News for Foodies: 10.26.17

Local Food News

Does the seasonal change have you craving heartier food and drink? At Townline BBQ in Sagaponack, there’s an option all rolled into one. Called the Hail Mary (a version of a Bloody Mary) and served in and on a glass, this meal-in-a-drink starts with a Bloody Mary. The drink is then topped with a piece of Townline’s barbecue brisket, a St. Louis rib, a hush puppy, a pickle, and an olive. It costs $15.


Prix Fixe, Pizza

Reasons to visit Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton this fall: three prix fixe specials to choose from, wood-oven pizzas, and “social hour” at the bar.

The pizzas are available on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. During social hour, which is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and on Sundays from 2:30 to 6:30, drink specials are offered along with a special bar menu for noshing. Menu items range from pizza to meat or cheese plates, meatball sliders, pickled garden veggies, bruschetta, and truffled polenta fries. 

The prix fixes start at $30, which includes “simply dinner” — a salad, pasta entree or pizza, and two scoops of gelato or sorbetto. For $35, a “classic” prix fixe includes romaine salad or penne to start followed by roasted chicken as an entree and tartufo for dessert. The chef’s choice prix fixe for $40 features an appetizer, entree, and dessert of the day. The specials are not available during holidays or for takeout. Nick and Toni’s is closed on Tuesdays. 


Dia de los Muertos

La Fondita in Amagansett will celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead, with traditional food specials Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 3. The menu will include pork tamales in red salsa with rice and beans, chicken tamales in green sauce with rice and beans, chile and cheese tamales with rice and refried beans, and chiles en nogada, which are poblano peppers filled with cheese and topped with a walnut cream sauce and pomegranate seeds — also served with rice and refried beans. Also available will be churros for dessert and champurrado, a thick hot chocolate drink.