News for Foodies: 01.18.18

Local Food News

For Travel Channel fans who have wondered if and when the peripatetic chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern would touch down in the Hamptons, the wait is over. 

The first episode of season seven of his “Delicious Destinations” series, during which he visits Stuart’s Seafood Market in Amagansett, the Lobster Roll restaurant on Napeague, Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton, and East Hampton Point, can be seen on Optimum’s Channel 96 on Sunday at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 29 at 8 p.m., Jan. 30 at 3 a.m., and Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. The Travel Channel’s verdict: “The Hamptons’ dinner scene is sizzling.”

Pollock’s Birthday

The Springs Tavern will celebrate Jackson Pollock’s birthday on Jan. 28 with an evening that will include art, nature, and a $30 prix fixe menu inspired by the artist. The tavern is on the site of Jungle Pete's, a bar and lounge he frequented back in the 1950s. Will food be flung and sauces splattered? Will the cake sport 106 candles? The answers can be found and reservations made by calling 631-527-7800.

The tavern also hosts happy hour Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. All wine, beer, and well drinks are reduced by $1, and a $5 bar menu — subject to change — includes mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, vegetable egg rolls with sweet and sour sauce, chips and salsa, wings tossed and served with barbecue, buffalo, or sweet chili sauce and blue cheese dip, and grilled zucchini wheels with jack cheese and red pepper coulis.

Art Night

A Night Out With, which pairs an art workshop or discussion at the Golden Eagle Studio in East Hampton with a two-course dinner at the neighboring Nick and Toni’s, will feature the artists Dan Rizzie and Susan Lazarus-Reiman on Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m. at the studio. The $75 cost includes the art workshop, any supplies if needed, and dinner, tax, and gratuity. Linda Capello will be the guest on Jan. 31.


Bites for a Cause

Love Bites, an annual tasting event for the benefit of Katy’s Courage and the Scarlett Fund, will take place Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Muses in Southampton. The evening will feature food and beverages from more than 20 local restaurants, caterers, private chefs, and other purveyors, and music by D.J. Michael of East End Entertainment. 

Tickets start at $125 and can be purchased at Katy’s Courage is dedicated to supporting education, children’s bereavement counseling, and pediatric cancer research in honor of Katy Stewart, and the Scarlett Fund benefits children’s cancer research in honor of Scarlett James.