News for Foodies 03.07.19

Soup Fest

The annual Empty Bowls soup sampling event will take place on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett. More than 30 local chefs and restaurants, including Estia’s Little Kitchen, Nick and Toni’s, and Almond, will provide the soups, and, in celebration of the event’s 10th anniversary this year, there will be cake from Carissa’s Bakery. 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 13 and under. Kids under 5 get in free. Participants, who are encouraged to take their own bowls, will be allowed an unlimited number of refills. Soups can also be purchased by the quart to go for $15. Proceeds will benefit Project Most, the nonprofit that provides after-school programs for students at the Springs School and John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton.

Townline Happy Hour

Townline BBQ in Sagaponack is offering happy hour food specials at the bar Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., and all day Saturday through Monday. A cheeseburger or hot dog with fries and a can of Modelo Especial beer is $9, or $6.50 without the beer. An order of six chicken wings is $6; French fries topped with cheese sauce, chopped brisket, sour cream, and jalapenos are $6.25; and six hush puppies with chipotle mayonnaise are $2.50. The restaurant also has half-price cocktails, including drinks that are part of a taste test to decide what will be served at Coche Comedor, Townline’s sister resaturant, which is scheduled to open in April in the former Honest Diner space, next to La Fondita, in Amagansett.


Cooking Class

A workshop on vegetable preparation will be held on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Amagansett Food Institute in Southampton. Robert Curreri, a chef who worked at Bobby Flay’s Bolo Restaurant in New York, will teach fundamental kitchen skills including how to set up a cooking station, proper cutting techniques, and the best ways to maximize a vegetable’s flavor. A workshop on preparing proteins will be held on March 20, and one on working with dough will be held on March 27. The cost is $75 for a single class or $210 for the series. Tickets can be purchased on