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  • Spring Close restaurant in East Hampton has some new additions to draw visitors to its dining tables and hospitable bar. A pub menu has been added, as well as a new lunch menu and new items on the dinner menu. The wood-fired oven is being put to use every day to make thin-crust pizzas. Running the kitchen now at Spring Close is Justin Hoke, a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology Culinary School, who worked at Le Bec Fin, a five-star restaurant in Philadelphia.
  • Several rounds of cutting are reflected in East Hampton Town’s tentative budget for 2012
  • East Hampton Town
    C.S.E.A. Approves Contract
        Members of East Hampton Town’s Civil Service Employees Association union voted last Thursday to ratify a four-year contract with the town, retroactive to the start of 2011.

  •     The news for local foodies this week includes notices about restaurants one can cross off the list, either seasonally or permanently.
        Rugosa restaurant in East Hampton closed up shop for good as of last weekend. In Montauk, Dave’s Grill ended its 2011 season, and, on Napeague, the Lobster Roll will serve its final plates of seafood for this year on Sunday.

    Cape Cod Scallops

  • Members of East Hampton Town’s Civil Service Employees Association union are to vote today on ratification of a proposed contract with the town
  •     East Hampton Town’s come-hither Web site, with information for media production companies that town officials hope will come here for movie, commercial, or still-photography shoots, is online at filmthehamptons.org.
        The site was developed by members of the town’s media advisory committee, which was convened by the town board in order to develop media business here. Councilwoman Theresa Quigley has been working closely with the group.

  •     A brunch at Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. will raise money to help Allyson Wald, a local resident who recently suffered a brain injury after having a heart attack. Tickets are $100 each and will include passed hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a performance by Tom Postilio, a singer. They can be purchased by calling the Salon at Amagansett Square. Donations are being accepted as well, including checks or items that may be raffled or auctioned off.

    Red Wine, Dark Chocolate

  • A majority of the town board voted last Thursday to sell East Hampton’s 50-percent share of the Poxabogue Golf Center to Southampton Town.
  •     A proposed amendment to East Hampton Town’s zoning code, designed to simplify the procedure for farmers looking to add greenhouses, farm stands, or other buildings to their land is the right idea, most speakers at a town board hearing last week on the legislation agreed, but the devil is in the details.

  •     The Amber Waves Farm, at 375 Main Street in Amagansett, will host an Oktoberfeast celebration on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. featuring local food and drink from a variety of producers.

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