News for Foodies 07.07.16

Local Food News

Waterfront Brunch

Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe on East Lake Drive in Montauk has added weekend brunch to its offerings. On the menu are such dishes as eggs benedict, asparagus and caramelized onion omelette, lobster asparagus frittata, brioche French toast, and more. Items from the lunch menu are available as well. Rick’s serves from noon to 10 p.m. seven days a week and has fires in its fire pits nightly, with the opportunity to make campfire s’mores. 


At the Highway

Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton has added some new dishes to its summertime menu: a rack of St. Louis-style ribs, slathered with house-made barbecue sauce and served with coleslaw and sweet corn, and an ice cream sandwich with caramel and hazelnuts for dessert. Summertime cocktails concocted by the restaurant’s bartender include a Georgica Cooler, with strawberry gin, Aperol, and white vermouth, and Hot on the Highway, a drink made with spicy tequila, mezcal, and lime. The restaurant is owned by the same team behind several New York City restaurants including Eleven Madison Park, Charlie Bird, and Shuko. 


The “Food Landscape”

T.W. Barritt, a food writer and amateur chef and the author of a new book, “Long Island Food: A History From Family Farms and Oysters to Craft Spirits,” will give a talk on the food culture of Long Island at the Rogers Mansion in Southampton next Thursday at 11 a.m. The talk will cover all manner of cuisine here, from produce from local soils to bounty from local waters to the contributions of modern-day food pioneers. Admission is free, although those who wish to attend have been asked to call the museum to R.S.V.P. 


New on Long Wharf

The space on Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf that most recently held Harlow, and before that, B. Smith’s, has a new incarnation as Decker’s Bar and Grill. Opening day was last week. 


New Farm Stand

Open Minded Organics has a new farm stand on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found on the farm’s website, openmindedorganics. com. 


Oreya in Southampton

A new Mediterranean restaurant called Oreya is open at the Capri Hotel in Southampton. Greg Grossman, the 21-year-old chef and an owner, previously ran the kitchen at Georgica restaurant in East Hampton and at Beautique, which occupied the same space at the Capri last summer. 

Items on the menu include raw bar items such as Columbia River salmon crudo, cured hamachi carpaccio, and beef and roasted carrot tartare with harissa, candied apricots, black olives, and crispy bread. Small plates to share feature taramasalata, tempura figs with stracciatella cheese, and baby vegetable crudités. Choices for more substantial fare include grilled shrimp, jasmine-smoked salmon, and other whole fish preparations, along with side and vegetable options. 

Oreya is serving breakfast and lunch on Mondays through Fridays, brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, and dinner on Wednesdays through Sundays. It is also open for an apres-beach session on Fridays through Sundays from 4 to 7 p.m.