News for Foodies: 03.01.18

Local Food News
In another welcome sign of spring, Sam's Beverage Place in East Hampton will begin offering 20-percent discounts on winter-themed beer on March 20, the first day of spring. Irish beers will be on sale for 15 percent off for St. Patrick's Day, from March 17 to March 25.

Soup Fest

The annual Empty Bowls soup sampling extravaganza 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 will participate in this year’s event. 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. 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. 


Domestic Wines

Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton will offer the next in its free Discovery Wednesday classes on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Kevin Tunney, a member of the sales team at David Bowler Wine, a New York City importer and distributor, will introduce participants to some wines from Oregon and Washington. Advance registration is in person at the store, or via its website.


Happy Hour 

Townline BBQ in Sagaponack will be offering happy hour specials on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Discounted bites include $6 wings and $3 warm pretzels with mustard. Drink specials include fresh lime margaritas for $8.


Dine and Discuss

The featured speaker at Wednesday’s A Night Out With event — a collaboration between the Golden Eagle Studio and Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton — is Jane Martin, a multimedia artist, who will talk about the business side of being a professional artist. 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, dinner, tax, and tip. Register in advance on the store’s website.