News for Foodies 05.03.18

Local Food News

New on the Scene

The Quiet Clam 2.0, a seafood-centric restaurant, opened on Saturday in the East Hampton location formerly occupied by Service Station. The restaurant’s name references an earlier eatery at the spot, the Quiet Clam, which operated there for many years before the space became Nichols in the late 1990s. According to the Facebook page for the Quiet Clam 2.0, the restaurant will be open year round for lunch and dinner, and serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Word is that it’s run by the family that ran the original Quiet Clam, but calls and messages to the restaurant had not been returned as of Monday.

A new seafood takeout restaurant called Hooked has opened in Montauk. The owners are Brian Mooney, who worked at the Clam Bar at Napeague for more than two decades, and his wife, Gillian, formerly a co-owner of Herb’s Market. The restaurant, which moved into the storefront at 34 South Etna Avenue that was previously occupied by the Red Hook Lobster Pound, serves starters such as crab bisque, steamed mussels, and peel-and-eat shrimp. It offers raw bar items such as clams and Montauk Pearl oysters. Seafood entrees include whole steamed lobsters, grilled swordfish, tuna poke bowls, and fish tacos. Non-seafood options such as salads, burgers, ribs, and a grilled chicken sandwich are also available. The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Also in Montauk, Mtk Lobster House opened in late March at 716 Montauk Highway, above Plaza Surf and Sports. The restaurant specializes in “fast-casual seafood,” according to its Facebook page, and menu items include lobster rolls, lobster and fish tacos, fish and chips, and quesadillas. It is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., and until 10:30 on Friday and Saturday. Brunch is served starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


Cinco de Mayo Specials

La Fondita in Amagansett will celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo with a selection of specials served all day on Saturday. Menu items will include a variety of tamale entrees for $12.50, and chiles en nogada for $16. The latter dish features a poblano pepper filled with cheese and topped with walnut cream sauce and pomegranate seeds. It will be served with rice, refried beans, and tortillas.  


Duck Dinner

Almond in Bridgehampton will hold a seven-course duck dinner with Channing Daughters rosé pairings next Thursday at 7 p.m. The cost will be $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are by calling the restaurant. 


This Week at the Eagle

The featured artists at Wednesday’s A Night Out With event — a collaboration between the Golden Eagle Studio and Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton — will be Virva Hinnemo and George Negroponte, who will lead a collage workshop. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Golden Eagle on North Main Street in East Hampton and will be followed by a two-course dinner at the restaurant next door. The cost is $75 and includes the class, supplies, dinner, tax, and tip. Advance registration is on the store’s website; participants have until noon on Monday to register. 


Open for the Season

Starting tomorrow, Gosman’s Dock restaurant in Montauk will serve lunch and dinner daily, except on Tuesdays. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the restaurant will be open seven days a week.


Wine Tasting

Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits will hold a workshop focusing on wines from the Finger Lakes region on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Advance registration is by calling the store. 


And Finally

Reservations are now being accepted for indoor dining at the EMP Summer House, the East Hampton outpost of Manhattan’s Eleven Madison Park restaurant. EMP is on the corner of Montauk Highway and Spring Close Highway. Only American Express Card members can make reservations at the eatery, which opens for the season on May 25.