Food

The buzzwords surrounding mezcal these days emit a certain energy. Vogue says the spirit has a “romantic appeal,” Los Angeles magazine says drinking mezcal is an “academic experience.” Others have called it “trendsetting,” “artisanal,” and “the best-kept secret of Mexico.”
Il Capuccino Italian restaurant in Sag Harbor is back with a reopening tomorrow night. A new bar menu and a fresh lineup of specials will start the spring season. Cavaniola’s Gourmet cheese shop, which sells cheeses, sandwiches, soups, and other prepared foods in Sag Harbor, will be opening in Amagansett in early May.
St. Patrick’s Day has turned into a silly affair in this country. What began as a religious holiday in Ireland has morphed into an excuse to get buckled, fluthered, ossified, scuttered, and stocious on green beer. There, you just learned some Irish slang for getting drunk. Needless to say, my people have a lot of terms for this national pastime.
The Am O’Gansett Parade starts off the early St. Patrick’s Day hoopla on Saturday and Indian Wells Tavern on Amagansett’s Main Street will do their part with a $20 corned beef and cabbage special all day. Rowdy Hall in East Hampton will start their Irish food and drink specials next Thursday and continue on March 19 and March 20, the day of the...
Breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day. Or is it?! You can read studies supporting this theory, and you can find research that refutes it. It definitely makes sense for children.
Keith and Margo’s Murder Mystery Events will present excitement and skullduggery at the Southampton Inn on March 12. A package deal includes the dinner, open bar, and an overnight stay, along with a chance to participate in the sleuthing. Slow Food East End will hold a “spring market dinner” at Almond on March 24. The dinner will celebrate native...
To say Kosovo, a landlocked country on the Balkan Peninsula, has had a complex history is an understatement. Before the breakup of Yugoslavia during the early 1990s, Kosovo was a region of that country, populated for centuries by Serbs and Albanians.
Colin Ambrose, the owner and chef of Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, has received the Slow Food organization’s Snail of Approval award from the international group’s East End chapter. A new Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee shop will be opening in Sag Harbor. The company, established in New York City in 2003, has a location in Amagansett in addition...
Would it be all Rachel Dolezal of me to write about African-American chefs and cooks? Every year during Black History Month it seems there are no books, articles, shows, movies, anything, about the contribution of black chefs throughout our history. There should be a museum, a comprehensive historical compendium, something. Having previously...