. Durell Godfrey

The word “cookie” most likely comes from the Dutch word “koekje,” which means “small or little cake.”
Menus from several restaurants over the years Laura Donnelly

Big and beautiful with an open kitchen, a wood-burning oven, and a trellised patio in the back
Diners at the new Lulu Kitchen in Sag Harbor Durell Godfrey

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