News for Foodies: 11.02.17

Local Food News

At Babette’s

Babette’s in East Hampton is open daily except for Wednesdays, serving breakfast and lunch until 4 p.m., as well as dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. The restaurant, which focuses on “clean food,” including specials for both herbivores and carnivores, is distributing Local Love cards good for a 15-percent discount. Veggie burgers have been put back on the menu. 


Winter Farm Share

Winter shares in the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm are available.  The winter veggie season for shareholders begins in mid-November and runs through February, and will include a biweekly selection of root vegetables, alliums, eggs, and greenhouse greens. The first pickup day at the Amagansett farm is Nov. 17. They continue every other week on Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Pizza for Kids

Also for kids are make-your-own-pizza sessions at Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton. Children aged 5 to 12 can work with the pizza chef between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, for $10 per child. Reservations are required. 


Artists and Writers Night

The next Artists and Writers Night at Almond in Bridgehampton will take place on Tuesday, on what would have been Little Edie Beales’s 100th birthday. Mary Ellen Bartley, an artist whose new body of work is called “Read Grey Gardens,” will be the host and will discuss her work. A three-course family style meal will be served. The cost is $45, plus tax. It includes a glass of local wine or craft beer, and the tip. Reservations are required. 


Meals for Kids

A new “piglets” menu, for children only, is being offered at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack. An $8 children’s meal includes a choice of hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, grilled cheese, or fried mac and cheese, with a side of fries or seasonal veggies. 


Dinner and a Movie 

Rowdy Hall has reinstituted its dinner-and-a-movie special. On Sundays through Wednesdays, for $22, a Rowdy burger or turkey burger comes with a Regal Cinema voucher. On Thursdays, in addition to burgers, diners may also choose fish and chips, meatloaf, or mussels. A glass of wine or a dessert may be added for $7 more, or a beer for another $6. Vegetarian options — vegetarian lasagna or vegetarian chili — are available as well. 


Wine at Springs Tavern

The Springs Tavern will offer half-priced bottles of wine with the purchase of a dinner entree on Wednesdays from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Among the entree items on the menu, which are subject to change, are grilled salmon filet, a pan-roasted half chicken, and a panko-crusted chicken cutlet sandwich. 


Cook La Fondita at Home

The specialities at La Fondita Mexican takeout in Amagansett are now available pre-packaged and frozen, to cook at home. Among the menu items that can now be kept on hand are red posole, poblano pepper soup, tortilla soup, fiesta bean and cheese dip, and a variety of tamales.