News for Foodies 03.31.16

Local Food News

The Dock in Montauk is slated to reopen for the season tomorrow, April Fool’s Day, perfect timing, it seems, for George Watson, its owner, who is known as a trickster.

Also in Montauk, 668 the Gig Shack has reopened and is serving dinner from 5:30 till 10 p.m., even later on Friday and Saturday nights. The bar is open till 2 a.m. The Main Street restaurant’s schedule will expand as the season progresses. 


Hamptons Restaurant Week

Hamptons Restaurant Week will run from Sunday through April 10. Two dozen restaurants from Wading River to East Hampton will offer three-course meals for $27.95 (with an upcharge for certain items) all night except on Saturday, when the special is only offered until 7. Here on the South Fork, Restaurant Week enthusiasts can choose from nine restaurants. In East Hampton they are Fresno, Nick and Toni’s, and the 1770 House. Baron’s Cove, the Bell and Anchor, Page at 63 Main, and Wolffer Kitchen are taking part in Sag Harbor. In Southampton Shippy’s Pumpernickels East and Red Bar Brasserie will offer the prix fixe deal.

The full list of participating eateries, including their Restaurant Week menus, can be found online at


Wine, With Cheese

This week’s wine talk and tasting program at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits will present “What Do You Mean, the New California? The Case for Santa Barbara,” by Steve Clifton, a winemaker for Palmina Wines and La Voix Winery. The class costs $10 and takes place at the wine shop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Participants have apparently expressed a desire to have a nosh with their sips of wine, so the shop will provide a sliced baguette and has suggested a B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Cheese) policy. Accompaniments to the cheese would also be welcomed though the sommeliers have suggested steering away from sweets as they can detract from the wine tasting. Each session can include between 25 and 45 people; reservations can be made by calling the shop or sending an email to