News for Foodies 08.11.16

Local Food News

Foodies, get out your calendars. There are a number of upcoming events, and  the time is now to secure reservations or tickets.


Shuko East

Shuko, a Manhattan Japanese restaurant, will have a pop-up dinner at the Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton on Saturday night. The dinner will be a multi-course tasting menu featuring Shuko favorites. The cost is $200 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations may be made by calling Shuko in New York City, or at Also on Saturday, light bites will be offered a la carte at the bar along with Shuko-themed cocktails. 


Locally Grown

Lost Foods, New Foods: Artisan Cuisine and Wines on the South Fork at the Southampton Historical Museum on Aug. 25 will highlight locally grown and produced food, focusing, according to a press release, “on efforts to bring back diversity of local foods enjoyed by our ancestors.”

 The Amagansett Food Institute will select and serve local food, wine, and other beverages, including meat and eggs, heritage-variety vegetables, and wild fish and game. Tickets for the 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. event are $125 in advance and $150 at the door, and may be reserved by sending an email to Nicole Hart at


Food Truck Derby

The Great Food Truck Derby returns to the Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Friday, Aug. 19, when more than a dozen trucks featuring a wide range of cuisine and beverage choices circle up from 4 to 7 p.m. A $65 ticket entitles one to a serving at every food truck and drinks. A limited number of V.I.P. tickets, at $100, will allow access half an hour before lines of general admission ticketholders begin to form. Food from all trucks is not guaranteed after 5:30 p.m. Tickets may be ordered at the Edible East End magazine website. 


Clambake and Potluck Supper

Al Goldberg, a leader of the Slow Food East End group and a fisherman and chef, will host his third annual clambake and “snail supper” at his East Hampton residence on Aug. 28. The event, which will feature a menu of raw oysters, fish cakes, grilled octopus bites, and braised clams prepared by Mr. Goldberg, with mini cheesecakes for dessert, usually sells out fast. Participants are asked to take an appetizer, salad, vegetable dish, or dessert to share, made with fresh, local ingredients, and their own beverages. Tickets, available at, are $50 each for Slow Food members and $60 for nonmembers. 


In the Fall

Dopo la Spiaggia, a Sag Harbor Italian restaurant whose name means “after the beach,” is set to open in East Hampton in October at 31 Race Lane. It will take over the space now occupied by Race Lane Restaurant, which was, for many years, home to the Laundry restaurant, now defunct. Dopo la Spiaggia is a collaboration between Maria and Larry Baum, the restaurateurs, and Maurizio Marfoglia, whose Southern Italian cooking features dishes built around local ingredients. 


Market at Duryea’s

The new owners of Duryea’s Lobster Deck and Fish Market in Montauk have added a gourmet Market at Duryea’s to the site, offering local artisanal products. The items range from cheeses, eggs, and yogurt to baked goods, granola, honey, pickles, chips, cookies, bread, produce, and beer. Also available are coffee, newspapers, and fresh flowers. The market is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.