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  • For recipes that call for corn off the cob, keep the following in mind: One ear of corn yields approximately three and half ounces of kernels, or about a half cup.

    Mexican Corn on the Cob

    Serves four.
    8 ears of corn
    1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use light mayo)
    1 tsp. smoked paprika or 1 tsp. chipotle adobo sauce
    1/2 cup good quality Parmesan cheese or cojita cheese
    Wedges of lime for serving

  • At least once a summer a friend will call me with the discovery of a newer, better, easier way to cook corn. It involves a microwave and is guaranteed to remove all of the silk.

  • La Brisa
    752 Montauk Highway
    Montauk
    668-8338
    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily


    La Brisa in Montauk is just that: a breeze. If you don’t like paper plates and picnic tables and wobbly stools and loud music, maybe this isn’t your cup of tea, or shot of mezcal. I found it delightful and I am an expert on Mexico, having been there . . . once.

  • The beauty of the restaurant Yama Q in Bridgehampton is that it doesn’t need a review by me or anyone, good or bad. It doesn’t need to have a tattooed, surfer-celebrity chef profile in Hamptons magazine. You won’t read about Beth and Howard Stern slurping miso soup and chomping on burdock salad on Page Six of the New York Post. Nor is it likely that as the Kardashians cut a visible and terrifying swath through our charming villages this summer they will ever cross the threshold of Yama Q. Yama Q is pure and quaint, virtuous, quiet, and fine.

  • Harlow East
    1 Long Wharf
    Sag Harbor
    631-725-5858
    Tuesday to Sunday
    Noon-Midnight


    Harlow East is a pop-up restaurant on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, where B. Smith’s resided for many years. It is a huge space, close to 400 seats indoors and out.

  • Red Stixs
    1020 Montauk Highway
    Water Mill
    726-6200
    Open weekdays, 6-10 p.m.,
    weekends, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

  • Clam and Chowder House
    At Salivar’s Dock

    470 West Lake Drive
    Montauk
    668-6252
    Lunch and dinner, Thursday
    through Monday, noon-4 p.m.
    and 5-10 p.m.

  • Doppio East
    126 Main Street
    Sag Harbor
    803-3444


    I dined at Doppio East in Sag Harbor the other night. It had been open only a week so far, and though this is a bit early to review a restaurant, sometimes we feel that if you are open for business and charging for your product, you are fair game. But I assure you, I did take into account the newness of this establishment.

  • Debbie’s Broiled Bluefish
    It seems only appropriate that the recipes given today come from local sources. This first recipe is from the Seafood Shop and was published in “Fresh From the Farm” by Susan Meisel and Nathalie Sann. Super fresh bluefish is a wonderful thing.

    Serves five to six.

    2 lbs bluefish fillets, about 1 inch thick
    Salt and freshly ground pepper
    1/4 cup mayonnaise
    Paprika
    Lemon wedges


    Preheat the broiler. Wash and pat dry the fillets

  • Visiting local farmers markets is one of my favorite pastimes. Sometimes I only have time to cut a quick swath through them. Shiitakes from David Falkowski, a nice piece of striped bass from Alex Fausto of the Seafood Shop, and perhaps some blossoms from Keith Pierpont. If I can hit two farmers markets over the weekend, I’ve got enough bounty to last through the week.

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  • The following is excerpted from Laura Donnelly's restaurant review in this week's Star. More ideas for meals on the go can be found in the Star's Restaurant Guide: easthamptonstar.com/restaurants.

    It's Columbus Day weekend AND the Hamptons International Film Festival is on the East End so I know all of you ladies and gentlemen and black-clad cinephiles want to know where to eat. With movies being shown in 6 locations from Southampton to Montauk your dining options are plentiful.