Recent Stories: Food

Laura Donnelly
June 25, 2015
Having never been to Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor in its previous life, I did not know what to expect. I must say, the renovation is quite impressive.

Baron’s Cove
31 West Water Street, Sag Harbor
725-2101
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily

Joanne Pilgrim
June 25, 2015
Momi Ramen, a noodle house in Miami, has opened an East Hampton location in the Pantigo Road space formerly occupied by Turtle Crossing.

Momi Ramen, a noodle house in Miami, has opened an East Hampton location in the Pantigo Road space formerly occupied by Turtle Crossing. The restaurant makes fresh noodles in-house several times a day and adds them to concoctions using a rich pork-bone broth called tonkotsu.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 18, 2015
This week's local news for foodies.

The East End Community Organic Farm, known as EECO, which is on Long Lane in East Hampton, not only provides plots for community members to plant and tend, and acreage leased by local farmers, but is a place to go to purchase produce and related items. The EECO farmstand is now open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays.

Laura Donnelly
June 18, 2015
Shame on you, Mark Bittman, for slamming spinach in your April 12, 2012, New York Times column. In it you refer to spinach as the “homework” of vegetables, you slam the ’70s fad of spinach salads, and say this is the “least convincing” or tasty way to prepare Spinacia oleracea, honorable member of the beet family. I admire you, sir, but here you are dead wrong.

Shame on you, Mark Bittman, for slamming spinach in your April 12, 2012, New York Times column. In it you refer to spinach as the “homework” of vegetables, you slam the ’70s fad of spinach salads, and say this is the “least convincing” or tasty way to prepare Spinacia oleracea, honorable member of the beet family.

Laura Donnelly
June 11, 2015
New York City, Las Vegas, Miami — and now, Montauk! The upscale, Italian, fine-dining establishment Scarpetta has arrived at Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa.

Scarpetta Beach
290 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk
631-668-1771
Open for Dinner
Tuesday through Sunday

Joanne Pilgrim
June 11, 2015
The annual chef's dinner at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton will commemorate the late Jeff Salaway.

Farming, cooking, and choosing well as a consumer will be the topics on the table Wednesday at a program at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton.

Laura Donnelly
June 3, 2015
“Dinner With Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art, and Nature” is not so much a cookbook as it is an assemblage, or collection of memories, imagined scenarios, and help from friends.

“Dinner With Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art, and Nature”
By Robyn Lea
Assouline, $50

Joanne Pilgrim
May 28, 2015
New exciting starts at many food venues with new chefs, managers and executives creating a new food landscape on the East End.

The Hampton Seafood Co. in East Hampton has not changed hands, as was mentioned here, but is under new management. Besides fresh seafood, the shop offers prepared dishes, groceries, and takeout, with a lunch and dinner menu daily at hamptonseafood.com. Specials are posted on its Facebook page, and on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Laura Donnelly
May 28, 2015
Fresh peas are my favorite springtime vegetables. Asparagus, morels, and fiddlehead ferns are also fleeting and early spring treats, and I love them all, but there’s just something extra special about fresh green peas.

Fresh peas are my favorite springtime vegetables. Asparagus, morels, and fiddlehead ferns are also fleeting and early spring treats, and I love them all, but there’s just something extra special about fresh green peas. Even shucking them is a Zen-like pastime on the porch. It’s slow, and you don’t have a great yield for your work, but it is so worth it.

Laura Donnelly
May 21, 2015
Gosh, I love it when a restaurant is a pleasant surprise! I don’t know what I expected from the new Winston’s Bar and Grill where Nichol’s used to be on Montauk Highway in East Hampton, but I just didn’t expect such good food.

Winston’s Bar and Grill
100 Montauk Highway
East Hampton
267-5400
Lunch and dinner seven days,
breakfast soon (from 8 a.m.)

Joanne Pilgrim
May 21, 2015
Memorial Day arrives and the farmers markets are open. Vineyards, restaurants and other venues hit their full stride with the opening of the summer seeason.

Farmers Markets Open

It’s that time again. Farmers markets are beginning their season all over the East End. Tomorrow will be the first day in 2015 for the East Hampton Farmers Market, which will continue each Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Nick and Toni’s parking lot on North Main Street. There are a number of new vendors this year.

Laura Donnelly
May 14, 2015
M.J. Dowling’s Steakhouse and Tavern, which calls itself “a friendly neighborhood pub,” is just that. It has a friendly atmosphere and very reasonably priced food, especially on its specials nights.

M.J. Dowling’s
3360 Noyac Road, Noyac
725-4444
Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight. Friday through Sunday, noon to midnight

Joanne Pilgrim
May 14, 2015
Seafood! Seafood! Seafood! The summer season begins for many East End restaurants serving freshly caught fish out of local waters. Don't miss out!

Reopenings

Bay Kitchen and Bar, the restaurant at Harbor Marina on Three Mile Harbor in Springs, will reopen for the season tonight and serve dinner on Thursdays through Sundays until July, when it will be open daily. From 4 to 7 p.m. nightly, the restaurant has a happy hour at the bar, with $1 oysters and $5 glasses of rosé.

Joanne Pilgrim
May 5, 2015
Start off the Mother's day week with some Texas bourbon then visit a local restaurant for some Mother's Day specials.

Bourbon and BBQ

Texas bourbon from the Garrison Brothers Distillery will be paired with barbecue fare during a dinner at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack on Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. Along with tastes of whiskey and cocktails made with the spirit, there will be guests who will discuss bourbon making and lead a tasting of two bourbon vintages.

Laura Donnelly
May 5, 2015
After duck, lamb is my absolute favorite meat. It is healthy, delicious in many forms, and sadly, quite expensive. Since I don’t cook a lot of meat, cooking lamb intimidates me. So I order it in restaurants, which is really expensive.

After duck, lamb is my absolute favorite meat. It is healthy, delicious in many forms, and sadly, quite expensive. Since I don’t cook a lot of meat, cooking lamb intimidates me. So I order it in restaurants, which is really expensive.

Jennifer Landes
April 30, 2015
The season gets off to a running start with many restaurants posting their Mother's Day Menus early.

Derby Day

Derby Day is also upon us, and venues such as East by Northeast in Montauk will celebrate on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. with Woodford Reserve, a small-batch bourbon likely to be mixed in a mint julep to mark the occasion.

Mother’s Day

Joanne Pilgrim
April 23, 2015
Long Island Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday with prix fixes at $27.95 at numerous dining places across Long Island.

Winston’s Opens

Winston’s Bar and Grill in East Hampton, housed where Nichol’s restaurant used to be, is open and is serving lunch and dinner from noon to 9 p.m. seven days a week. Breakfast service will be added in mid-May.

Joanne Pilgrim
April 14, 2015
Reservations are being taken for an April 30 wine dinner at Michael’s restaurant at Maidstone Park in Springs, which recently remodeled to create a wine bar featuring a wide selection of vintages.

Reservations are being taken for an April 30 wine dinner at Michael’s restaurant at Maidstone Park in Springs, which recently remodeled to create a wine bar featuring a wide selection of vintages.

Joanne Pilgrim
April 7, 2015

Three upcoming sessions of the Wednesday wine-tasting and discussion series presented by Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits will feature wine experts from the East End.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 31, 2015

D’Canela restaurant in Amagansett has launched a takeout menu with free delivery service in East Hampton and Amagansett. The extensive menu includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices, ranging from eggs to appetizers, sandwiches, and salads, and including items such as burritos, tacos, and tostadas. There is a Monday through Friday lineup of soups of the day and a daily $12.50 lunch special that includes a soup and entree of the day.

Bostwick’s Reopens

Laura Donnelly
March 31, 2015

It all began with ice cubes, or the lack thereof. Expecting some swells for dinner, I had to choose between having enough cubes for adult beverages or using them to shock and retain the beautiful emerald green hue of my green beans to be served later.

Jennifer Landes
March 25, 2015
If you want fresh vegetables, grown with organic methods, and like the idea of being as close to the farming of them as possible, the C.S.A. model may be for you and sign-ups are starting now.

For centuries, residents of the East End have been farming their land and providing their neighbors with fresh produce. And for decades, this exchange of goods was done at a farm stand, as simple or elaborate as the vision of its owner-operators.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 24, 2015

With the weekend of Montauk’s St. Patrick’s Day parade behind us — a harbinger of spring that marks the start of the back-to-business season for a number of restaurants — news of reopenings continues to trickle in.

On Montauk’s Main Street, 668 the Gig Shack will start its new season on Friday, April 3. Dinner service from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday through Sunday will include both signature menu items such as tilefish “Montacos” and spicy tuna tartare taquitos, and Easter specials throughout the holiday weekend.
 

Laura Donnelly
March 24, 2015

I recently attended a C.I.A. boot camp, and golly did I learn a lot. And no, I’m not talking about the spy agency next to the house I grew up in in McLean, Va. It was the Culinary Institute of America campus in San Antonio, started in 2009.