News for Foodies 05.19.16

Local Food News

Season’s Openings

The Beacon restaurant in Sag Harbor opened yesterday for the 2016 season. Dinner is being served starting at 6 p.m., Wednesdays through Mondays. The chef, Sam McCleland, will be adding new seasonal dishes to the tried-and-true menu choices. 

The Greenwich is a New American restaurant taking the place of Red Stixs in Water Mill. Carmine Di Giovanni is the chef, and David Schulman and Sean Kehlenbeck the restaurateurs behind the new place, whose principals have been involved in the Greenwich Project, the Mulberry Project, and Aunt Jake’s. 

Farmers markets are beginning again. The Hayground School market in Bridgehampton opens tomorrow, with Friday hours each week from 3 to 6 p.m. at the school grounds on Mitchell Lane. 

The East Hampton farmers market, which sets up in the Nick and Toni’s parking lot on North Main Street, launches for the season on Friday, May 27, and will continue weekly from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, until early September.

The Amagansett Food Institute’s market on Main Street, in the Amagansett Farmers Market building, will also reopen on Friday, May 27. It will stay open over Memorial Day weekend and then each Thursday through Sunday from 7 a.m. till 7 p.m., selling produce from various farms and food products from different vendors. Opening weekend will include music by Job Potter and afternoon tastings by Wyse Organics and Sweet ’Tauk Lemonade.


For Little Leaguers

The Harbor Grill in East Hampton is offering Little League players who come in for a bite after games, still in uniform, a half-price deal on burgers and a free scoop of ice cream. 


Sole East Anniversary

Sole East resort in Montauk, which houses the Backyard Restaurant, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend. Festivities include a cocktail party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday with free hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and signature cocktails. Musical performances, part of the Montauk Music Festival, will take place throughout the weekend. Dinner will be served today through Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m., and lunch will be served as well on the weekend.