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Dinner at Hampton Coffee
Jason Belkin, who owns Hampton Coffee Company with his wife, Theresa Belkin, was behind the bar at the Water Mill location and ready for the dinner rush on a recent Friday. The restaurant started serving dinner last month. Taylor K. Vecsey

A holiday hankering for corned beef and cabbage
For those unable to get to Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett on Friday, the restaurant’s chef, Tyler Hannibal, has shared the recipe for his version of corned beef, pictured above.

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Volunteers gathered in the Scoville Hall kitchen to prepare for the annual soup and chili dinner sponsored by the Amagansett Presbyterian Church with contributions from Nick and Toni’s and Bostwick’s, among others. At Almond, its co-owner and head chef, Jason Weiner (below preparing headcheese for the first course), collaborated with Jeremy Blutstein from East by Northeast to concoct a “whole animal, cured, pickled, fermented, and preserved-things beer dinner.” Durell Godfrey and Jeremy Blutstein Photos

If I wake up fantasizing about a particular kind of food, watch out
Papdi chaat is an Indian street food snack with many variations. Laura Donnelly

Is it worth it? You bet!
Jan and Jerry McKeon, Richard and Caron Schoen, and Louise and John Sasso, from left, enjoyed a recent dinner at Dopo la Spiaggia in East Hampton. Durell Godfrey
Although the Norman Jaffe-designed interior remains intact, the decor has been lightened and updated with dramatic lighting and gray-painted grasscloth on the walls. Durell Godfrey

The granola clusters are the recent culmination of almost two decades of health-oriented cooking for spas, ashrams, and private clients
Renée McCormack, an East Hampton native, initially developed FoodFitness Granola Clusters as a nutritious snack for her children.

Super Bowl Sunday is a great excuse to make lots and lots of food, from easy-to-pick-up finger foods to big pots of chili or stew
Chili with all the fixings Laura Donnelly

The eating habits of presidents and presidential hopefuls has been a fascination of mine for many decades
Renee Comet; Wikimedia Commons

“The End.”
Stone crab claws start at $33 per pound in Key West and are classified as large, jumbo, and colossal. Below, Crustacean taxidermy was featured at the Key West Seafood Festival. Laura Donnelly Photos
Pink shrimp are more tender and sweet than brown, white, or rock shrimp and have a very limited season. They are only available in the Florida Keys.
Fish tacos are made with different varieties of fish in the Keys including the grouper tacos pictured here.

I love it so much I tell my friends not to come here
The urinal from the old Sloppy Joe’s has found a place in the Hemingway garden. Laura Donnelly
Grilled shrimp on a skewer with sliced chorizo and garlic sauce is served at Santiago’s Bodega in Key West. Laura Donnelly Photos
Key lime pie