News for Foodies: 05.18.17

Local Food News

All kinds of fresh produce are coming into season, and farm stands and farmers markets are reopening for the year to sell the bounty. 

The East Hampton Farmers Market had its inaugural day on Friday and will continue weekly from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on North Main Street, while the Springs Farmers Market begins its season on Saturday outside Ashawagh Hall, where it will take place weekly at those same hours.

A new evening farmers market will begin June 1 on the grounds of Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton and take place weekly from 5 to 8 p.m. through August.

The Balsam Farms farm stand on Town Lane in Amagansett opens for its 15th season today and will remain open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early crops, such as asparagus, arugula, spinach, kale, radishes, and other greens are available now. The farm stand will also sell its own canned, pickled, and preserved foods, along with items from other East End food producers, including Carissa’s Breads, the Blue Duck Bakery, Mary’s Marvelous, and Mecox Bay Dairy. Eggs from Iacono Farm and Browder’s Birds will be available, along with Bee’s Needs honey, Joe and Liza’s ice cream, and more.

The farm still has community-supported agriculture memberships available for this season. 


At Felice’s 

Astro Pizza and Felice’s restaurant in Amagansett is offering weekday dinner specials for $15 and specials on the weekends for $17. Children up to age 12 dining with their families can, for $12, order a pizza and select toppings to customize it, tableside, before the pie goes back into the oven. During a hiatus over the winter, the restaurant was renovated, with 15 additional seats added to the dining area and the pizza parlor side of the restaurant reduced in size. 


Deals at 1770 House

The downstairs tavern at the 1770 House in East Hampton will continue to offer a $17.70 Thursday-night special through June. It includes a choice of a burger, meatloaf, Korean barbecue ribs, or chicken parmigiana. House wine is available by the glass for $9 and house beers for $5.

For three more weeks, until June 8, the main restaurant is also offering a three-course prix fixe on weekdays for $35. Neither deal will be available over Memorial Day weekend. 


Arbor Reopens

Arbor restaurant in Montauk reopens today for its second season and has added an outdoor bar and dining room this year. The outdoor bar, open Thursdays through Sundays beginning Memorial Day weekend, will feature specialty cocktails by mixologists from the Garret, a New York City-based cocktail purveyor. Arbor will serve dinner Thursdays through Mondays until mid-June, when it will adopt a seven-day-a-week schedule. 


Rosé a Go-Go

More than 50 rosé wines from Provence, Sancerre, California, Italy, Oregon, Corsica, Spain, Washington State, and other locations will be available for tasting at a spring preview at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.