Recent Stories: Food

Mark Segal
January 19, 2017
“Small Works (Part Two),” an exhibition organized by Folioeast, an online gallery founded by Coco Myers to showcase the work of East End artists, will take place at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton from Saturday through Jan. 30. An opening will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The RJD Gallery, which will reopen in its new space on Main Street in Bridgehampton in March, has issued an open call to artists for submissions to the eighth annual Hamptons Juried Art Show to benefit the Retreat. The show will open at the gallery on April 22.

AbEx Symposium

“Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper,” a full-day symposium organized by the Clyfford Still Museum Research Center and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, will take place at Stony Brook Manhattan on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 12, 2017
The new headquarters of Art of Eating Catering and Event Planning will be opening next month on Butter Lane. The move, according to a press release, will accommodate “a substantial growth in business” for the caterers. Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett is offering diners half-price bottles of wine with certain meals on Thursdays and Sundays.

If you haven’t yet made it to Zigmund’s, the bar and small-bites venue in Bridgehampton opened in mid-2016 by the restaurateurs behind Almond, this weekend will be the last chance to do so: It is closing after a karaoke night from 8 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. the next morning.

Laura Donnelly
January 12, 2017
I thought driving to Islip at 3 a.m. on Friday in a snowstorm was white-knuckle harrowing. Little did I know that several hours later I would have just missed dodging a bullet at the Fort Lauderdale airport.

I thought driving to Islip at 3 a.m. on Friday in a snowstorm was white-knuckle harrowing. Little did I know that several hours later I would have just missed dodging a bullet at the Fort Lauderdale airport.

Mark Segal
January 5, 2017
Workers on the autism spectrum rise to the occasion at South Fork Bakery, opened by a licensed speech and language therapist and family coach who has always loved to bake.

Shirley Ruch is a licensed Sag Harbor speech and language therapist and family coach who has always loved to bake. While there is nothing unusual about that, starting and managing South Fork Bakery while maintaining a private practice is another story. Especially a bakery that within five months of its launch in May had its products in 22 stores on the East End.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 5, 2017
Stave off cold-season boredom and ennui by dropping into Dopo La Spiaggia, an Italian eatery with a Sag Harbor location that recently opened another restaurant at the former Race Lane in East Hampton. The East Hampton Dopo is open nightly at 5:30 and for lunch and/or brunch on Saturday and Sunday. For a regular old night, or lunch, out, Service Station in East Hampton, which opened this year on Montauk Highway where Winston’s was, is open every day year round from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Wise East End winter warriors are likely already scheming, making some plans to add highlights to the coming weeks in order to stave off cold-season boredom and ennui. 

Joanne Pilgrim
December 29, 2016
Whether it’s celebrating the end of 2016 or the start of 2017, there are a number of options for those who want to go out, eat, and party. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton will feature a la carte specials. The restaurant will be open for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and for New Year’s Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The New Year’s Eve dinner party at the Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton will have a Gatsby theme, with a “toast to new beginnings” at midnight.

Celebrate 2017

Whether it’s celebrating the end of 2016 or the start of 2017, there are a number of options for those who want to go out, eat, and party.

Joanne Pilgrim
December 22, 2016
Need some options for Christmas Eve? A la carte holiday specials for Christmas Eve at Red/Bar Brasserie in Southampton include grilled Montauk oysters, Hudson Valley foie gras, Maine lobster, smoked Long Island duck breast, angus rib steak, and cedar plank-roasted Scottish salmon. Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton will offer visitors a chance to both dine and to give, as a portion of the revenue from meals that night will be donated to the Pajama Program, which gives warm pjs and brand-new books to children in need. A la carte holiday specials will be on the menu through Dec. 31, based on availability, at Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton, which will serve dinner on Christmas Eve from 6 to 10 p.m. and be closed on Christmas.

Holiday Meals

December holidays are about many things, both secular and spiritual, but breaking bread together and enjoying a special meal is always a centerpiece.

Mark Segal
December 22, 2016
Even though the ground is hard, the trees are bare, and most farmers markets are closed for the winter, locally sourced and produced food items are still available for last-minute holiday gifts. The list of artisanal purveyors on the East End seems to grow every year, and one of the newest is Two Jammin’ Chicks.

Even though the ground is hard, the trees are bare, and most farmers markets are closed for the winter, locally sourced and produced food items are still available for last-minute holiday gifts. The list of artisanal purveyors on the East End seems to grow every year, and one of the newest is Two Jammin’ Chicks.

Joanne Pilgrim
December 15, 2016
Need a place for dinner Christmas Eve? Try the 1770 House in East Hampton. Michael Rozzi, the chef, will add some holiday dishes to the restaurant’s a la carte menu. An eight-course dinner paired with wine, whiskey, and sake will be presented tonight at Sen in Sag Harbor. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Park Place Wines and Liquors of East Hampton will host a pre-dinner wine tasting. Dinner will follow.

The owners of Mary’s Marvelous on Amagansett’s Main Street plan to close their shop in that hamlet once a new tenant can be found for the space. Mary Schoenlein opened her takeout food shop there in 2002. The East Hampton Mary’s Marvelous location, on Newtown Lane in the former Bucket’s Deli space, will remain open. 

 

December 15, 2016
Why in the world would you attempt a spectacular, complicated dessert when you’ve already got so much to do during this holiday season? Because it is an accomplishment, it shows how much you care about your friends and family, and sometimes it’s just cool to create a whopper of a showstopper!

Why in the world would you attempt a spectacular, complicated dessert when you’ve already got so much to do during this holiday season? Because it is an accomplishment, it shows how much you care about your friends and family, and sometimes it’s just cool to create a whopper of a showstopper!

Joanne Pilgrim
Mark Segal
December 8, 2016
a sake and wine dinner will be held next Thursday at Sen restaurant in Sag Harbor. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with a complimentary wine tasting by Park Place Wine and Liquors of East Hampton. Barbecue and creativity go hand in hand on Monday nights at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack this month, with visits by Nikki Payne of the Salty Canvas, who will host paint parties from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday and Dec. 19.

Wintertime Market

Despite the season, fresh foods and items made by East End purveyors are not a thing of the past. All manner of produce, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and other comestibles can be found at the Riverhead Farmers Market, an indoor affair that takes place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117 East Main Street. 

Laura Donnelly
December 8, 2016
It began with the invitation that couldn’t be refused: “Would you and your friends like to come to Paris for Thanksgiving?” Hot diggity dog, yes, please!

It began with the invitation that couldn’t be refused: “Would you and your friends like to come to Paris for Thanksgiving?” Hot diggity dog, yes, please!

Mark Segal
December 1, 2016
How did a meatball from Staten Island with a 45-year pedigree wind up with a shrine to itself in Bridgehampton? The journey of Tony Meatball began in 1971, when Anthony and Joanne D’Andrea, first-generation Italians, opened the RoadHouse, a restaurant some three miles west of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

How did a meatball from Staten Island with a 45-year pedigree wind up with a shrine to itself in Bridgehampton?

Joanne Pilgrim
December 1, 2016
Wear your ugly holiday sweater to the tree-lighting party at Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor tomorrow at 7:15. There will be live music by the Lynn Blue Duo from 6 to 10 p.m. The next Artists and Writers Night at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton gets underway at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, with a theme of “Protest Prose and Notes on Comfort.”

South Edison restaurant in Montauk will remain open through the winter months on Thursdays through Sundays. On Thursdays there will be an all-night happy hour, and from 5 to 9 p.m. a $25 prix fixe will be offered. On Sundays, brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, oysters will be served at half price.

 

Tavern Thursdays

Laura Donnelly
November 23, 2016
It is especially hard to write a review of a place that you wanted to like, thought you should like, and hoped to like, but it ends up being a rather expensive disappointment. Such was the case with Tauk at Trail’s End.

Tauk at Trail’s End
63 South Euclid Avenue
Montauk
631-238-5527
Dinner, 5 p.m.
Lunch, Saturday and Sunday, noon. Closed Wednesday

Joanne Pilgrim
November 23, 2016
The Amagansett Farmers Market will host a Buy Local, Give Local holiday market on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase comestibles made by Anke’s Fit Bakery, Bonac Bees, Browder’s Birds, Peconic River Preserves, and the Amagansett Sea Salt Co. For a Thanksgiving alternative, Momi Ramen will be open today from 5 to 10 p.m. Tomorrow, the restaurant will serve from noon to 11 p.m.

Feel like a field trip? The Greenport Shellabration, a fund-raiser for the Cornell Cooperative Extension marine program, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 4. 

Joanne Pilgrim
November 19, 2016
This is your last chance to dine at Café Max in East Hampton.The restaurant is to close after Nov. 26 after 25 years in business. Till then, however, there is a $22, three-course prix fixe dinner offered all night, all week. Winter farm shares at Quail Hill Farm are available, and will provide the holders with items such as root vegetables, fresh greens, herbs, winter squash, carrots, garlic, dried beans, and wheatberries from Friday, Nov. 18, until February.

To Honor Veterans

In conjunction with Veterans Day tomorrow, Rowdy Hall is offering a 15 percent discount to servicemen and servicewomen who dine in the East Hampton restaurant tomorrow. Military ID is required. Rowdy Hall serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. 

 

Wine Knowledge

Joanne Pilgrim
November 17, 2016
Babette’s restaurant in East Hampton is offering a $21.95 prix fixe dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Need ideas for Thanksgiving celebrations? The Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton can provide all the side dishes and desserts needed. All you to do is prepare the turkey. The Scarpetta Beach restaurant at Gurney’s in Montauk will be serving a four-course Thanksgiving prix fixe next Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. A children’s menu will be offered, as will activities for children between noon and 4 p.m., allowing parents to sit back and enjoy a holiday respite.

What’s on foodies’ minds this week? It’s likely that big holiday centered on a feast that’s coming up next Thursday. 

What? Thanksgiving already, you ask? Yes, and here’s one more option in case you haven’t made plans.

Laura Donnelly
November 17, 2016
The first Thanksgiving of 1621 was simply referred to as a harvest celebration. An Englishman named Edward Winslow described it in a letter to a “loving, and old friend”: “I never in my life remember a more seasonable year, than we have here enjoyed — for fish and fowl we have a great abundance, fresh cod in the summer — our bay full of lobsters, all the springtime the earth sendeth forth naturally good salad herbs: Here are grapes, white and red, very sweet and strong also.”

The first Thanksgiving of 1621 was simply referred to as a harvest celebration. An Englishman named Edward Winslow described it in a letter to a “loving, and old friend”:

Laura Donnelly
November 10, 2016
The poet Walt Whitman was a frequent visitor to Greenport because his sister Mary Elizabeth Van Nostrand lived there. He described it as a “handsome situation” that was “unsurpassed for health.” He must have been eating a lot of oysters!

The poet Walt Whitman was a frequent visitor to Greenport because his sister Mary Elizabeth Van Nostrand lived there. He described it as a “handsome situation” that was “unsurpassed for health.” He must have been eating a lot of oysters!

Joanne Pilgrim
November 3, 2016
Elizabeth Yastrzemski, a baker and floral and garden designer, will lead a workshop on the making of beach plum jelly next Thursday night at 6 at the Rogers Mansion in Southampton. Those interested can register by calling the museum. The cost is $35, or $25 for museum members. Rowdy Hall in East Hampton has reintroduced its dinner-and-a-movie special. Sunday through Wednesday, a beef or turkey burger can be ordered along with a voucher for the East Hampton Cinema, for $22.

Montauk does not shut down after Labor Day, or even Columbus Day, contrary to the belief of some. The Clam and Chowder House at Salivar’s has decided to stay open for November, and maybe even December, depending on business. 

Laura Donnelly
November 2, 2016
It’s easy to write about essential kitchen tools, but it’s more fun to talk about the nonessential, the unnecessary, the frivolous, and ridiculous.

It’s easy to write about essential kitchen tools, but it’s more fun to talk about the nonessential, the unnecessary, the frivolous, and ridiculous. Did you know there are tools and gadgets made for Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, herb preservation, making Southern sweet tea, and so on?

Joanne Pilgrim
October 27, 2016
Head down to La Fondita, the Mexican take-out shop in Amagansett, for Dia de los Muertos. The Day of the dead menu will include pork, chicken, or chile and cheese tamales, chiles en nogada (poblano peppers stuffed with meat or cheese), churros (fried cinnamon-y pastries), and champurrado, a warm chocolate beverage. The special event will be celebrated tomorrow through Sunday. Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor will mark Halloween weekend with a live music lineup every night from tomorrow through Monday, and specials on nibbles including clams casino, oysters on the half shell, pretzel bites with dipping sauce or melted beer cheddar, sliders, smoked white bean dip with bread and crudités, fries, and a cheese plate.

Restaurant Week

Laura Donnelly
October 27, 2016
I first learned about Long Island cheese pumpkins about 23 years ago. I was working as a pastry chef somewhere out here, and it was that time of year, the time of year that I would have to crank out many, many pumpkin pies. So I started working on my supply list: industrial quantities of Libby’s canned pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, lotsa eggs. And then the head chef presented me with a crate full of pretty, pale, squat pumpkins, a variety I had never seen before.

I first learned about Long Island cheese pumpkins about 23 years ago. I was working as a pastry chef somewhere out here, and it was that time of year, the time of year that I would have to crank out many, many pumpkin pies. So I started working on my supply list: industrial quantities of Libby’s canned pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, lotsa eggs.