News for Foodies 02.14.19

Hawaiian Noodles

The Hamptons Hawaiian Saimin Shop, a pop-up restaurant, is operating out of Dopo la Spiaggia in Sag Harbor on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saimin is a Hawaiian take on Japanese ramen. The menu features saimin bowls such as chicken, vegetable, and spicy pork for $17, and offers a build-your-own option for $15. The latter includes a choice of noodle (wheat egg or gluten-free), broth (chicken, mushroom, shrimp, pork, or vegetable), and up to three toppings (including proteins such as shrimp, egg, and Spam, and vegetables such as seaweed and green onions). An additional topping is $4 for a protein and $2 for a vegetable. Also offered is a vegan burger made with shiitake mushrooms, black beans, lentils, and quinoa for $15.

Rowdy and the Oscars

The annual Oscars contest has begun at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton. Diners will receive a ballot along with their check, and those who want to participate can fill out their Oscar picks and hand the ballot to a restaurant staffer. The person who chooses the most correct winners —  which will be revealed during the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 24 — will receive a $50 gift certificate and two movie vouchers. In the case of a tie, a drawing will be held.

Gluten-Free Soup

The Golden Pear Cafe now has an expanded selection of gluten-free soups. The current menu includes chicken vegetable, Manhattan clam chowder, butternut squash and apple, vegetable and kale, split pea with ham, white bean and kale, and roasted cauliflower. A 12-ounce serving is $7.35, and a 16-ounce one is $8.25. A quart, which costs $12.99, can be ordered in advance by calling the cafes.

Whole Pig Dinner

Almond in Bridgehampton will hold a five-course whole pig dinner with wines from Macari Vineyards on Feb. 22 at 7. The menu features dishes such as pork leg confit and cheese ravioli with a spicy ragout. The cost is $65, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are by calling the restaurant.

Valentine’s Day

The Springs Tavern has a three-course prix fixe dinner special this evening. The menu features entrees such as strip steak and lobster, grilled salmon, and pasta primavera. The cost is $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended.

Smokin’ Wolf Hiatus

Smokin’ Wolf in East Hampton will close for a winter vacation starting on Feb. 23.