News for Foodies: 08.02.18

Local Food News

Solé Barbecue

A prix fixe barbecue featuring recipes by Michael Symon, a chef and restaurateur, will be held at the Backyard Restaurant at Solé East Resort in Montauk on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Menu items will include spicy grilled shrimp toast with avocado, pork ribs, beer can chicken, and assorted doughnuts from Grindstone Coffee and Donuts, which is owned by Kyle Shanahan, Mr. Symon’s son. Guests will receive a copy of Mr. Symon’s latest cookbook, “Playing With Fire.” The cost is $75 for adults and $25 for children. Tickets are available at


Food Trucks Galore

A Food Truck Derby hosted by Edible East End will pull into the Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Friday, Aug. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. Among the nearly two dozen food trucks will be Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks, Nice Buns Slammin Sliders, Pizza Luca, the Sea Bean Natural Food Co., and Opa! On the Go. Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. The price for admission starts at $65 for adults and includes one taste from every truck, plus three drinks. Admission for children 12 and under is $20 and includes four tastes and a drink. V.I.P. tickets, allowing access at 3:30 p.m., cost $100. Advance tickets can be purchased at; only a limited number will be available at the door. 

The derby is a fund-raiser for the Hayground’s culinary arts training programs.


Cowboy Specials

Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe in Montauk will offer specials this week including entrées such as seared sea scallops with a sautéed medley of corn, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and herbs for $33, and striped bass broiled with herbs and butter for $29. Other menu items include baked clams for $14 and steamers for $16.95.